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David Noonan: a new Submission to Senate Environment Inquiry – on BHP Olympic Dam

David Noonan, Independent Environment Campaigner and Consultant, has  provided a “BHP Olympic Dam Case Study” submission to a federal parliament JSCNA Inquiry, which has now made public by the Committee: “A case study on BHP Olympic Dam mine in SA under the Prime Minister’s ‘fast track’ EPBC Act mine expansion Assessment and Approvals“.

FYI – This submission includes a Joint ENGO Briefing Paper “BHP LEGAL PRIVILEGES IN THE OLYMPIC DAM INDENTURE ACT 1982 OVERRIDE SA LAWS (June 2019) and refers to the Joint ENO Recommendations & Submission to federal government on Olympic Dam mine in Dec 2019.

David Noonan will be variously distributing this submission over the weekend – welcome to discuss any related matter if and as may suit & as raised in the sub.

In addition to the 1982 Indenture over riding Aboriginal Heritage and the PM’s ‘fast track’ assessment & approvals to BHP, my submission raises required protection of GAB Springs and associated cultural heritage from BHP water mining and proposed doubling of GAB water extraction for Olympic Dam mine expansion to 50 million litres a day (annual average) for a 25 year period.

See the JSCNA Inquiry Home Page:


Submission  No.73 Mr David Noonan B.Sc., M.Env.St. (PDF 330 KB)

August 8, 2020 - Posted by | AUSTRALIA - NATIONAL, environment, politics

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