Entries by Wangan Jagalingou

Brandis intervenes in W&J court action against Adani

Traditional Owners fighting Adani appalled at improper political interference The Attorney General, George Brandis, has intervened in a Federal Court hearing in which the Traditional Owners fighting Adani’s proposed coal mine are seeking to strike out a fake agreement Adani claims to have for the mine to proceed. Senator Brandis’ intervention follows his second failure […]

Senate frustrates Government’s push to pass Native Title Bill

Traditional Owners fighting Adani heartened by Senate’s defence of native title, deferred vote on changes Despite the Prime Minister recently reassuring billionaire Gautam Adani that he will ‘fix’ native title laws to enable Adani’s controversial mine to go ahead, the Turnbull Government failed in the Senate again today, with its Native Title Amendment Bill being pushed […]

Senate should not reward Brandis’ native title bill scam

MEDIA RELEASE 9 May 2017 Proper consultation with Indigenous Leaders needed Adani shouldn’t determine Native Title reform agenda  The Attorney General George Brandis has cut corners and conducted a shabby consultation process on the Native Title Bill to be debated in the Senate this Wednesday, failing to include Traditional Owners across Australia, say Wangan and […]

Adani’s ‘final hurdle’ is W&J’s rights

The Deputy Prime Minister, Barnaby Joyce, on behalf of the Government and a host of pro-Adani interests, continues to propagate the lie that all that is needed for Adani to overcome its ‘final hurdle’ – the rights of Wangan and Jagalingou people – is for the Native Title Act amendment bill to be passed in […]

Federal Resources Minister, Senator Matt Canavan, is misrepresenting Wangan and Jagalingou people again

  Federal Resources Minister, Senator Matt Canavan, is misrepresenting Wangan and Jagalingou people again, as he and his National Party leader and Deputy Prime Minister, Barnaby Joyce, come down hard on Westpac. The big four bank announced a new policy which cuts Adani out of any future lending. It would be laughable if it wasn’t […]

Mundine reduces Aboriginal land rights and First Nations treaties to ‘a fantasy business transaction’

    In his opinion piece, “Activists undermine principles of self-determination” [1], 20 April 2017, Warren Mundine makes exaggerated, false and misleading comments. As his views still gain considerable national attention as the former head of the Prime Minister’s Indigenous Advisory Council [2], it is necessary for us to respond. While we agree that “making your own decisions […]