This is a call out for the Lake Cowal Gathering to be held over the Easter weekend Friday 10 April - Sunday 12 April 2009
For the past 10 years Wiradjuri Traditional Owners and their supporters have kept their feet rooted firmly in the ground against the worlds largest gold mining company Barrick Gold.
With their wads of cash and giant machinery Barrick Gold continues to desecrate Lake Cowal with a proposal to expand into the lake bed, doubling the size of the mine and extracting a further 53 million tonnes
of ore from the open cut pit. This will add another 11 years to the life of the mine (until 2024). Barrick's water usage would increase to over 5GL per year.
Neville Chappy Williams, (Mooka/Kalara United Families within the Wiradjuri Nation, Lake Cowal) recently won an injunction restraining the NSW Minister of Planning from determining the E42 Modification Request for the proposed expansion of Barrick Gold's mine in Lake Cowal.
The SaveLakeCowal campaign needs your support in 2009!
This is a campaign about sovereignty, the battle against corporate greed and the ongoing fight to protect an ecologically significant and sacred land
Get involved and support
NSW, TAS, ACT & WA
Nat - natalie.lowrey[at]foe.org.au
0421 226 200
VIC & SA
Mia - bar-barrick[at]yahoo.com.au
0415 380 808
Northern NSW and QLD
Saffire - saffiredust[at]yahoo.com.au
0428 414 402
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** LATEST NEWS **
Traditional Owner wins injunction restraining Barrick Gold mine expansion:
Uncle Chappy won an injunction injunction restraining the NSW Minister of Planning from determining the E42 Modification Request for the proposed expansion of Barrick Gold's mine in Lake Cowal.
Pension fund divests from Barrick Gold:
One of the largest global pension funds withdrew its 200 million shares because of the environmental concerns and impacts on the local Indigenous Ipili community at Barrick's Porgera mine in Papua New Guinea.