WA Government in Breach of Indigenous Human Rights

November 10, 2010

Colin Barnet’s W.A. Government in commencing processes to compulsorily acquire James Prices Point, Indigenous land is in breach of Australian international human rights obligations under the Declaration of Indigenous Rights.

The Northern Synod of the Uniting Church in Australia calls on the W.A. Government to cease the actions it has taken to compulsorily acquire James Price Point & re-engage with the negotiation process & its commitment through the ‘Heads of Agreement’ signed with Traditional Owners.

The Northern Synod supports the right of Indigenous Australians to determine if & how development takes place on or in land & waters for which they are the rightful native title holders.