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Aborigines win veto on Kakadu uranium mining

Published by MAC on 2005-02-25


Aborigines win veto on Kakadu uranium mining

After an extended struggle and nation wide campaign in support of the traditional owners that involved a coalition of diverse Indigenous, environmental and social activists and groups, and included blockades against the mining operations, public actions against the company and its corporate shareholders, Energy Resources Australia signs a long awaited agreement recognising the rights of the indigenous owners to free, prior, informed consent.

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