WGAR News: Film gives new strength to Muckaty campaign: Tennant & District Times

Newsletter date: 19 November 2013

Contents:

* Tennant & District Times: Film gives new strength to Muckaty campaign
* Leanne Nicholson, The Sydney Morning Herald: Western Australia in nation's nuclear waste dump sights
* Background to the proposed Muckaty nuclear waste dump, Northern Territory (NT)

* Facebook: Protect Arnhem Land: Arnhem Land elder Eddie Mason being interviewed about why he does not agree with oil and gas exploration in his sea Country
* Facebook: Protect Arnhem Land: The Northern Territory Government has said it will not ban offshore fracking
* " ... the government rejected a call from traditional owners in the Protect Arnhem Land campaign ... " Green Left Weekly author Emma Murphy
* Upcoming Event: Don't frack the territory: film screening & discussion: Museum & Art Gallery of NT
* Background to the Protect Arnhem Land Campaign, Northern Territory (NT)

* TENNANT & DISTRICT TIMES: FILM GIVES NEW STRENGTH TO MUCKATY CAMPAIGN

- News

Tennant & District Times: Film gives new strength to Muckaty campaign
http://www.tennantcreektimes.com.au/story/1910642/film-gives-new-strengt...
15 Nov 13: "NYINKKA Nyunyu gallery was full for the premiere screening of Protecting Manuwangku last Sunday November 10. The film, produced by Jumbunna Indigenous House of Learning Research Unit at the University of Technology in Sydney, captures the rally and concert last May in Tennant Creek marking six years of resistance to the Muckaty nuclear waste dump proposal. Muckaty Traditional Owner Dianne Stokes, who acted as cultural consultant for Sydney-based directors Isaac Parsons and Jason Daylight-DeSantolo, said a lot of people come along ... "

* LEANNE NICHOLSON, THE SYDNEY MORNING HERALD: WESTERN AUSTRALIA IN NATION'S NUCLEAR WASTE DUMP SIGHTS

- News

The Sydney Morning Herald: Western Australia in nation's nuclear waste dump sights
http://www.smh.com.au/federal-politics/western-australia-in-nations-nucl...
12 Nov 13: "Australia's nuclear waste could be dumped in Western Australia if a Federal Court challenge by traditional owners against a Northern Territory site selected by the federal government is successful. WA, the only state with a dedicated low-level nuclear waste storage facility, has been identified by leading environmental group Australian Conservation Foundation as a legitimate option for a national nuclear waste dump if a challenge by Muckaty Station traditional owners is upheld. Traditional owners will contest plans for the proposed low-level and intermediate level nuclear waste dump, ... " Leanne Nicholson

* BACKGROUND TO THE PROPOSED MUCKATY NUCLEAR WASTE DUMP IN NORTHERN TERRITORY (NT)

Last updated: 11 September 2013

http://indymedia.org.au/2012/04/22/background-to-the-proposed-muckaty-nu...

* FACEBOOK: PROTECT ARNHEM LAND: ARNHEM LAND ELDER EDDIE MASON BEING INTERVIEWED ABOUT WHY HE DOES NOT AGREE WITH OIL AND GAS EXPLORATION IN HIS SEA COUNTRY

- Video

Facebook: Protect Arnhem Land: Arnhem Land elder Eddie Mason being interviewed about why he does not agree with oil and gas exploration in his sea Country.
[scroll down right side of page] https://www.facebook.com/ProtectArnhemLandNT
12 Nov 13

* FACEBOOK: PROTECT ARNHEM LAND: THE NORTHERN TERRITORY GOVERNMENT HAS SAID IT WILL NOT BAN OFFSHORE FRACKING

- News

Facebook: Protect Arnhem Land: The Northern Territory Government has said it will not ban offshore fracking
[scroll down right side of page] https://www.facebook.com/ProtectArnhemLandNT
30 Oct 13: "This article came out on Monday 21st October in the NT news page 5 - we found out by word of mouth - nobody in PAL group could get their hands on an NT news copy that day or the next day - this photo was sent to us from a friend outside of the community, taken on her iphone."

* " ... THE GOVERNMENT REJECTED A CALL FROM TRADITIONAL OWNERS IN THE PROTECT ARNHEM LAND CAMPAIGN ... " GREEN LEFT WEEKLY AUTHOR EMMA MURPHY

- Analysis / Opinion

Green Left: NT government caves in to anti-fracking pressure
https://www.greenleft.org.au/node/55271
2 Nov 13: "The Country Liberal government of the Northern Territory announced on October 26 it was extending a reservation over Darwin’s rural area to "protect rural and rural-residential areas of the Greater Darwin region from oil and gas development". ... Just days before the announcement of the rural area reservation, the government rejected a call from traditional owners in the Protect Arnhem Land campaign, who were asking for their coastal waters to be protected from exploration." By GLW author Emma Murphy.

"Emma Murphy works for the Environment Centre NT and the Lock the Gate Alliance, and addressed the Alice Springs meeting on behalf of the Don’t Frack the Territory campaign group."

* UPCOMING EVENT: DON'T FRACK THE TERRITORY: FILM SCREENING & DISCUSSION: MUSEUM & ART GALLERY OF NT

- Upcoming Event

Event: Thu 28 November 2013: Museum & Art Gallery of NT
Don't frack the territory: film screening & discussion
"A screening of groundbreaking new documentary
"Fractured Country: an unconventional invasion".
Followed by a talk by NSW cattle farmer Phil Laird,
and an update on what's happening in he NT"
Events details: https://www.facebook.com/events/591994894194135/

* BACKGROUND TO THE PROTECT ARNHEM LAND CAMPAIGN, NORTHERN TERRITORY (NT)

Last updated: 3 October 2013

http://indymedia.org.au/2013/10/02/background-to-the-protect-arnhem-land...

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