Researchers: Jason de Santolo, Padraic Gibson, Craig Longman, Larissa Behrendt
This project has provided assistance to traditional owners of the Muckaty Aboriginal Land Trust during their seven year struggle to prevent the building of a nuclear waste dump on traditional lands, including:
- Community support for political advocacy;
- Production of Protecting Manguwanku, a documentary film which aired on the national broadcaster NITV;
- Public speaking events around the country; and
- Support to pro bono solicitors for the conduct of successful litigation in the Federal Court of Australia.
The result of the advocacy was the removal of the nomination of the Muckaty Aboriginal Land Trust as a site for the proposed Nuclear Waste Dump.
Read an overview by Padriac Gibson on the court victory and continuing the continuing threat of nuclear waste facing Aboriginal communities here.