BARNGARLA EXCLUDED AND THEIR VOTE NOT ACKNOWLEDGED BY CANAVAN TO MANIPULATE THE VOTE IN DODGY SCOMO GOVT PROCESS.
Combined Kimba Community and Barngarla independent vote : 432 Yes, for the nuclear waste dumps, from 1,033 eligible voters, equated to 43.75% in favor, which does not constitute broad community support.
It is obvious why Canavan and the Scomo Fed Govt EXCLUDED the Barngarla Native Title Holders from the community vote and ignored the Barngarla Independent vote (not one Barngarla traditional owner voted yes) to get the dump over the line.
SCOMO'S FEDERAL GOVNT TREATING TRADITIONAL OWNERS LIKE FLORA AND FAUNA – sending Australia back 52 years to before the 1967 Referendum.
In 2018, after fighting for 21 years to have a voice, the Barngarla people were recognised as the Native Title holders of their country. Just one year later, Scomo’s Fed Govnt excluded the Barngarla from voting with the community in the Kimba local govnt National Nuclear Waste Dumps ballot.
The Barngarla, traditional owners of the Kimba region (Eyre Peninsula SA), then had their own separate vote - with a Unanimous No vote against establishing the nuclear waste dumps on their traditional lands. The combined Kimba and Barngarla vote: 452 Yes from 1,033 Eligible voters “43.75%” (Yes vote), does not constitute broad community support.
In their own voice, listen to the Barngarla Traditional Owners Speak Out to protect their country, traditional lands, SA farmlands, communities and future generations from Radioactive Nuclear Waste Dumps.
The sneaky way Scomo’s Fed Govt has gone about excluding the Barngarla Native Title Holders from the Kimba Nuclear Waste Dumps ballot process, will inform the govnt in the future of ways to get around the native title holders (to keep them from a vote), so not only has this process ramifications for the Barngarla people, but for all of Australia’s Aboriginal people.
After being excluded from the Kimba Council ballot, the Barngarla Determination Aboriginal Corporation RNTBC (“BDAC”) engaged Australian Election Company, an independent ballot agent, to conduct a confidential postal ballot of BDAC members regarding the National Radioactive Waste Management Facility (“NRWMF”).
The ballot paper asked members: Do you support the proposed National Radioactive Waste Management Facility being located at one of the nominated sites in the community of Kimba?
Of 209 eligible voters (all of whom are Barngarla native title holders):
Zero “Yes” and 83 “No” votes were returned. Unanimous “NO” Vote.
KIMBA AND BARNGARLA SEPARATE VOTE COMBINED
BARNGARLA : Yes 0 : Eligible Voters 209.
KIMBA : Yes 452 : Eligible Voters 824.
COMBINED : Yes 452 : Eligible 1,033.
COMBINED YES VOTE : 43.75%
FILM SUPPORTED BY
Barngarla Determination Aboriginal Corp (BDAC).
LINKS TO FILMS IN THE NUCLEAR WASTE DUMP SERIES
"Barngarla - Judicial Review Rights - Point of No Return" : vimeo.com/442068242
"Barngarla Speak Out" : vimeo.com/382855709
“SAVE SA Farmland - Kimba Protest” : vimeo.com/399187404
"SAVE SA Farmland - Kimba, Eyre Peninsula" : vimeo.com/381938156
“Nuclear Waste Crash COVERUP - Poisoned Police Speak Out“ : vimeo.com/372781616
“SAVE the Flinders” : vimeo.com/365455085
"Unwilling" : vimeo.com/364614315
“People are More Important than the Dump” : vimeo.com/333695859
MAV Media SA (mavmedia.com.au)