Yep, the mining companies PROMISE to play fair...
....except if they discover you have iron / uranium ore under your telescope, in which case Our Glorious Leaders will pen up some new legislation which will pretty much fuck you over, if you'll pardon the pun.
" Surely it's more important than A Current Affair." - No, in hell, er, Austfailia there is NOTHING more important than ACA. Oh, apart from the Footy and Masterchef.
I expect the radio telescopes will get the silence they require; as long as there is no Footy or Masterchef, The Block, etc. on at the same time.
"come here and you won't automatically be raped and murdered before leaving the airport" - true, we let tourists feel they are welcome for a few days, THEN we rape / murder / leave them adrift in the ocean after snorkeling trips. People who AREN'T tourists we tend to lock up in "immigration" camps.