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Wonnarua Traditional Owners defeat Glendell continuation project

Dorinda Cox 28 Oct 2022

The Wonnarua peoples connection to the Ravensworth homestead and surrounding estate has defeated Glencore’s proposed mine expansion.

The area holds important significance to Traditional Owners as the site of several massacres of First Nations peoples since the 1820s, being described as “hallowed ground”.

The NSW Independent Planning Commission has rejected the Glendell continuation project and subsequent moving of the homestead due to the impact on First Nations cultural heritage.

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West Australia left to foot the bill for fossil fuels

Dorinda Cox 27 Oct 2022

West Australian energy prices are rising and everyday people are paying the price. 

Fossil fuel companies are making windfall profits but instead of taxing them appropriately, governments are giving them handouts to export our resources.

Research shows that when adjusted for inflation. Fossil fuel exporters are paying less Petroleum Resource Rent Tax (PRRT) than they were 15 years ago.

Lines attributable to Greens spokesperson for resources, Yamatji-Noongar Woman Senator Dorinda Cox:

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Trade may drive Australia’s decarbonisation

The landmark Green Economy Agreement (GEA) between Australia and Singapore may be the beginnings of an earnest move towards decarbonising the country.

Lines attributable to Greens spokesperson for Trade, Yamatji-Noongar Woman Senator Dorinda Cox:

“I welcome Australia’s new trade agreement with Singapore and look forward to the opportunity of strengthening Indigenous diplomacy between our two countries.

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Labor talks up hydrogen

Dorinda Cox 17 Oct 2022

The Australian Government will partner with the Northern Territory Government to build a jetty to facilitate the transport of goods and services in and out of the Middle Arm precinct. 

Yesterday on ABC’s Insiders, Federal Minister for Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development and Local Government, Catherine King, announced the Middle Arm project will not be used as defence infrastructure and will not receive any additional Federal funding. 

 

Lines attributable to Greens spokesperson for resources, Yamatji-Noongar Woman Senator Dorinda Cox:

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Miner's have the right to a safe workplace

Dorinda Cox 12 Oct 2022

St Ives gold mine has suspended activity following the tragic death of an underground mining contractor yesterday. A second contractor has since been released with minor injuries.

Gold Fields, who own the mine, have said they won’t resume operations until an independent investigation by WA mining regulators is complete.

Lines attributable to Greens spokesperson for resources, Yamatji-Noongar Woman Senator Dorinda Cox:

“Our deepest condolences are with the victim’s family, friends and colleagues. 

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The Munupi Clan defeats a fossil fuel giant

Dorinda Cox 21 Sep 2022

In a landmark hearing, Federal Court Justice Mordecai Bromberg, has ruled Santos failed to consult with Traditional Owners over its Barossa gas project. 

As a result Santos’ approval for the project from the offshore regulator, NOPSEMA, has been ruled invalid and it must stop drilling in the region. 

The following lines are attributable to Yamatji-Noongar Senator Dorinda Cox, the Greens spokesperson for resources:

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Origin bailing out of Beetaloo only the beginning: Greens

Origin Energy’s decision to step back from fracking the Beetaloo Basin is welcome, Leader of the Australian Greens Adam Bandt MP said today, but warned that the fight to stop the project is still ongoing.

Despite this announcement, Origin have promised to remain a customer of the project.

With growing backlash to opening up the Beetaloo Basin to fracking, which would unleash 34 billion tonnes of carbon emissions, Adam Bandt said that the government should provide certainty by blocking new coal and gas.

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Destructive ‘Burrup Hub’ finally under investigation

Dorinda Cox 15 Sep 2022

Save Our Songlines, a grassroots campaign led by Murujuga Traditional Custodians, remains vigilant in its fight to protect their sacred rock art and song lines from the ‘Burrup Hub’, which includes Woodside’s Scarborough gas project and Perdaman’s urea plant.

Federal Environment Minister, Tanya Plibersek, has bowed to pressure from the campaign and granted a full assessment of the impact of all industry in the Burrup Peninsula on cultural heritage, under Section 10 of the Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Heritage Protection Act (ATSIHPA).

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Gomeroi Nation's fight for survival

Dorinda Cox 14 Sep 2022

In a legal first, the Gomeroi Nation is using the public interest test, commonly used by fossil fuel companies to fight native title cases, to prevent Santos’ planned gas project in the Pilliga Forest. 

If the argument is successful, it would set a precedent for First Nations people to use climate change as a reason to stop fossil fuel projects on Country.

Lines attributable to Greens spokesperson for Resources and Yamatji-Noongar woman Senator Dorinda Cox:

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