Mining Country

TOXIC STATE - Australia's double standards

Julie Bishop’s recent support of the English demands to go after Russia over the alleged misuse of military-grade nerve agent to poison a known double agent on English soil demonstrates the double standards of Australia. Australian farmers and other sectors are using herbicides and pesticides with chemical components similar to high-grade military poisons, e.g. DDT, 2-4-5-T & mustard gas, which is used to kill weevils in grain silos and rabbits in warrens. These toxins leach into the soil and our river systems and when rain comes they drain into our aquifers. [node:read-more:link]

Native Title Act - a perfect chapter for the Art of War

Recently there has recently been a lot of social media chatter in the Eastern States about the pros and cons of Native Title that has created a lot of angst for many people. It is difficult to get the message across to our people in respect to Native Title, because Native Title in itself is a relatively new, very complex and difficult concept to understand, let alone master. The recent case in WA, involving Twiggy Forrest's Fortescue Metals Solomon Mine in the Pilbara, is a classic example of uncertainty for the colonialists and the fact that the Australian government, through the Native Title Act, has literally failed in its efforts to create certainty for the colonial land grabbers. [node:read-more:link]

Native title bill to pass next week: Bipartisan support

Corporate Welfare over Aboriginal Rights and Responsibilities to Country

Labor and the government have come to a "settled position" which will deliver native title law changes through federal parliament next week. The bill, slated to be debated in the Senate on Tuesday, is aimed at resolving legal uncertainty around more than 120 indigenous land use agreements relating to major projects, including Queensland's Carmichael mine proposed by Indian resources giant Adani. The bill expected to pass parliament next week reverts the system to the pre- McGlade status quo. [node:read-more:link]

History repeats: Ethnic cleansing in ACT 1954 and now in WA removal from homelands.

Media Release - 18 December 20143

Australian governments continually and blatantly attack the most vulnerable in our communities and argue that they are concerned for our welfare and the widening 'Gap' in terms of the disparity in our education, etc., while calling us Australian citizens.
But we know we are not Australians citizens under the Australian Constitution and never have been and this is why governments can commit the gross violations of human rights against us and think they can get away with it. [node:read-more:link]

Goomeroi People call for a mining freeze on sacred lands

One of the largest black states in the country calls for a freeze on all mining and development on their ancestral lands.

More that 400 Native Title claimants met in Tamworth to discuss Goomeroi business on the weekend.

Representatives said that they are looking at options to stop ministerial decisions which approve mining in the region.

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