Entries by Wangan Jagalingou

Fed Court decision: Adani leases issued despite Traditional Owners’ express rejection

The Queensland State continues to authorise dispossession Responding to a Federal Court decision today, in one of the long running cases bought by Traditional Owners against the Adani mine, the Wangan and Jagalingou Traditional Owners expressed their profound frustration with the way the native title and court processes have over-ridden their decision to reject an […]

Traditional Owners fighting Adani undeterred by Qld Court outcome

“Where there’s mining there is no justice” Responding to a Supreme Court decision in Brisbane today, Traditional Owners fighting Adani’s proposed Carmichael coal mine say that yet again the Queensland Government and Adani have benefited from laws designed to suppress Aboriginal peoples’ rights. The Queensland Court of Appeal today upheld an earlier decision that the […]

W&J submission to the Inquiry into NAIF

  W&J Submission to Senate Economics References Committee inquiry into the governance and operation of the Northern Australia Infrastructure Facility (NAIF) 28 July 2017 Wangan and Jagalingou (W&J) are the Indigenous Traditional Owners of a vast area of land in central-western Queensland. We are the first people and our country – Wangan and Jagalingou country […]

Naomi Klein praises W&J leaders’ Activist of the Year award

Julien Burnside QC presents Ngara Institute’s Inaugural Activist of the Year Award Naomi Klein praises Adrian Burragubba and Murrawah Johnson for W&J fight against Adani 1 July 2017 NAOMI KLEIN, award-winning journalist and author of the international bestsellers, This Changes Everything: Capitalism vs The Climate, The Shock Doctrine: The Rise of Disaster Capitalism, and No Logo, sent this generous testimonial […]

Native Title law now tainted by Adani

MEDIA RELEASE 14 June 2017 Traditional Owners slam passage of Native Title amendments Traditional Owners fighting Adani’s proposed coal mine have expressed profound disappointment at the passage of Attorney General Brandis’ amendments to the Native Title Act, stressing that while Mabo’s legacy has been diminished they will continue to fight for their rights. Senior spokesperson […]

Traditional Owners fighting Adani mine query Labor’s support for Native Title Bill

MEDIA RELEASE 8 June 2017 Responding to reports that Labor has come to an agreement with the Turnbull government which will see passage of the contentious Native Title Bill in the Senate next week, Traditional Owners fighting Adani’s mine are calling on Opposition Leader Bill Shorten to outline what consultation has occurred with Indigenous people […]

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 […]