Give Minister Ferguson the thumbs down on Muckaty Bill
Minister Ferguson's Office
159 High Street, Preston. Melbourne, VIC.
Monday January 17th, 2011. 9am - 11am
Come along in January to help ensure Muckaty in the NT a Happy New Year without a waste dump.
Bring along banners, placards, music, your friends and family. This is a really important time for the Muckaty Campaign.
Three days before Christmas the government concluded a sham committee inquiry endorsing Martin Ferguson's plans to dump nuclear waste at Muckaty in the NT Traditional Owners were not given the opportunity to speak to the committee or even to lodge a submission. Ferguson continues to refuse requests to meet with Traditional Owners opposed to the dump.
Traditional Owners have initiated legal action in the Federal Court yet it seems likely that Ferguson will push ahead with his Radioactive Waste Management Bill early in 2011. The Bill overrides state and territory laws, it overrides important federal Aboriginal heritage and environmental legislation, and it enshrines Muckaty as the only site under consideration despite the opposition of many Traditional Owners, the NT Government and many others.
Muckaty Traditional Owners are calling for our support to stop the dump. Now is the time to act. Please come to the protest on January 17 and contact Friends of the Earth if you can support the campaign in other ways.
Contact: Jim Green, Friends of the Earth national nuclear campaigner, 0417 318368, firstname.lastname@example.org
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