Entries by Wangan Jagalingou

Turnbull offers to sacrifice Aboriginal rights to Adani in an act of national betrayal

  MEDIA RELEASE – 11 April 2017 The Turnbull government is willing to sacrifice Aboriginal people’s rights in pursuit of a deal with Adani for its proposed coal megamine, sanctioning the destruction of the lands and waters of the Wangan and Jagalingou (W&J) traditional owners. The Prime Minister has courted Gautam Adani with the offer of ‘fixing […]

Letter to Vicky Tauli-Corpuz, UN Special Rapporteur on the rights of Indigenous Peoples

  8 March 2017 Update on the situation of the Wangan and Jagalingou People’s opposition to the proposed Carmichael Coal Mine and comments on Australia’s response to the Special Rapporteur’s letter dated 1 April 2016 In this letter, we update the UN Special Rapporteur on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples on our efforts to say no to this destructive mine […]

Senate Inquiry report tabled: Labor support for Native Title Bill profoundly disappointing

  MEDIA RELEASE 21 March 2017 Senate Inquiry report tabled: Labor support for Native Title Bill profoundly disappointing Labor abandons support for Aboriginal land rights Major parties clear way for Adani to ignore Indigenous objections to Adani coal mine Wangan and Jagalingou to meet with UN Special Rapporteur on Indigenous Peoples Rights to express concern […]

Senate Inquiry told Native Title amendments will disenfranchise Traditional Owners

  MEDIA RELEASE – 13 March 2017 Brandis’ changes support ‘divide and conquer’ tactics of unscrupulous companies like Adani Brisbane. Wangan and Jagalingou (W&J) Traditional Owners fighting Adani’s Carmichael mine will today tell a Senate Inquiry into the Federal Native Title Bill that the kind of dubious tactics Adani has used to try secure a land […]

W&J Traditional Owners Council submission on the Native Title amendment bill

  7 March 2017 Submission to the Senate Constitutional and Legal Affairs Committee re the Native Title Amendment (Indigenous Land Use Agreements) Bill 2017 “The integrity of our decision making, especially regarding our laws and customs, and our rights to self-determination and to  withhold our consent to the destruction of our country and heritage, are […]

Traditional Owners say Native Title Bill needs more time, proper negotiation

  MEDIA RELEASE – 2 March 2017 CANBERRA. Traditional owners fighting Indian miner Adani’s mine are demanding the Government act fairly and allow more time for proper consideration by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people around Australia who will be affected by the Government’s proposed changes to native title laws. Spokespeople for the Wangan and […]

Traditional Owners v Adani in Federal Court today then to Canberra to discuss Native Title Amendments

Traditional owners fighting the Carmichael megamine are on the front foot this week, challenging in court the native title process which allowed the Qld Government to issue a mining lease without their consent, and meeting with Federal MPs to present arguments why the Government’s amendments to the Native Title Act threaten the rights of Traditional […]