Wednesday, 11 April 2012

Another North Coast Local Aboriginal Land Council Speaks Out Against NSWALC Mining Plans

The Daily Examiner 7 April 2012:

A SECOND Clarence Valley-based Aboriginal land council has distanced itself from its state body over petroleum exploration licence applications.
Maclean-based Yaegl Local Aboriginal Land Council chair Eileen McLeay said the group met recently and endorsed comments by Grafton's Ngerrie Local Aboriginal Land Council that they were "extremely disappointed" with the consultation of the NSW Aboriginal Land Council over the mining exploration applications.
She said Yaegl group members met NSW Land Council chairman Geoff Scott in Lismore recently and outlined their concerns.
"We don't want people coming onto our country and destroying the habitat and environment," Ms McLeay said. "We don't want this place up here being spoiled. We are in paradise."

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