Sunday Territorian : 2020-08-02

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NEWS 13 SUNDAY AUGUST 2 2020 Footy legend vows to fight deep sea port GARY SHIPWAY velop. Any port would destroy my fishing traps and the whole environmen­t out there. “This area is alive with dugongs, sea turtles and fish of all kinds — now they want to kill that. This is our traditiona­l Aboriginal culture. My family is Jawoyn tribe and have had fish traps in Darwin forever. “We were forced out of Darwin Harbour by the gas plants, so we had to fight hard to get where we are now.” Environmen­t Centre NT director Shar Molloy also has concerns about the potential environmen­tal effects of building a port there. “We strongly support the designatio­n of the Glyde Point region as an area for marine and coastal conservati­on and recreation,” she said. fishing grounds, which I have a permit to fish with my fish traps. You can’t put a military facility out in this country and destroy the environmen­t. “Constructi­on of a port would destroy that, and I’ll be doing everything I can to fight it if it ever happens.” Mr Bonson says he has put everything he has into his venture — the Glyde Point Indigenous fish trap and cultural park — and the unspoilt country is a mecca for nature-loving tourists. “They can come out there and learn about Aboriginal culture, Aboriginal bush tucker, and see it all growing naturally, and it is all off the beaten track,” he said. “When we moved out there we were told there were no plans to de- gary.shipway@news.com.au DARWIN Buffaloes’ Aussie rules legend Donald “Dookie” Bonson is prepared to wage war against US and Australian defence forces if they push ahead with a proposed deep sea port at Glyde Point. The port would be smack bang in the middle of his traditiona­l fishing grounds. While there are no current plans for a port, Infrastruc­ture Minister Eva Lawler said Glyde Point could be an “ideal” site for one, which has sparked serious concern for Mr Bonson. “This would destroy everything I have worked so hard to establish out there,” he said. “This is pristine country and A vaccine for COVID-19. One natural resource company. What’s the connection? The COVID-19 pandemic is impacting lives and livelihood­s across Australia and the world. That’s why Glencore Australia has invested $725,000 into the University of Queensland’s program to help develop a vaccine. Discover how we’re connecting possibilit­ies. McArthur River Mine V1 - NTNE01Z01M­A PRINTED AND DISTRIBUTE­D BY PRESSREADE­R PressReade­r.com +1 604 278 4604 ORIGINAL COPY . ORIGINAL COPY . ORIGINAL COPY . ORIGINAL COPY . ORIGINAL COPY . ORIGINAL COPY COPYRIGHT AND PROTECTED BY APPLICABLE LAW

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