Cape York cultural heritage charges dismissed, landmark victory claim

Sally Gall
By Sally Gall
Updated October 19 2021 - 8:21pm, first published 5:00am
Scott Harris, right, and son Tom, pictured in 2016 in the middle of harvesting a grain sorghum crop on Strathmore Station, Georgetown. Photo: Lea Coghlan

Charges brought by the Queensland government against Cape York grazier Scott Harris under the Aboriginal Cultural Heritage Act 2003 have been dismissed, in what has been described as a landmark victory.

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Sally Gall

Sally Gall

Senior journalist - Queensland Country Life/North Queensland Register

Based at Blackall, CW Qld, where I've raised a family, run Merino sheep and beef cattle, and helped develop a region - its history, tourism, education and communications.