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Barngarla and Adnyamathanha people deserve the right to vote: Greens

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Sarah Hanson-Young 17 Aug 2018

Australian Greens nuclear spokesperson Senator Sarah Hanson-Young is calling for the community vote on the nuclear waste dump to be delayed until the Barngarla court battle has concluded.


“The community vote in Hawker and Kimba should run at the same time, and until the Barngarla challenge has concluded, the Hawker vote must be delayed,” Senator Hanson-Young said.


“I congratulate the Barngarla people who have taken this fight on and clearing the first hurdle to getting their say in this toxic debate. The injunction is a win for democracy and a win for decency.


“The Traditional Owners including the Adnyamathanha people, deserve the right to vote and have their say on an issue that affects their traditional lands.


“South Australians are proud of our clean, green agriculture industry and beautiful natural environment that has deep significance to First Nations people.


“It’s time the Government dropped its plans to dump nuclear waste in South Australia. The Greens are proud to stand with South Australians against this dump.”

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