Mining, not welfare on Govt agenda
So Regional Development Minister Terry Redman wants to draft a special form of the compulsory acquisition legislation to remove the last remaining residents from the de-gazetted town of Wittenoom.
This has been a declared contaminated site since 2006.
Both Liberal and Labor Governments have been breaking the law by allowing people to live on and visit a contaminated site.
Governments have stated emphatically over the past 30 years that there is no possibility of cleaning up the area.
As we all know, miners want to mine the valuable iron ore deposit (the Wittenoon Scree) which lies at the back of the old asbestos mine, and the residents are in the way. Ken Saligari, Exmouth.