Minister ‘failed to act’ on Maules Creek mine stop-work order

The Sydney Morning Herald reports:

Gomeroi traditional owners say they are devastated after bulldozers began working on disputed land attached to the controversial Maules Creek mine site in northwest NSW.

They have accused the Abbott government of failing to act on an application for an immediate stop-work order on the land, which they lodged in November to try to protect burial grounds and culturally significant sites. […]

“All we ask as Aboriginal people is that they do the right thing and respect our culture and heritage,” Traditional owner Stephen Talbott said.

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