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      Wide ramifications for EPA decisions from trial:
      David Weber, ABC
      [JPP gas hub case]


      Newsletter date: 11 June 2013

      This newsletter: http://indymedia.org.au/2013/06/10/wgar-news-wide-ramifications-for-epa-decisions-from-trial-david-weber-abc-jpp-gas-hub-cas

      Contents:

      * ABC: Chief Justice reserves decision in gas hub case
      * David Weber, ABC: Wide ramifications for EPA decisions from trial [JPP gas hub case]
      * ABC: Greens call for EPA to explain board behaviour
      * Background to the Save The Kimberley Campaign - James Price Point, north of Broome, WA

      * ABC Mildura - Swan Hill: Fighting for land nothing new for Aboriginal elder
      * ABC Mildura - Swan Hill: Were Aborigines Australia's first 'squatters'?
      * Audio Boo: Fighting for land nothing new for Murra Wurra Paakintji woman
      * Audio Boo: Possible Indigenous claim to Lake Victoria

      * Antinuclear: Northern Territory nuclear waste dump - photographic exhibition on view in London
      * Brisbane & Tennant Creek Exhibitions: Manuwangku - Under the Nuclear Cloud: Photographs by Jagath Dheerasekara
      * CAAMA: Health professional challenges Senator Scullion on Muckaty
      * Background to the proposed Muckaty nuclear waste dump

      * CAAMA: Pam Reilly interviews Gail Mabo
      * NITV News: 21 years after Mabo, how far have Indigenous rights come?
      * NIRS: Reflections on Yothu Yindi frontman's land rights campaign
      * Perth Now: Native title claims should speed up: Oppn
      * Background to Mabo and Native Title


      * ABC:
      CHIEF JUSTICE RESERVES DECISION IN GAS HUB CASE



      - News

      ABC: Chief Justice reserves decision in gas hub case
      http://www.abc.net.au/news/2013-06-05/chief-justice-reserves-decision-in-gas-hub-case/4735924?section=wa
      5 Jun 13: "The Chief Justice has reserved his decision in
      the Wilderness Society's case against the approval of the
      James Price Point gas hub, north of Broome. ... As the
      state was putting its case, the Chief Justice Wayne Martin
      said, "If I decide the assessment was undertaken over four
      years, your case has significant problems." He referred to
      the assessment process and said questions were decided by
      people who should not have been voting. ... The Chief
      Justice said he would publish his reasons as soon as he
      could."


      * DAVID WEBER, ABC:
      WIDE RAMIFICATIONS FOR EPA DECISIONS FROM TRIAL



      - News and Analysis

      ABC: Wide ramifications for EPA decisions from trial
      http://www.abc.net.au/news/2013-06-07/wide-ramifications-for-epa-decisions-from-trial-outcome/4739896
      7 Jun 13: "On the face of it, a court case against the
      environmental approval of an abandoned project seems like a
      silly waste of time and money. Yet The Wilderness Society's
      action against the multi-billion dollar James Price Point
      gas hub, which operator Woodside dumped in April, has now
      been heard in the WA Supreme Court. But it's not the
      Wilderness Society that's been pushing for the case to
      continue, it's the State Government. The environmental
      activist group asked for the case to be adjourned after it
      became clear there would be no Woodside-operated gas hub at
      the site. The government said no." By David Weber


      - Related News

      Australian: Woodside lifts lid on Browse blowout
      http://www.theaustralian.com.au/business/mining-energy/woodside-lifts-lid-on-browse-blowout/story-e6frg9df-1226660990548
      10 Jun 13: "THE Woodside Petroleum-led Browse liquefied
      natural gas project off the coast of Western Australia has
      revealed for the first time the capital cost of the
      controversial development at James Price Point in a formal
      declaration to the state and federal governments. The five
      Browse partners have also requested that their retention
      lease on the big offshore gas fields in the Browse Basin be
      varied from a version pushed by former Woodside chief Don
      Voelte that committed them to studying onshore development
      at James Price Point, which is 60km north of Broome."
      Matt Chambers

      ABC: BHP sells off stake in $45 billion Browse gas project
      http://www.abc.net.au/news/2013-06-08/bhp-signs-off-on-45-billion-browse-gas-project/4741680?section=business
      8 Jun 13: "BHP Billiton has signed off on the sale of its
      stake in the $45 billion Browse gas project in Western
      Australia. The $1.7 billion sale to PetroChina was
      finalised late yesterday. It comes less than two months
      after operator Woodside announced it would shelve the
      project at James Price Point near Broome."


      * ABC:
      GREENS CALL FOR EPA TO EXPLAIN BOARD BEHAVIOUR



      - News

      ABC: Greens call for EPA to explain board behaviour
      http://www.abc.net.au/news/2013-06-10/greens-call-for-epa-board-member-information/4743968?section=wa
      10 Jun 13: "The WA Greens want to know if board members of
      the Environmental Protection Authority who declared
      interests during assessments continued to carry the
      assessments out. It has been revealed that two board
      members declared interests in more than 40 assessments over
      ten years, including the James Price Point gas hub
      proposal. The Wilderness Society has challenged the gas hub
      approval in the Supreme Court saying that board members who
      had an interest should not have been involved in the
      assessment at all. The final approval was made alone by
      the EPA chairman, Dr Paul Vogel."


      * BACKGROUND TO THE SAVE THE KIMBERLEY CAMPAIGN
      - JAMES PRICE POINT, NORTH OF BROOME, WA


      Last updated: 6 June 2013

      http://indymedia.org.au/2012/11/22/wgar-news-background-to-the-save-the-kimberley-campaign-james-price-point-north-of-broome


      * ABC MILDURA - SWAN HILL:
      FIGHTING FOR LAND NOTHING NEW FOR ABORIGINAL ELDER



      - News

      ABC Mildura - Swan Hill:
      Fighting for land nothing new for Aboriginal elder

      http://www.abc.net.au/local/stories/2013/06/07/3777118.htm
      7 Jun 13: "An aboriginal elder from far western New South
      Wales is threatening to take a case to the high court to
      prove her ownership of Lake Victoria. The lake supplies
      parts of South Australia with drinking water. Dorothy
      Lawson's family has been in the area for thousands of
      years, but will argue a legal technicality, under a law
      known as Nullum Tempus. That means they had rights as
      squatters on the land. In Dorothy Lawson's mind, however,
      the idea of having the right to squat on her country is
      nothing new." By Deb Banks and Damien Hooper (ABC Local)


      * ABC MILDURA - SWAN HILL:
      WERE ABORIGINES AUSTRALIA'S FIRST 'SQUATTERS'?



      - Video

      ABC Mildura - Swan Hill:
      Were Aborigines Australia's first 'squatters'?

      http://www.abc.net.au/local/stories/2013/06/06/3776284.htm
      6 Jun 13: "An Indigenous family from the Western Division of
      New South Wales is on its way to finding out, and say
      they'll take the question to the High Court, if necessary.
      Murra Wurra Paakintji elder Dorothy Lawson says her
      grandparent's rights as "squatters" were over-looked when
      authorities built a water storage basin at Lake Victoria in
      1922. She and her son Philip are seeking damages from SA
      Water for the taking of their family's land and waters, and
      for pain and suffering due to desecration of the area
      - classed as one of the largest pre-industrial burial
      sites in the world." By Deb Banks (ABC Local)


      * AUDIO BOO:
      FIGHTING FOR LAND NOTHING NEW
      FOR MURRA WURRA PAAKINTJI WOMAN



      - Audio

      Audio Boo: Audio
      - Fighting for land nothing new for Murra Wurra Paakintji woman

      http://audioboo.fm/boos/1437381-audio-fighting-for-land-nothing-new-for-murra-wurra-paakintji-woman
      7 Jun 13: "An aboriginal elder from far western New South
      Wales is threatening to take a case to the high court to
      prove her ownership of Lake Victoria. The lake supplies
      parts of South Australia with drinking water. Dorothy
      Lawson's family has been in the area for thousands of years,
      but will argue a legal technicality, under a law known as
      Nullum Tempus. That means they had rights as squatters on
      the land. ABC Local"


      * AUDIO BOO:
      POSSIBLE INDIGENOUS CLAIM TO LAKE VICTORIA



      - Audio

      Audio Boo: Audio - Possible Indigenous claim to Lake Victoria
      http://audioboo.fm/boos/1437057-audio-possible-indigenous-claim-to-lake-victoria
      7 Jun 13: "An aboriginal elder from far western New South
      Wales is threatening to take High Court action to prove her
      ownership of Lake Victoria. Dorothy Lawson's family have
      been in the area for thousands of years and she hopes to
      argue that under a legal technicality they have rights as
      squatters on the land. Deb Banks - ABC News 24"


      * ANTINUCLEAR:
      NORTHERN TERRITORY NUCLEAR WASTE DUMP
      - PHOTOGRAPHIC EXHIBITION ON VIEW IN LONDON



      - News

      Antinuclear:
      Northern Territory nuclear waste dump
      - photographic exhibition on view in London

      http://antinuclear.net/2013/06/08/northern-territory-nuclear-waste-dump-photographic-exhibition-on-view-in-londaon/
      8 Jun 13: "NT radioactive waste dump plan under the lens in
      London, 8 June 13 The lives of some of the locals and
      landscapes threatened by a planned national radioactive
      waste dump in the Northern Territory will feature in a
      leading international photo festival in London this weekend. 
      You can view the exhibition at: http://jd.photoshelter.com/gallery/Manuwangku-Under-the-Nuclear-Cloud-NT-Australia-2010-11/G00009qOJutjBtoc/
      Manuwangku, Under the Nuclear Cloud profiles the community
      resisting the federal government’s plan to build the
      radioactive waste dump on Aboriginal land at Muckaty,
      north of Tennant Creek in the Barkly region of Central
      Australia."


      - Past Event

      Manuwangku - Under the Nuclear Cloud
      Photographs by Jagath Dheerasekara

      http://jd.photoshelter.com/page1
      "London.
      Rich Mix, East London (35~57, Bethnal Green Road, E16LA)
      PICS Festival by PhotoVoice - Multimedia Programme ...
      Saturday 8 June 2013 - 12:00 ~ 18:00"


      * BRISBANE & TENNANT CREEK EXHIBITIONS:
      MANUWANGKU - UNDER THE NUCLEAR CLOUD:
      PHOTOGRAPHS BY JAGATH DHEERASEKARA



      - Upcoming Events

      Event: Sat 13 July - Sun 11 August 2013: Brisbane, Qld
      Manuwangku - Under the Nuclear Cloud
      Photographs by Jagath Dheerasekara

      Venue: Queensland Centre for Photography
      "Manuwangku, Under the Nuclear Cloud is a
      series of photographs by Jagath Dheerasekara
      presenting the community and country around Muckaty,
      120 kilometres north of Tennant Creek in the NT."
      "For over five years this area has been the focus
      of federal government pressure as a site to
      dump radioactive waste. The federal plan is
      deeply unpopular and is being actively opposed."
      "Sri Lankan photographer Jagath Dheerasekara
      received the Amnesty International Human Rights
      Innovation Grant 2010 and has developed the
      exhibition as a collaborative project with the
      Beyond Nuclear Initiative and Muckaty Traditional Owners."
      jagath dheerasekara photographs and story: http://jd.photoshelter.com/gallery/Manuwangku-Under-the-Nuclear-Cloud-NT-Australia-2010-11/G00009qOJutjBtoc/
      jagath dheerasekara homepage: http://jd.photoshelter.com/index
      jagath dheerasekara book: http://au.blurb.com/books/4159127-manuwangku-under-the-nuclear-cloud
      jagath dheerasekara - My Exhibitions & Events: http://jd.photoshelter.com/page1
      Essay in burn magazine: http://www.burnmagazine.org/essays/2013/03/jagath-dheerasekara-manuwangku-under-the-nuclear-cloud/
      Interviews with Manawangku traditional owners Isobel Phillips & Doris Kelly: http://www.thewire.org.au/storyDetail.aspx?ID=10023
      Beyond Nuclear Initiative (BNI) homepage: http://beyondnuclearinitiative.com/
      Amnesty International Australia: http://www.amnesty.org.au/indigenous-rights
      Event details: [scroll down page] http://jd.photoshelter.com/page1
      WGAR Background to the proposed Muckaty nuclear waste dump in NT: http://indymedia.org.au/2012/04/22/background-to-the-proposed-muckaty-nuclear-waste-dump-in-nt-australia

      Event: Tue 27 August 2013: Tennant Creek, NT
      Manuwangku - Under the Nuclear Cloud
      Photographs by Jagath Dheerasekara

      Opening: Tue 27 August 2013

      Venue: Nyinkka Nyunyu Art and Cultural Centre
      "Manuwangku, Under the Nuclear Cloud is a
      series of photographs by Jagath Dheerasekara
      presenting the community and country around Muckaty,
      120 kilometres north of Tennant Creek in the NT."
      "For over five years this area has been the focus
      of federal government pressure as a site to
      dump radioactive waste. The federal plan is
      deeply unpopular and is being actively opposed."
      "Sri Lankan photographer Jagath Dheerasekara
      received the Amnesty International Human Rights
      Innovation Grant 2010 and has developed the
      exhibition as a collaborative project with the
      Beyond Nuclear Initiative and Muckaty Traditional Owners."
      jagath dheerasekara photographs and story: http://jd.photoshelter.com/gallery/Manuwangku-Under-the-Nuclear-Cloud-NT-Australia-2010-11/G00009qOJutjBtoc/
      jagath dheerasekara homepage: http://jd.photoshelter.com/index
      jagath dheerasekara book: http://au.blurb.com/books/4159127-manuwangku-under-the-nuclear-cloud
      jagath dheerasekara - My Exhibitions & Events: http://jd.photoshelter.com/page1
      Essay in burn magazine: http://www.burnmagazine.org/essays/2013/03/jagath-dheerasekara-manuwangku-under-the-nuclear-cloud/
      Interviews with Manawangku traditional owners Isobel Phillips & Doris Kelly: http://www.thewire.org.au/storyDetail.aspx?ID=10023
      Beyond Nuclear Initiative (BNI) homepage: http://beyondnuclearinitiative.com/
      Amnesty International Australia: http://www.amnesty.org.au/indigenous-rights
      Event details: http://jd.photoshelter.com/page1
      WGAR Background to the proposed Muckaty nuclear waste dump in NT: http://indymedia.org.au/2012/04/22/background-to-the-proposed-muckaty-nuclear-waste-dump-in-nt-australia


      * CAAMA:
      HEALTH PROFESSIONAL CHALLENGES SENATOR SCULLION ON MUCKATY



      - Audio

      Central Australian Aboriginal Media Association:
      Health professional challenges Senator Scullion on Muckaty

      http://caama.com.au/health-professional-challenges-senator-scullion-on-muckaty
      6 Jun 13: "Dr Bill Williams the President of the Medical
      Association for Prevention of War responds to Senator Nigel
      Scullion’s statements that a radioactive waste dump at
      Muckaty is necessary."


      - Related Audio

      Central Australian Aboriginal Media Association:
      http://caama.com.au/radio#tabs-6
      http://caama.com.au/wp-content/uploads/2013/06/am-7-06.mp3
      7 Jun 13: "A peak medical anti nuclear lobby group has
      criticised Northern Territory Senator Nigel Scullion over
      his recent comments about the safety of storing nuclear
      waste at a proposed site near Tennant Creek."


      * BACKGROUND TO THE PROPOSED MUCKATY NUCLEAR WASTE DUMP:

      Last updated: 6 June 2013

      http://indymedia.org.au/2012/04/22/background-to-the-proposed-muckaty-nuclear-waste-dump-in-nt-australia


      * CAAMA:
      PAM REILLY INTERVIEWS GAIL MABO



      - Video

      Central Australian Aboriginal Media Association:
      Pam Reilly interviews Gail Mabo

      http://caama.com.au/pam-reilly-interviews-gail-mabo
      7 Jun 13


      * NITV NEWS:
      21 YEARS AFTER MABO,
      HOW FAR HAVE INDIGENOUS RIGHTS COME?



      - Video

      SBS World News:
      21 years after Mabo, how far have Indigenous rights come?
      Source: Craig Quartermaine, NITV News

      http://www.sbs.com.au/news/article/1774527/21-years-after-Mabo-how-far-have-Indigenous-rights
      4 Jun 13: "Twenty-one years ago the landmark Mabo High
      Court decision changed the landscape of Indigenous affairs.
      Some of the nation's top campaigners and academics have
      gathered in Alice Springs to talk about shaping the future,
      and to examine how effective that historic decision has
      been."


      * NIRS:
      REFLECTIONS ON YOTHU YINDI FRONTMAN'S
      LAND RIGHTS CAMPAIGN



      - Audio

      National Indigenous Radio Service:
      Reflections on Yothu Yindi frontman's land rights campaign

      http://www.nirs.org.au/blog/NEWS/article/29344/Reflections-on-Yothu-Yindi-frontman%27s-land-rights-campaign.html
      4 Jun 13: "By NIRS/NITV: The front man of famous Australian
      band Yothu Yindi, who this week passed away, is being
      remembered as a great musician, educator, cultural leader
      and land rights campaigner. ... Yothu Yindi’s hit song
      Treaty is seen as a contemporary anthem for Indigenous
      rights in Australia. NITV News arts correspondent Nancia
      Guivarra reflected on the man's contribution to the fight
      for land rights."


      * PERTH NOW:
      NATIVE TITLE CLAIMS SHOULD SPEED UP:
      OPPN



      - News

      Perth Now: Native title claims should speed up: Oppn
      http://www.perthnow.com.au/news/breaking-news/native-title-claims-should-speed-up-oppn/story-fnhrvfuw-1226658064324
      5 Jun 13: "THE coalition will take a stand against the
      "nonsense" of Aboriginal land being used for conservation
      at the expense of indigenous development, if it wins the
      election. Opposition indigenous affairs spokesman Nigel
      Scullion flagged changes he would help drive through as he
      addressed a native title conference in Alice Springs on
      Wednesday. "If I am lucky enough to become the minister
      after the next election, my priority will be to do whatever
      I can to speed up the process (of native title)," Senator
      Scullion said." Lisa Martin


      - Related Audio

      National Indigenous Radio Service:
      Native Title Conference 2013 wraps up

      http://www.nirs.org.au/blog/NEWS/article/29353/Native-Title-Conference-2013-wraps-up.html
      6 Jun 13: "The Federal Opposition’s Indigenous Affairs
      Spokesperson, Nigel Scullion, has given the closing address
      at this year’s National Native Title Conference in Alice
      Springs. He says if the Coalition gets into power in
      September, they would aim to speed up the Native Title
      process for claimants and work with and support groups to
      develop their land."

      Central Australian Aboriginal Media Association:
      http://caama.com.au/radio#tabs-6
      http://caama.com.au/wp-content/uploads/2013/06/am-5-06.mp3
      6 Jun 13: "The winner of Australia’s premier literary prize
      has told the 2013 National Native Title Conference that it
      was not acceptable for others to decide what is best for
      Aboriginal and Islander Australians."


      * BACKGROUND TO MABO AND NATIVE TITLE:

      Last updated: 29 May 2013

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

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