Entries by Wangan Jagalingou

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 […]

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 […]