Elders challenging mine in Fed Court
Posted by mcarthurriver on July 30, 2007
Yanyuwa elders from Borroloola in the Northern Territory have arrived in Darwin to attend this week’s Federal Court case against the Commonwealth.
The case follows the approval of expansions at the McArthur River Mine, allowing the company to convert from an underground to an open-cut mine and divert five kilometres of the McArthur River.
Traditional owners from Borroloola are challenging whether the Commonwealth followed due process in approving the changes.
The case will continue for the next three days.