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Australia Update

Published by MAC on 2006-09-20


Australia Update

20th September 2006

Two urgent pleas have come from Aboriginal custodians in Australia. The Yanyuwa people want to prevent UK-Swiss Xstrata from diverting a pristine river in order to mine its bed for base metals.

The Jidi Jidi urge that Gleneagle Gold and Sandfire Resources be stopped from illegally exploring and drilling their land.

Readers are urged to support their demands.

The Australian government's carbon emissions trading scheme is, says a correspondent for Australia's Green Left weekly, primarily a means to boost profits for the world's single biggest exporter of the "black stuff"

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