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Past event:
18 & 19 July 2013

Traditional Owners from Arnhem Land spoke about the battle to save their sea country from American resources giant Paltar Petroleum

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Traditional owners seek your assistance to save Arnhem land from oil and gas companies - 9 July 2013
Traditional Owners and the Protect Arnhem Land community campaign (based in Maningrida) are seeking the assistance of environment groups and Indigenous networks in Sydney to help raise awareness of the threat to Arnhem Land from oil and gas exploration.
Five traditional owners are travelling from Maningrida to Sydney in mid July and will hold a public event in Martin Place outside the offices of Paltar Petroleum at midday on Friday 19 July. ...

Background articles:
WGAR News: Arnhem Land Traditional Owners call for an end to fracking: The Stringer - 22 March 2013

Northern Territory


SBS Living Black: Protecting Sea Country from Seabed Mining - 4 July 2013
"The Anindilyakwa people of Groote Eylandt have been promised permanent protection for their sea country by the NT Chief Minister. ... Traditional owners of a unique island in the Northern Territory have begun a process to protect sea country from mining that could see Eddie Mabo's Native Title legacy extend offshore. To the Anindilyakwa people of Groote Eylandt, getting a permanent ban on seabed mining is imperative to protect their songlines significant to crossing the sea back to the mainland. ... Mark Hewitt is the CEO of the Anindilyakwa Land Council."

Tracker - Jeff McMullen - THE WAY AHEAD: The new land grab - 18 June 2013
...what really is driving policies such as the Northern Territory Intervention and the extraordinary social engineering to control Aboriginal people still living on traditional lands....
While the giant machines scrape the red dirt country like scenes from the movie Avatar and the foreign ships line up around our shores for iron ore, bauxite, coal and uranium, so far there is little evidence that mining has eased the disadvantage of Australia’s half a million Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. ...

ABC News - Locals concerned over NLC fracking 'push' - 23 April 2013

Indigenous residents in the Mataranka and the Roper region are accusing the Northern Land Council of encouraging the approval of oil and gas exploration on their land.....

Lateline Business - Northern Land Council wants fracking halt - 14 November 2011
The Northern Land Council is calling for more research on hydraulic fracturing for gas extraction before the Territory Government gives any fracking permits.