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Environmentalist takes Warren Mundine to task over cheap inaccurate statement

Key environmentalist, Dr Jim Green, has taken issue with Warren Mundine's environmental comments early in June 2014.

Mr Mundine challenged green groups ‘to name one place in Australia where they would support a new mine'. Mr Mundine wrote, that he is ‘still waiting for an answer'. Dr Green said that if Mr Mundine had asked him he would have responded and he can name six States and two Territories where I would support a new mine. Read more about Environmentalist takes Warren Mundine to task over cheap inaccurate statement

Proposed WA Aboriginal Heritage Act : The Upsides and the Downsides explained

A great overview of the proposed changes in the WA heritage Act - The new and the old - the good and the bad by Nicholas Herriman of Latrobe University.

The fast pace of development in WA has destroyed much First Nations heritage. In recognition of this, WA’s parliament passed, in 1972, the Aboriginal Heritage Act. Now they propose an updated model but the revisions will make it easier for developers to disturb heritage sites. Read more about Proposed WA Aboriginal Heritage Act : The Upsides and the Downsides explained

UNESCO rejects 'feeble' Abbott government bid to wind back protection of Tasmanian forests

Australia has been 'humiliated' by the governments efforts to de-register part of Tasmania world heritage forests, according Greens leader Christine Milne.

Andrew Darby Sydney Morning Herald 24 June 24 2014 Read more about UNESCO rejects 'feeble' Abbott government bid to wind back protection of Tasmanian forests

First Nations patch mosaic burning and varanid lizards: Research suppliment


'Aborigines using fire to hunt kangaroos', by convict artist Joseph Lycett, c1820, watercolour and gouache on paper. (National Library of Australia)
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Sovereignty claimed over Murray-Darling rivers

Northern Murray Darling Basin Member Nations
Nations: Barkindji (Paakantyi), Githabul, Mandandanji, Barunggam, Gunggari, Mardigan, Bidjara, Jarowair, Murrawarri, Bigambul, Gwamu, (Kooma), Ngemba, Budjiti, Kunja, Ngiyampaa, Euahlayi, Kambuwal, Kwiambul, Wailwan, Gamilaroi, Maljangapa, and Wakka Wakka.
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