Wednesday, 15 May 2013
Uranium Mining: Jabiluka
That the Senate—
(a) notes that:
(i) 19 May 2013 marks 15 years since Mirarr Senior Traditional Owner, Yvonne Margarula, was arrested for trespass on her own country at Jabiluka,
(ii) legal action, public education and one of the largest blockades in Australian history involving 5 000 people from across Australia and around the world stopped the mining of uranium at Jabiluka, and
(iii) Yvonne Margarula has recently restated her absolute opposition to Jabiluka's development and her wish to see the area incorporated into Kakadu National Park; and
(b) calls on the Government to incorporate the Jabiluka lease into Kakadu National Park.
I seek leave to make a short statement.