It is the duty of the government of the day to protect its citizens from internal and external threat; be that threat military, economical, cultural, social, environmental or otherwise. It is the duty of the government to find less environmentally, social and culturally destructive means to earn revenue to run the country.
It is the duty of whoever is the head of that government to provide vision and direction in the government and not to listen to foreign advise on development and progress that is fruitless. It is not the duty of our government to promote the foreign interests at the expense of our freedoms and liberties.
It’s not the duty of our government to make laws that place foreigners in an advantageous position to plunder our finite resources. It is morally wrong for our government to put a price tag (mining) on referendum and independence because we have paid the price twice over in blood.