We ask you to stand with us, the Garrwa, Gudanji, Marra and Yanyuwa peoples, as our countries, waters, sacred sites, lives and futures are threatened by McArthur River Mine.

We ask you to contact those who are continuing to enable this environmental and social catastrophe that is McArthur River Mine and ask them to implement our simple requests, so that our lands, water and children’s futures may be free of environmental contamination and our sacred sites protected for future generations.

We request five things:

That the Northern Territory Government immediately triple Glencore’s environmental bond for McArthur River Mine from $400 million to $1.5 billion to ensure that there are enough funds to manage the long-term environmental impacts that the mine and waste rock dump will have in the Gulf region;

That a mine closure and rehabilitation plan for the site, which includes the back-filling of the open cut pit in the bed of McArthur River, be developed, costed and made public;

That the Juukan Gorge inquiry of the Commonwealth Joint Standing Committee on Northern Australia be expanded to include the sacred, cultural and archaeological sites impacted on, and threatened, by Glencore at McArthur River Mine;

That the Northern Territory and Australian governments, along with Glencore, recognise that the Garrwa, Gudanji, Marra and Yanyuwa peoples have the right to participate in decision-making in all matters which would affect their rights as Indigenous peoples, through representatives chosen by themselves in accordance with their own procedures, as well as to maintain and develop their own Indigenous decision-making institutions; and

 

That the Northern Territory and Australian governments urgently provide stable and long-term funding to these Indigenous decision-making institutions.

Jack Green, Nancy McDinny, Stewart Hoosan.

Northern Territory Government Ministers

 

Hon Michael Gunner

Chief Minister

GPO Box 3146, Darwin,

NT 0801

Te: +61 (08) 8936 5500

chief.minister@nt.gov.au

Tw @fanniebay

FB @TerritoryChief

 

Hon Nicole Manison

Minister for Mining and Industry

GPO Box 3146, Darwin,

NT 0801

Tel: +61 (08) 8936 5547

Fax: +61 (08) 8945 1921

minister.manison@nt.gov.au

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FB @Manison4Wanguri

 

Hon Eva Lawler

Minister for Environment

GPO Box 3146, Darwin

NT 0801

Tel+61 (08) 8936 5566

minister.lawler@nt.gov.au

FB @lawler4drysdale

Luke Gosling

Member for Solomon, Northern Territory

PO Box 6022

House of Representatives, Parliament House

Canberra ACT 2600

Tel: +61 2 6277 4933

Tw @lukejgosling

Fb @luke.j.gosling

 

Warren Snowden

Member for Lingiari, Northern Territory

PO Box 6022

House of Representatives, Parliament House

Canberra ACT 2600

Tel: +61 2 6277 4081

Tw @manwiththemo

Fb @snowdonmp

Australian Government Ministers

 

The Hon Sussan Ley

Minister for the Environment

PO Box 6022

House of Representatives

Parliament House

Canberra ACT 2600

Telephone: +61 2 6277 7920

TW @sussanley

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Hon Keith Pitt

Minister for Resources, Water and Northern Australia

PO Box 6022

House of Representatives, Parliament House

Canberra ACT 2600

Tel: +61 2 6277 7180

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FB @KeithPittMP

 

Glencore

 

Glencore International AG Head Office

Baarermattstrasse 3

CH-6340 Baar

Switzerland

T: +41 41 709 2000

F: +41 41 709 3000

info@glencore.com

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