the battle to mine Australia's uranium
by Tony Grey
I came to the conclusion long ago that Jabiluka would never be mined. I came to this conclusion after reading Tony Grey's fascinating book It is clear to me from reading Grey's reporting that there is something special, a Spirit of Place, protecting Jabiluka. Every attempt to mine uranium from Jabiluka across the last four decades has been thwarted. It is time for whitefellas, their corporations, and their governments to concede defeat and give heed to the Mirrar people's call to have Jabiluka incorporated into Kakadu.
Ranger sits like a festering boil surrounded by Kakadu. Uranium mining continues to pollute the Magela Creek system, a major water network in the north-east of the Northern Territory. This is in spite of - and, at times, excuses from - the Office of the Supervising Scientist.
THE FINAL WHISTLE BLEW LONG AGO ON
IT IS TIME TO HEED THE MIRRAR.
ABSORB IT AND JABIRU INTO KAKADU,
WHERE THEY BOTH BELONG.
Jabiluka: alarming precedents are being set. (Australian land rights and mining): An article from: Arena