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Indigenous Australians ask Seoul court to stop loans to $3.6 bn gas project

People from the Tiwi Islands and Larrakia Traditional Owners are seeking an injunction.

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A group of Indigenous Australians has gone to court in South Korea seeking to block the country's export credit agencies from funding a deep-sea gas pipeline for the $3.6 billion Barossa gas project off northern Australia.

People from the Tiwi Islands and Larrakia Traditional Owners are seeking an injunction from the Seoul Central District Court to block the Export-Import Bank of Korea (KEXIM) and the Korea Trade Insurance Corp (K-Sure) from providing loans.

They say they were not properly consulted on the project and a planned pipeline will threaten turtles, dugongs and other sea life which the islanders depend on. "By taking

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First Published: Mar 24 2022 | 12:51 PM IST

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