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ROCK CLIMBERS DESERVE AN APOLOGY

Member for Western Victoria Region, Bev McArthur used a constituency question in Parliament this week to ask the Minister for Energy, Environment and Climate Change, for an apology to the rock climbing community.

Bev McArthur asked “when is [the Minister] 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.

Bev McArthur said “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.”

Her constituency question called 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.”

15 August 2019