Western Australia's Dampier Peninsula is one of the most ecologically fragile, and culturally significant areas of Australia. Yet despite local Indigenous groups having strong cultural ties to the area, WA Premier Colin Barnett announced this week his intention to compulsorily acquire the land at James Price Point in order to build a multibillion dollar gas processing plant. By doing this, Barnett is bypassing vital processes of negotiation and consultation with Traditional Owners. "Join SIGTUR and Australia" in sending a message to Colin Barnett that this is an unacceptable violation of Indigenous rights?
Indigenous Australians have the right to make their own decisions about their land and how it is used. To circumnavigate the negotiations that were being undertaken through the announcement of this acquisition, is a huge setback for the Indigenous Rights movement. Will you help support the traditional owners, by signing the petition?
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