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WA govt’s grab of Aboriginal land is condemned

the words “always was, always will be Aboriginal land” have the rider with Australian governments, “until some rich, greedy corporation wants it”.

Forum condemns Kimberley acquisition, Green Left Weekly, October 31, 2010 By Barry Healy, Perth  Corporations trying to construct a gas processing hub at James Price Point “might have a bit of difficulty getting their power plant built” if Premier Colin Barnett completes compulsorily acquiring the Aboriginal land, WA Australian Manufacturing Workers Union state secretary Steve McCartney told a Fremantle Socialist Alliance forum on October 28.

The land seizure, north of Broome on WA’s Kimberley coastline, is a “very serious problem for our union”, he said. The AMWU has signed agreements with Aboriginal peak bodies across the country guaranteeing union support for Aboriginal communities in dealing with mining corporations……

Socialist Alliance spokesperson Kamala Emanuel observed that the words “always was, always will be Aboriginal land” have the rider with Australian governments, “until some rich, greedy corporation wants it”.

She said the Alliance is totally opposed to the project, which would increase WA’s greenhouse gas emissions by 32 million tonnes per annum CO2 equivalent.

Forum condemns Kimberley acquisition | Green Left Weekly

October 31, 2010 - Posted by | aboriginal issues, uranium, Western Australia | , , , , ,

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