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The coast is the heart of our Top End lifestyle. But bulldozing the seafloor would decimate our marine life, pollute our seas, threaten our fishing and destroy sites of cultural significance.

We know that there are many locations across the Territory coast where seabed mining has already been approved or where applications to mine exist. These include the mouth of the Daly River, Limmen Bight, and the seas surrounding Galiwinku and much of the Wessel Islands.

I urge you to permanently ban seabed mining from Territory seas – to protect our coasts and our treasured Top End lifestyle.