Places Archives: Australia

Australian government votes to unload nuclear waste on remote Aboriginal community

By Oliver Milman / The Guardian The Australian government has passed legislation that will create the country’s first nuclear waste dump, despite fierce opposition from environmental and Aboriginal groups. The passage of the National Radioactive Waste Management Bill 2010 through the Senate paves the way for a highly controversial plan to store nuclear waste in … Continue reading Australian government votes to unload nuclear waste on remote Aboriginal community

Rampant mining in Australia threatens Great Barrier Reef

By Oliver Milman / The Guardian A UN environmental team has arrived in Australia for a crunch 10-day assessment of the Great Barrier Reef, warning that the coral ecosystem is at a “crossroads” due to the soaring activity of the mining industry in the World Heritage Area. The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation … Continue reading Rampant mining in Australia threatens Great Barrier Reef

Nyoongar people of Australia reject billion dollar offer for land title

By Ahni, Intercontinental Cry A Nyoongar Tent Embassy was established on Perth’s Heirisson Island this month in response to a Billion dollar proposal by the Western Australia government that would force the Nyoongar to surrender their land title, permanently. For elders like Uncle Richard Wilkes, surrendering his custodianship of land is unthinkable, as the proposed … Continue reading Nyoongar people of Australia reject billion dollar offer for land title