EBL: Yes, now we are working for the long-term. Equinor is the fourth oil company that has left plans to drill and we need to act before the next company arrives. The Great Australian Bight is a very unique and pristine place with a biodiversity greater than the Great Barrier Reef. A huge 84% of the Australian population support applying for World Heritage status to protect the Bight. The Mirning Elders wish to nominate our country for World Heritage status.
We have also been working hard to protect our traditional custodianship of Mirning Sea Country. While we are small in numbers, we are big in heart and among the Mirning People we have raised a portion of the funds to apply for Native Title recognition. We also have the support of excellent and generous lawyers who can see the wonderful potential. While these applications normally cost in the millions, due to all the generosity, we just need to raise $100,000 AUD for our claim to be made and processed.