Cape York leaders unite against sham consultation

THE ‘people’s forum’ held at Musgrave on Saturday comprehensively rejected the Federal Government’s plan to only consult with Traditional Owners on a possible World Heritage listing. More than 100 people attended the forum, including graziers, businesspeople, tourism operators, traditional owners (TOs) and representatives from Senate, Federal, State and Local Government. Leichhardt MP Warren Entsch has…

Cape York leaders demand inclusive consultation

MOVES by the Federal Government to fund a ‘closed door’ World Heritage consultation will only result in further alienation of Cape York communities, Federal MP Warren Entsch warned today. Cape York Sustainable Futures (CYSF), the peak body that represents Cape York residents, business owners, traditional owners, leaseholders and pastoralists, came out swinging last week in…