Land Sea & Water

Australian government in a frenzy to dump their poison on 'Country'

Many people in Australia are in the hunt for millions of dollars as the government searches for a place to dump 14 tonnes of nuclear waste, just for starters

The waste the government is 'talking up' will be returned to Australia by the end of next year following treatment in France and the UK.

It has been reported that some First Nations people in the NT are squabbling over hosting the nuclear waste in their land. Read more about Australian government in a frenzy to dump their poison on 'Country'

First Nations men have set up a Tent Embassy in Airds to have their voices heard

Campbelltown NSW has the start of a Tent Embassy as First Nations people gather to raise their voice over the protection of land and wildlife in Airds.

Three First Nations original men erected two tents this week to show their concerns over the Airds Bradbury Renewal Project.

“This is our own solidarity march. This is sacred land that we are on,” Gungadin, one of the men said Read more about First Nations men have set up a Tent Embassy in Airds to have their voices heard

Lore of the land as First Nations people take on BHP

First Nations people in West Australia's Pilbara iron ore region are taking on BHP Billiton over its claim for leases covering 200 square kilometres of their tribal country.

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Why Australia should not become the world's nuclear waste dump

It is little wonder that Hawke's efforts at a treaty with Aboriginal Australia failed when the best plan he can envisage for lifting communities out of poverty is to offer a toxic trade-off for access to basic services that all other citizens enjoy.

This really demonstrates how bereft of responsible policy ideas some politicians are, both in regards to tackling Aboriginal disadvantage and dealing responsibly with the nation's growing radioactive waste problem. Read more about Why Australia should not become the world's nuclear waste dump

First Nations activists Geoff Clark and Michael Mansell aim to trade beef with Russia

Russian president Vladimir Putin

Geoff Clark said he and Michael Mansell are planning to travel to Cape York and Gulf of Carpentaria communities in late September to discuss plans to export beef to Russia.

Mr Clark said he had led successful Aboriginal trade delegations with the former Soviet Union in the late 1980s. “These (Russian trade) sanctions have nothing to do with our people and they have been imposed by people who do not represent us,” he said. Read more about First Nations activists Geoff Clark and Michael Mansell aim to trade beef with Russia

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