Jabiluka activists meet

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Jabiluka activists meet

By Lachlan Malloch

CANBERRA — A national conference of environment activists committed to stopping the Jabiluka uranium mine was held here on June 27-28.

Most of the 25 participants are leaders of the Wilderness Society, which organised the conference, Friends of the Earth, the WA Greens, and the NT Environment Centre. A small number of activists from Jabiluka Action Groups in Sydney, Brisbane, Canberra and Melbourne also attended.

The meeting heard reports from and discussed the blockade at the mine site and last month's application by the Mirrar people to the World Heritage Bureau to have Kakadu listed as a World Heritage area "in danger".

The conference also discussed a report on the campaign to force Westpac to withdraw its investment in the uranium mine.

Proposals for public actions in major cities on Hiroshima Day, August 8, and for a national day of action against Westpac were endorsed.

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