THREE women “stood in solidarity” with the Gomeroi people yesterday, protesting to preserve Lawlers Well in the Leard State Forest.
Among the protesters was Environment Minister Greg Hunt’s first cousin, Jen Hunt, who called on her relative to protect the site.
The protesters used International Women’s Day yesterday to stand in solidarity with the Gomeroi women to “acknowledge their struggles for the protection of sacred sites, including Lawlers Well”.
The women locked on to habitat trees in the Leard forest.
“I stand in unity with the Gomeroi as Greg Hunt’s first cousin, and I am grateful to have the opportunity to redress the disgusting failures of my bloodline by taking direct action in the Leard State Forest,” Ms Hunt said.
“I am deeply ashamed by Greg Hunt’s neglect of the Gomeroi, the elders and this sacred site, and I am calling for him to permanently protect Lawlers Well now.”