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Plans to exploit the Antartic

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posted on May, 1 2006 @ 09:03 PM

Barnaby Joyce urges Antarctic mining
The World Today - Monday, 1 May , 2006 12:50:00
Reporter: Karen Barlow
ELEANOR HALL: Queensland National Party Senator Barnaby Joyce says Australia should exploit Antarctica's mineral resources before another country gets in first.

The outspoken politician formed his view during a month-long visit to the southern continent as part of the Federal Parliament's External Territories Committee, as Karen Barlow reports.


BARNABY JOYCE: What you have to ask is do I turn my head and allow another country to exploit my resource, and do I just walk away from my territorial integrity of that claim, or do I position myself in such a way as they can't exploit it, or do I position myself in such a way as I'm going to exploit it myself before they get there?

Article here ->

oh lets secure Australian 42% ownership of the Antartic...and then exploit it???

urgh!! one more time.. urgh!!!

Why you think we would want to secure it to protect it!!!


posted on May, 2 2006 @ 01:10 AM
The only resources that should be taken from antarctica is freshwater. I'd rather not see the continent's minerals tampered with. Not until I become rich enough to extract them myself.

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