CONSTITUENCY QUESTION ON ROCK CLIMBERS APOLOGY

My constituency question is for the Minister for Energy, Environment and Climate Change, and I ask: when is she going to publicly apologise to the rock climbing community for wrongly accusing them of damaging Aboriginal rock art when in fact the damage, as once displayed on the minister’s own website, was caused by her own Parks Victoria department?

That accusation might now have been removed, but no apology or public correction has been forthcoming, and other assertions referring to chalk remain. Rock climbers have been unfairly maligned, and I call on the minister and her department to admit their errors and publicly apologise to rock climbers for a rush to judgement in the Grampians National Park.

14 August 2019