Barkly candidates position on radioactive waste facility at Muckaty

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24 May, 2012
ABC
By Emma Sleath
Barkly candidates united against Muckaty

They’re on opposite sides of the political divide but Member for Barkly, Gerry McCarthy and CLP candidate Bec Healy stand united on Muckaty

The CLP’s candidate for the Barkly, Bec Healy says she does not want to see the proposed nuclear waste facility at Muckaty Station go ahead.

“I know some of the traditional owners out at Muckaty…and you have to be sensitive with how people live, that’s their life and I’m willing to support them,” she says.

The Federal Government put forward the proposal to build a radioactive waste management facility at Muckaty Station in 2008. The station is located 120kms north of Tennant Creek and leased from Indigenous landholders.

Ms Healy stands united with current Member for Barkly, Gerry McCarthy who maintains his strong opposition to the proposal.

Both candidates stand against their own parties federally on the issue.

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