Tag: mining

‘It’s Raining Motorcars’: Mining and the destruction of Aboriginal Sacred Sites

We were out in Gudanji country, a place some of us older people know well. But we didn’t know where we were. The river had gone, huge mountains of waste rock were piled high in the sky, blocking our view of The Barramundi Dreaming… We were lost in our own country.

Again and Again: Settler-colonial extractivism and the Juukan Gorge inquiry’s interim report

…it seems the First Nations of Australia will be left with another empty promise that governments and mining companies, together so invested in their ongoing dispossession, will act in good faith to ‘protect’ them and their heritage. Surely nobody can reasonably believe this by now.

Juukan Gorge Destruction: Extractivism and the Australian Settler-colonial Imagination

...the settler-colonial logic of elimination—of displacement for the purpose of replacement—has come to align in ever more destructive ways with the economic logic of neoliberal capitalism…

The Native Title Act supports mineral extraction and heritage destruction

As spatial coverage has expanded—unexpectedly, following socially just judicial decisions and evolving jurisprudence—governmental and corporate attempts to empty native title and land rights laws of content have rapidly escalated.

Mining the Deep Sea

Stories for suckers, and corporate capture of the UN

Opposing Adani, by John Hepburn

Attacks on the green movement are intensifying

James Price Point: Victory or Loss?

The proposed—and seemingly doomed—gas hub at James Price Point has been a kind of Rorschach test, reflecting observers’ ideological leanings back to them. Accordingly, when in early April Woodside Petroleum announced it would shelve the project, this news was cast both in tragic and triumphant terms. For years the gas hub had been the epicentre […]

Editorial: Mining Earth

By Alison Caddick. "...In this issue of Arena Magazine contributors put the lie to many of the claims and fantasies propagated by ‘the miners’ and their political boosters..."

Mining Universities by Kristen Lyons and Carol Richards

Research in today's mining-funded tertiary sector

Australia’s Mining Legacies by Gavin M. Mudd

The impacts of mining waste will be felt for years to come.

Challenging the Mining Elites

The implications for the capitalist economy and Australia’s mining in the face of Climate Change by Conal Thwaite

Papua’s Fallen Leaders

Anyone who emerges as a leader of the West Papuan people is setting out on a dangerous path