Oct 28, 2010

Ep. 128 Maurie Japarta Ryan, BHP backs down + more!

Aired from Sydney on 2SER 107.3FM 28 October 2010

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MAURIE JAPARTA RYAN

Over July 6-9 in Mparntwe, Alice Springs, Jess and Tess attended the Defending Indigenous Rights Convergence. This is a conversation recorded at the event between Tessa Dowdell and Gurindji man Maurie Japarta Ryan about land rights, racism and the Northern Territory Intervention. Maurie is also the son of Vincent Lingiari, famous for the 1966 Wave Hill Station walk-off. Music featured: Balooraman by the Last Kinection

HOWARD GETS THE BOOT

James Hitchcock catches up with Peter Gray, infamous shoe-thrower, anti-war advocate and activist extraordinnaire.

BHP SHAFTED

Some irregular news for Third Degree listeners... BHP Billiton subsidiary Illawarra Coal has shelved a 30 year mining project south-east of Campelltown and instead put forward a proposal for a 62 000Ha conservation area. The surprise concession comes on the back of a scathing report by the NSW Planning Assessment Commission, and this morning Jessica Minshall catches up with Caroline Graham, vice-president of Rivers SOS, to reflect on the win.

CLIMATE MEDIA WATCH

In Episode II the Third Degree's Simon Unwin takes us through the pulp fiction of the Daily Terragraph, one lord mayor and streets of dodgy cycling stats.