The Arabunna People

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TV and Radio
Media Published Date: 
05/2012


MEDIA coverage of a sailing ban on South Australia's Lake Eyre has been "disrespectful" to the lake's native title claimants...

 

Lake Eyre coverage lacks respect for the Arabunna people, says lawyer

 

MEDIA coverage of a sailing ban on South Australia's Lake Eyre has been "disrespectful" to the lake's native title claimants, a lawyer for the group says.

Controversy over the ban arose after the commodore of the Lake Eyre yachting club Bob Backway called for boaters to risk fines and sail on the normally dry desert lake without a permit.

Mr Backway said the National Parks authority had halted sailing on Lake Eyre, filled by recent floodwaters, until permission was obtained from the lake's native title claimants, the Arabunna people.

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