Less than six months after celebrating the decision to not dump nuclear waste at Muckaty in central Australia, the Northern Land Council has reneged on its commitment.
After a long campaign by traditional owners, unions and progressive organisations across the country, the Northern Land Council abandoned its plans to offer land for a national radioactive waste dump at Muckaty, 120km north of Tennant Creek in the Northern Territory.
The Maritime Union of Australia is proud to join the North Queensland Land Council (NQLC), sixteen other unions and the Queensland Council of Unions in signing a Social Compact to support delivering better outcomes in education, health, jobs and training.Read more
Terry O'Shane, MUA seafarer and chair of the NQld Land Council writes to the unions his thanks for support of the Social Compact guaranteeing Aboriginal Australians a stake in multi-billion dollar developments on their land.Read more
Long time seafarer, union and Aboriginal activist Terry O’Shane, Chair of the North Queensland Land Council got together with
the MUA’s Ian Bray last year and got to work.
On October 8, their work came to fruition.
Four Queensland mining and transport unions have signed an historic agreement with the North Queensland Land Council (NQLC).
Sharing the benefits of economic development.Read more