Hear from Muckaty Traditional Owners about their inspirational campaign to protect country and culture from Martin Ferguson's plan to use their land as a nuclear waste dump.
Five years of struggle and still standing strong.
This Friday marks five years since the Northern Land Council (NLC) voted to nominate a site in the Muckaty Land Trust, 120km north of Tennant Creek in the Northern Territory, to be assessed for a national nuclear waste dump.
Under new legislation, the National Radioactive Waste Management Bill, Muckaty is the only site that will now be actively pursued by the federal government.
Traditional Owners have travelled extensively around the country to raise support for their campaign, and recently secured unanimous support from delegates at the Australian Council of Trade Union National Congress in Sydney.
Despite efforts by the federal government and NLC to thwart legal action, a federal court case challenging the nomination of the site remains underway, with the next hearing scheduled for June 25 in Melbourne.
Friends of the Earth, 312 Smith St, Collingwood
Wednesday 27th June 6.30pm
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