Indigenous urged: have say on CSG

MEMBERS of the Northern Rivers' Indigenous communities are being urged to register their discontent at NSW Aboriginal Land Council plans to explore for coal seam gas on the North Coast.

South East Lismore-based elder Reg King wants members of the 13 tribes of the Bundjalung Nation to attend a meeting, being held by NSW Aboriginal Land Council chief executive officer Geoff Scott, to make it clear they have not been properly consulted on the land council's plans.

Mr Scott has said the land council wants to explore for coal seam gas in several locations around NSW - including around Grafton and Murwillumbah - with the intention of earning money for NSW's Aboriginal communities.

Tomorrow's meeting will be held at the Lismore Workers Sports Club, Oliver Avenue, Goonellabah, from 10am.



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