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      Date: 5 December 2013 09:13
      Subject: [WGAR-news] Forty uranium mines is the plan for Western Australia: Gerry Georgatos, The Stringer
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      Forty uranium mines is the plan for Western Australia:
      Gerry Georgatos, The Stringer

      Newsletter date: 5 December 2013

      This newsletter: http://indymedia.org.au/2013/12/04/wgar-news-forty-uranium-mines-is-the-plan-for-western-australia-gerry-georgatos-the-strin

      Contents:

      * Ryan Emery, SBS Radionews: Elder pleads with BHP "don't make me bankrupt"
      * Ryan Emery & Greg Dyett, SBS Radionews: Indigenous elder appeals to BHP Billiton
      * Babs McHugh, ABC Rural: Aboriginal elder Kevin Buzzacott gets no answer from BHP AGM
      * Background to expansion of Olympic Dam mine challenge

      * Gerry Georgatos, The Stringer: Forty uranium mines is the plan for Western Australia
      * WANFA nuclearfree WA, YouTube: WANFA roadshow [an interview with Curtis Taylor]
      * WANFA - Western Australian Nuclear Free Alliance: Take action - no uranium mine at Kintyre
      * Background to WANFA - Western Australian Nuclear Free Alliance

      * SBS News: New NT uranium mine in question

      * SBS News: Indigenous Nhulunbuy community rocked by Rio Tinto closure
      * 9 News: Arnhem Land must look beyond mining jobs

      * The Stringer: Ewamian native title rights recognised
      * Background to Mabo and Native Title


      * RYAN EMERY, SBS RADIONEWS:
      ELDER PLEADS WITH BHP "DON'T MAKE ME BANKRUPT"



      - Audio

      SBS Radionews: Elder pleads with BHP "don't make me bankrupt"
      By Ryan Emery
      http://www.sbs.com.au/podcasts/Podcasts/radionews/episode/302255/Elder-pleads-with-BHP-don-t-make-me-bankrupt
      22 Nov 13: "An Aboriginal elder has pleaded with BHP not to
      make him bankrupt, after he lost a court battle over
      expansion of the Olympic Dam uranium mine and was ordered
      to pay costs. ...
      (Transcript from World News Australia Radio)
      Arabunna elder Kevin Buzzacott has pleaded with BHP not to
      make him bankrupt. Mr Buzzacott took BHP to court over its
      expansion of its Olympic Dam uranium mine, but lost and had
      to pay court costs. He made his plea directly to chairman
      Jac Nasser at BHP's annual general meeting in Perth."
      By Ryan Emery


      * RYAN EMERY & GREG DYETT, SBS RADIONEWS:
      INDIGENOUS ELDER APPEALS TO BHP BILLITON



      - Audio

      SBS Radionews: Indigenous elder appeals to BHP Billiton
      By Ryan Emery & Greg Dyett
      http://www.sbs.com.au/podcasts/Podcasts/radionews/episode/302027/Indigenous-elder-appeals-to-BHP-Billiton
      21 Nov 13: "In Perth, an Indigenous elder has asked BHP
      Billiton not to pursue him for court costs incurred while
      fighting an expansion of the Olympic Dam uranium mine. Kevin
      Buzzacott attended BHP Billiton's annual general meeting
      where he made his case. World News Australia's Ryan Emery
      was also there, and spoke with Greg Dyett."
      By Ryan Emery & Greg Dyett


      * BABS MCHUGH, ABC RURAL:
      ABORIGINAL ELDER KEVIN BUZZACOTT GETS NO ANSWER FROM BHP AGM



      - News

      ABC Rural: Aboriginal elder Kevin Buzzacott gets no answer from BHP AGM
      http://www.abc.net.au/news/2013-11-21/aboriginal-elders-asks-bhp-to-drop-costs/5107622
      21 Nov 13: "BHP Billiton would neither confirm nor deny
      that it plans to pursue a South Australian Aboriginal elder
      for court costs. Kevin Buzzacott of the Arabunna people was
      ordered by the Federal Court to pay costs to the SA and
      Federal Governments and BHP after a failed appeal over the
      expansion of the Olympic Dam uranium, copper and gold mine.
      Mr Buzzacott argued the proposed expansion, which has
      since been shelved, was approved without proper
      consideration of the long term environmental impact."
      Babs McHugh


      * BACKGROUND TO EXPANSION OF OLYMPIC DAM MINE CHALLENGE:

      Last updated: 27 October 2013

      http://indymedia.org.au/2012/05/13/background-to-expansion-of-olympic-dam-mine-challenge-south-australia


      * GERRY GEORGATOS, THE STRINGER:
      FORTY URANIUM MINES IS THE PLAN FOR WESTERN AUSTRALIA


      - Analysis / Opinion

      The Stringer: Forty uranium mines is the plan for Western Australia
      http://thestringer.com.au/forty-uranium-mines-is-the-plan-for-western-australia/
      29 Nov 13: "A couple of insiders estimate potentially 40
      uranium mines will arise right throughout Western Australia
      in the decades to come. Environmentalists reject that this
      is possible while Aboriginal Elders resident on Country say
      they will resist uranium mining at all costs. Local
      Aboriginal Elder Mr Glen Cooke has travelled from Wiluna to
      attend Toro Energy’s annual meeting today to highlight
      community concern over Toro’s plans for uranium mining in the
      region." By Gerry Georgatos,
      a life-long human rights and social justice campaigner,
      a multi-award winning investigative journalist


      * WANFA NUCLEARFREE WA, YOUTUBE:
      WANFA ROADSHOW
      [AN INTERVIEW WITH CURTIS TAYLOR]



      - Video

      WANFA nuclearfree WA, YouTube: WANFA roadshow
      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GnqEYJbcQww
      2 Jun 13: "This short film describes the importance of
      bringing balanced information about the nuclear industry to
      Aboriginal communities facing the threat of uranium mining."


      * WANFA - WESTERN AUSTRALIAN NUCLEAR FREE ALLIANCE:
      TAKE ACTION
      - NO URANIUM MINE AT KINTYRE


      - Campaign

      WANFA Western Australian Nuclear Free Alliance:
      Take action - no uranium mine at Kintyre

      http://nuclearfree.wordpress.com/
      18 Nov 13: "WA’s biggest national park is under threat
      from uranium mining at Kintyre. Karlamilyi (Rudall River)
      national park encompasses spinifex plains, red desert
      sands, salt lakes and ancient gorges that protect pristine
      rock pools and swimming holes. A proposal for an open cut
      uranium mine just 500m from Yantikuji Creek by Canadian
      mining giant Cameco is putting all of this at risk. Our
      national parks deserve good neighbours, not uranium mines.
      Take action - send a message to the Environmental
      Protection Authority, Premier Barnett, the Environment
      Minister, Opposition Leader and Shadow Environment Minister."


      * BACKGROUND TO WANFA
      - WESTERN AUSTRALIAN NUCLEAR FREE ALLIANCE



      - Compilation

      Western Australian Nuclear Free Alliance (WANFA)

      Last updated: 12 July 2013

      http://www.indymedia.org.au/2013/01/02/western-australian-nuclear-free-alliance-wanfa


      * SBS NEWS:
      NEW NT URANIUM MINE IN QUESTION



      - News

      SBS News: New NT uranium mine in question
      http://www.sbs.com.au/news/article/2013/11/20/new-nt-uranium-mine-question
      20 Nov 13: "After a second radiation security breach in two
      weeks at the Ranger uranium mine site in the NT,
      traditional owners are calling for federal intervention. ...
      Traditional owners in Kakadu National Park have been rocked
      by a second security breach in two weeks at the Ranger
      uranium mine, and say the site's radiation control measures
      are failing. Four uranium storage barrels were discovered in
      bushland outside of Darwin on Monday, outraging the
      Gundjeihmi Aboriginal Corporation (GAC), which acts on
      behalf of the Mirarr people." Source AAP


      * SBS NEWS:
      INDIGENOUS NHULUNBUY COMMUNITY ROCKED BY RIO TINTO CLOSURE


      - Video

      SBS News: Indigenous Nhulunbuy community rocked by Rio Tinto closure
      http://www.sbs.com.au/news/article/2013/11/29/rio-tinto-axes-1100-jobs-northern-territory
      29 Nov 13: "Nearly one quarter of the population of the
      Northern Territory community of Nhulunbuy will be out of
      work when Rio Tinto closes it's alumina refinery. The
      company will begin phasing out production of aluminium at
      the beginning of next year, putting over one thousand
      Indigenous workers out of employment. The company has come
      under intense criticism in parliament today, the Prime
      Minister Tony Abbott saying Rio Tinto has an obligation to
      the community and especially to those who have bought
      houses and businesses in the area."


      * 9 NEWS:
      ARNHEM LAND MUST LOOK BEYOND MINING JOBS



      - Analysis / Opinion

      9 News: Arnhem Land must look beyond mining jobs
      http://news.ninemsn.com.au/national/2013/11/29/16/00/arnhem-land-must-look-beyond-mining-jobs
      29 Nov 13: "It's dangerous to rely too heavily on an
      industry such as mining, says an Aboriginal tourism company
      seeking to pull East Arnhem Land out from under the shadow
      of Rio Tinto's impending closure of the Gove alumina
      refinery. But Aboriginal communities in Arnhem Land will
      create hundreds of jobs and forge their own economic future
      beyond the scope of mining, says Djawa Burarrwanga, chairman
      of Lirrwi Yolngu Tourism Aboriginal Corporation."


      * THE STRINGER:
      EWAMIAN NATIVE TITLE RIGHTS RECOGNISED



      - Analysis / Opinion

      The Stringer: Ewamian native title rights recognised
      http://thestringer.com.au/ewamian-native-title-rights-recognised/
      26 Nov 13: "Today, the Federal Court of Australia
      recognised the Ewamian Peoples’ native title rights and
      various interests over its traditional lands in north
      Queensland in two consent determinations. Elders fought
      long and hard to get to today where the determinations were
      handed down in Georgetown. Land within the vicinity of
      Georgetown, Forsyth, Einasleigh and Mt Surprise today are
      the focus of a full day of celebrations and commemoration
      for Ewamian (pronounced Oor-am-in) people. Ewamian
      Aboriginal Corporation Chairperson Ken Georgetown said it
      was a huge milestone for his community with the first
      claims being lodged in 1997." By The Stringer


      * BACKGROUND TO MABO AND NATIVE TITLE:

      Last updated: 2 November 2013

      http://indymedia.org.au/2012/07/02/background-to-mabo-and-native-title

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