Kokatha -> The Traditional Owners oppose the Roxby Downs / Olympic Dam Open Cut Uranium Mine because Kokatha do NOT want to be a part of the destruction of Kokatha Lands and waterways in South Australia.
Without the proper consultation of Kokatha Traditional Owners, the approval of the BHP Billiton Open Cut Mine is being steamrolled through.
Questionable tactics are being used by Mining Giant BHP Billiton to undermine the authority of the Kokatha Traditional Owners through the Native TitleTribunal, their paid Anthropologists and Lawyers.
Kokatha do not want BHP Billliton (or any other mining company) to negotiate with splintering groups, offering them deals to get irreversable access to land and expansion.
Kokatha say "We're not against progress, but once this place is opened up theres going to be a great big mess... a lot of damage is going to be done".
This situation is more urgent day by day as the approval process is to be rushed through by the 30th of July, 2007.
Show Kokatha your support.
We, the undersigned, call upon the Australian Government and BHP Billiton to consult and work with Kokatha Traditional owners in order to reverse plans to expand the Roxby Downs Mine and cancel open cut Uranium mining to preserve precious freshwater ways and healthy lands for a sustainable future.
The No uranium open cut mine petition to Australian government and BHP Billiton was written by kokatha and is in the category Environment at GoPetition.