Greens Spokesperson on First Nations issues Senator Rachel Siewert said:
“I am appalled and deeply upset for the Puutu Kunti Kurrama and Pinikura people who have been treated with such blatant disregard and disrespect by the State Government and Rio Tinto.
“The State Government must account for the processes that allowed this to happen.
“I cannot imagine a European artefact of such cultural significance being destroyed like this."
Greens Spokesperson for the Environment Senator Sarah Hanson-Young said: