Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Environmental Issues

Movers Elu, R

Ms Rose Elu moving, The Rev’d Canon Bruce Boase seconding

The General Synod,

Acknowledges that NATSIAC, as the voice of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Anglicans in Australia, is committed to the preservation of God’s creation; and

joins with NATSIAC in recognising the implications of Climate Change upon the entire nation, its land, sea and waters but especially in the Torres Strait; and

b) forwards the findings and recommendations of the Symposium on Indigenous Perspectives on Climate Change held in Darwin 2016 to the Prime Minster, Leader of the Opposition, State Premiers, and relevant ministers.

Acknowledges that NATSIAC has been expressing concern over the use of fracking on traditional Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander lands for many years, and joins with NATSIAC in condemning practices which seek to pressure elders to submit their traditional homelands and waterways to fracking and other practices that risk destroying hunting and fishing grounds and areas of major cultural significance.

5 September 2017

Resolution year: 2017
Resolution number: 29/17