Demand no dumping of nuclear waste on lands belonging to Indigenous Australians

  • by: Georgina B
  • target: Prime Minister of Australia, Tony Abbott

The Australian Government has been attempting to dump radioactive waste on lands belonging to Indigenous Australians.

Proponents are saying it would provide economic benefits for Indigenous people, but many Indigenous groups are opposed to nuclear waste on their traditional lands.

In a recent dispute, Indigenous owners of Muckaty Station located north of Tennant Creek in the Northern Territory won a seven-year battle to stop domestic nuclear waste being dumped on their land, saying they were not properly consulted.

It follows more than 20 years of Indigenous communities in South Australia and the Northern Territory fighting and defeating federal government plans for a national radioactive waste dump on their country.

Australia has resisted using nuclear power and storing radioactive waste from overseas. This is in spite of the country holding some of the largest deposits of uranium in the world.

Why should Indigenous Australians who have been systematically disadvantaged by white settlement have radioactive waste dumped on their lands?

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