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Koongarra’s inclusion welcome, but Kakadu remains incomplete

The Greens today welcomed the inclusion of the Koongarra mineral lease in Kakadu National Park, but said Kakadu would remain incomplete until the Jabiluka and Ranger mineral leases are returned.

Greens Senator Scott Ludlam praised the efforts of Djok Traditional Owner Jeffrey Lee, who had been in the public gallery when the Bill was introduced in early February.

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Koongarra to finally join Kakadu National Park

Scott Ludlam 6 Feb 2013

The Greens today welcomed the introduction to the House of Representatives of long-overdue legislation to reincorporate the Koongarra mineral lease into Kakadu National Park.

Greens Senator Scott Ludlam paid tribute to the efforts of Traditional Owner Jeffrey Lee, who was in the public gallery as the Bill was introduced.

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Senator Scott Ludlam asks about Kakadu National Park in Senate Estimates



Senate Standing Committee on Environment and Communications
Legislation Committee
Answers to questions on notice
Sustainability, Environment, Water, Population and Communities portfolio
Supplementary Budget Estimates, October 2012
Program: Division or Agency: 5.2: SSD Question
Topic: Response to 2003 Senate
Committee Report
Proof Hansard Page and Date
or Written Question:

Senator Ludlam asked:

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Bad news for uranium sector, good news for Kakadu National Park


The Australian Greens today welcomed the news Energy Resources Australia have abandoned plans to introduce acid heap leaching at the Ranger Uranium Mine within Kakadu National Park.


Greens Senator Scott Ludlam said the decision by ERA - majority owned by Rio Tinto - to ditch the plan at their board meeting yesterday was welcome news, and casts a long shadow over the viability of the controversial mine.


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