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Compulsory acquisition 'theft' of land

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posted on Sep, 1 2010 @ 09:05 PM
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Compulsory acquisition 'theft' of land


www.abc.net.au

Indigenous academic Mick Dodson has delivered a warning to the WA Premier, describing compulsory acquisition of land for the Kimberley gas hub as theft and an invasion.

The Premier Colin Barnett is expected to start proceedings to acquire the land at James Price Point through the courts this week.

He says negotiations between traditional owners and Woodside have dragged on too long, cost too much, and he has run out of patience.

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posted on Sep, 1 2010 @ 09:05 PM
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Only when the last tree has died and the last river been poisoned and the last fish been caught will we realise we cannot eat money.
~~Cree Indian Proverb


Hey everyone, if you wouldn't mind, could you all do me a favor, can you click the news link for me, I would like the story to get as many hits as possible so they know its a big deal... Thank you!


But yeah, typical fascist crap, some one owns land that has resources under it, and they don't wanna sell, so the government wants to take it.

Maybe it shouldn't go ahead then... sounds smart to me, why does everything have to be exploited for profit?

The WA Premier is a massive neo-con FYI.

Whats everyones thoughts?



www.abc.net.au
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posted on Sep, 1 2010 @ 09:21 PM
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I agree. This most beautiful part of Australia MUST be left alone so that all our future generations of Australians can enjoy visitng.



posted on Sep, 1 2010 @ 10:51 PM
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I am not sure of all the details,what with the Natives and all but it set of my memory of what happened in my neck of the woods many moons ago in Kouchibouguac .


Now, nearly 40 years after some 250 families had their homes expropriated to create the 238-square-kilometre reserve, Parks Canada is discussing the installation of interpretative panels and picnic tables as one way to recognize the more than 1,000 people who were dislocated from their small piece of paradise www.canada.com...



posted on Sep, 2 2010 @ 12:54 AM
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From the aussies ive met in the past id say be thankful they dont shoot aborigones for sport anymore like they once did.....
Australians are notoriously heavy handed with the aborigonal people and always have been.The goverment is so damn pedantic they seem like a bunch of turn of the century schoolmasters....above the plebes
Arrogant as Americans.



posted on Sep, 2 2010 @ 01:10 AM
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Hey, I RESEMBLE that remark. Regarding arrogance.

Hey OP, can you tell me in Australia, does the mineral rights belong to the landowner or has the Australian government snuck that trick into land deeds?



posted on Sep, 2 2010 @ 02:29 AM
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It happens to Indigenous people all over the world. Has been for years.



posted on Sep, 2 2010 @ 03:05 AM
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Gee what a suprise. Another corporatist/fascist company man of the world elite gets tired of having to try to reason with the lowly cattle so if he wants HIS land for making money he'll just have the nearest pet magistrate toss the sheeple off!



posted on Sep, 2 2010 @ 03:49 AM
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From the aussies ive met in the past id say be thankful they dont shoot aborigones for sport anymore like they once did.....
Australians are notoriously heavy handed with the aborigonal people and always have been.The goverment is so damn pedantic they seem like a bunch of turn of the century schoolmasters....above the plebes
Arrogant as Americans.


I hope that was sarcasm, if not it was the biggest load of crap I have heard in ages...

On topic...

We should leave that area untouched.
We already dig up and export way to much in the way of raw materials,only to have them come back as value added consumer products..

When will Australia learn that once our assets are sold we are doomed??



posted on Sep, 2 2010 @ 04:06 AM
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as far as I know here in aus you don't own anything under the land as a right.



posted on Sep, 2 2010 @ 04:52 AM
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That is true...

You only own x metres deep, not much..

The Gov made sure they covered that years ago..
Maybe British influence??



posted on Sep, 2 2010 @ 04:58 AM
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don't know matey, I think it dates back to the industrial age. TPTB and the big companies would have found out pretty quick how inconvenient it would be to have private ownership of minerals etc when they want them. could cause problems don't you know!



posted on Sep, 2 2010 @ 05:05 AM
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I would be shocked by the crass behaviour of the Premier if I wasnt so unsuprised by it.
The article points to the Premiers attitude of impatience toward the native groups and thier stance surrounding this land, but he must accept that he has no right to feel that way. The article suggests that the Premier believes that either the argument is settled in short order and fairly, or he goes ahead and does what hes gonna do anyway ? Hell NO! Either he can damned well wait, or an even better idea, put the plan in the recycle bin and do something more productive with his time, than inciting disharmony amongst the people under his wardenship.



posted on Sep, 2 2010 @ 06:03 AM
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If I remember correctly here in the US, you can own both. They are sold like different deeds. One is the mineral rights and the other the land deed.

Oh well, cannot have the people own property huh?

Do you Aussies have a clause in your laws that state that property cannot be seized?

Here in the US, we have eminent domain. It use to be that the government itself needed the land for things like military bases or roads.

But now, they use the taxation principle. Meaning if the government can make more money from taxation if it is used for another purpose.

One of the big stinks here. Land developers can petition the local governments to get your land if they can prove the taxation will increase for the government.

Over here, we have the corps and the government in bed together, it is really getting sickening.

Anyway, thanks for the discussion my fellow world citizens.



posted on Sep, 2 2010 @ 06:37 AM
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I hate how the aboriginals, are treated as a pest.

Without them Australia would have absolutly no culture left.(other than drinking beer, and burning meat on an open fire)

Plus, they help drive the tourism industry.

When i think of Australia, I think of boomerangs, the unique nature, and of course the aboriginals.

one day, the goverment in Australia will have to apologise to them.... maybe let them build casinos.....

[edit on 2-9-2010 by MR BOB]



posted on Sep, 6 2010 @ 08:39 PM
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