|INDIGENOUS leader Marcia Langton delivered the 2012 Boyer
Lecture series and spoke on the economic dependence of Aboriginal
However, her research was partially funded by big mining companies.
Santos contributed $45,000, Woodside $30,000, and the federal
government's Indigenous Affairs Department $300,000.|
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Professor Flannery said the views expressed were consistent with those of the mining industry in their criticism of environmentalists and advocacy of indigenous development and mining expansion going hand in hand.
''This goes to the heart of the credibility of the Boyer Lecture series,'' he said. ''There should be requirements for disclosure of this sort of thing and they should be abided by.''
While detailed on the University of Melbourne website, where Professor Langton is foundation chair of Australian indigenous studies, the industry funding was not disclosed to listeners when the lectures were delivered in the ABC's Brisbane studios late last year, broadcast on Radio National or extracted in Fairfax Media.