The Traditional Owners from McArthur River (Yanyuwa, Mara, Garrawa and Gurdanji) have launched a legal challenge to the Northern Territory Government’s decision to approve the mining of and diversion of the McArthur River.
The case is expected to be heard in late March 2007.
Unfortunately the legal challenge has recieved little local attention. The Traditional Owners must be asking, what do they need to do to get more support from their fellow Territorians?
This would not be happening at Rapid Creek
See media report by Tara Ravens (AAP) in the Australian