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Aboriginal protest against Muckaty nuclear waste dump stops traffic in Tennant Creek

Muckaty protest brings town’s traffic to a halt 05 Apr, 2012 AN impromptu protest staged by Muckaty traditional owners on Monday brought highway traffic to a halt.

The women, many in traditional body paint, rallied outside the Northern Land Council office in Paterson Street to reiterate the stand they have taken since their land was first nominated as a site for the Federal Government’s national radioactive waste dump.

“We do not want a nuclear dump on our land,” Bunny Nabarula said.

“We have always said ‘no’ and we mean ‘no.’ The Government needs to get this message because we are not ever going to change our mind.”

Lawyers representing traditional owners who have challenged the nomination of Muckaty faced the Commonwealth Government and Northern Land Council in the Federal Court in Melbourne last week.

After a two-day hearing the matter was adjourned with a trial date to be set next month.

April 6, 2012 - Posted by | Northern Territory, Opposition to nuclear |

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