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Community newspspers; Australia, Central; Alice Springs (N.T.); Newspapers

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Erwin Chlanda

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Alice Springs


v. 17 issue 34

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Erwin Chlanda



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Fossil Ferguson Sir What a shame that Prime Minister Gillard missed the opportunity to move Martin Ferguson out of the resources and energy portfolio. Academic Clive Hamilton describes Mr Ferguson as the fossil fuel industries point-man in the cabinet and includes him in a dirty dozen list of people who have done most to block effective action to reduce Australias greenhouse gas emissions. Mr Fergusons plan to impose a national radiaoctive waste dump on Aboriginal land in the NT has also been highly controversial and is now subject to a legal challenge initiated by Traditional Owners. Mr Ferguson has repeatedly refused requests to meet with affected Traditional Owners and his draft legislation overrides the Aboriginal Heritage Act and the Aboriginal Land Rights Act. The Prime Minister ought to have paid more attention to the election results a large swing against Mr Ferguson in his suburban Melbourne electorate of Batman (previously the safest Labor seat in the country, now within reach of the Greens), and a 24% swing against the ALP in Tennant Creek, the town closest to the proposed radioactive waste dump in the NT. Dr Jim Green Friends of the Earth Melbourne Back to our home page. http://www.alicespringsnews.com.au/

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