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Australian govt to try mediation to get nuclear waste dump on to Aboriginal land

a representative from other clans, Mark Lane Jangala, has launched a Federal Court challenge against the Government and the land council to try to stop the dump.

Nuclear dump parties to enter mediation, ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation), By Anna Henderson, 26 Oct 10 The Federal Government and the Northern Land Council have agreed to mediate with Aboriginal clans who oppose a nuclear waste dump in the Northern Territory.

The Government plans to put a radioactive waste dump on Aboriginal land near Tennant Creek. The Northern Land Council says the recognised traditional owners of the site support the proposal.

But a representative from other clans, Mark Lane Jangala, has launched a Federal Court challenge against the Government and the land council to try to stop the dump.

The Federal Court has ordered, by consent, the parties enter mediation by the end of January. Nuclear dump parties to enter mediation – ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

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October 26, 2010 - Posted by | aboriginal issues, AUSTRALIA - NATIONAL | , , , , , ,

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