Mining - What a bloody disgrace!

1 Nov 2007 12:00 AM

Frontier Resources want to relocate the Kokoda Track away from their mining site in PNG without regard for the history, the Diggers who fought there or the thousands of locals who will be adversely effected, save the few who will be compensated...

Mining - What a Bloody Disgrace!

On ABC radio (Thursday, 1 November 2007) you may have heard Peter McNeil MD of Frontier Resources talk about relocating the Kokoda Track away from their mining site in PNG. Their proposed diversion off the Kokoda Track is in his words “nowhere near the original battle sites or the original Kokoda Track”.

This man obviously has no idea of the history in that area, and it is a bloody disgrace!

I’d like him to give his opinion to the Diggers who fought up there and to the families of those Diggers that made the "supreme sacrifice". The Kokoda Track should be preserved so that future Australians and Papuans can continue to pay their respects to those who have gone before.

In the past 2 years alone, I have witnessed a massive change in the quality of water in the Offi Creek. It has gone from crystal clear drinking water to brown murky water that is not safe for consumption.

Don't let the bastards get away with this. It’s absolute sacrilege!  If you feel as strongly as I do about this, here are the contact details for you to let the mining company know that "we honour and respect our diggers who fought on the Kokoda Track for the privileges we have as Australians today".

Frontier Resources
Level 1 94 Bundall Road
Ph: +61 (7) 5592 2274
Fax: +61 (7) 5592 2275

Aidan Grimes, Founding Director, Our Spirit Pty Ltd