In August 2012 it came to light that there exists over forty potential petroleum exploration sites off the coast of Arnhem Land.
We have formed a group consisting of local residents of Maningrida Community including Traditional Land Owners. 'Protect Arnhem Land' (PAL) is the name of the campaign we have launched with the intention of fighting for a just process for the people of Arnhem Land in relation to the new offshore mining permits and any future oil or gas proposals.
We are requesting a moratorium on all offshore oil, gas and mining exploration approvals until there is effective consultation with every Clan group in the geographic areas that are affected.
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