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Barngarla Determination Aboriginal Corporation to continue legal fight over proposed nuclear waste dump

Kimba District Council, 28 Sept 18 : The Australian Human Rights Commission has today formally terminated conciliation between the Barngarla Determination Aboriginal Corporation and the District Council of Kimba. The matter is now likely to proceed through a judicial process. In the meantime, the National Radioactive Waste Management Facility site selection ballot will not be undertaken until the matter is resolved.

A spokesperson for Council said that during the conciliation, alternative options for resolution were put to BDAC by the Department of Industry, Innovation and Science, but were not accepted. For this reason, the outcome is disappointing, but Council remains committed to facilitating a forum on behalf of the Minister for Resources and Northern Australia that ensures the Kimba community has an opportunity to be heard on the issue.

Given the matter is still before the court, Council will be making no further comment, but will keep the community informed as the situation develops.

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September 28, 2018 - Posted by | aboriginal issues, AUSTRALIA - NATIONAL, Federal nuclear waste dump, health

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