Entries by Wangan Jagalingou

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 […]

Native Title Act amendments face uncertain future

Traditional Owners welcome extra time for consultation With proposed changes to the Native Title Act being moved off to a Senate Committee for scrutiny, members of the Wangan and Jagalingou (W&J) Traditional Owners Council today welcomed the additional opportunity for dialogue. The Senate Standing Committee on Legal and Constitutional Affairs is due to report on […]

Traditional Owners condemn Brandis’ ‘Adani Amendment’ to Native Title Act as a con on the public

MEDIA RELEASE 13 February 2017 Say it won’t head off Court action to stop Adani’s fake land use agreement Members of the Wangan and Jagalingou (W&J) Traditional Owners Council today condemned the Turnbull government for pandering to the interests of Indian miner Adani and the wealthy mining industry at the expense of the rights of […]

W&J resist mining industry push to amend Native Title Act to secure Carmichael mine proposal

MEDIA RELEASE – 12 February 2017 Traditional Owners resist industry push for amended Native Title Act to secure Carmichael mine proposal Seek court order Monday to ‘strike out’ Adani’s fake land use agreement Members of the Wangan and Jagalingou (W&J) Traditional Owners Council will on Monday ask the Federal Court to knock out Adani’s claim that […]

No surrender – Traditional Owners move to defeat Adani’s ‘fake ILUA’

MEDIA RELEASE 7 February 2017 Traditional Owners act to defeat Adani’s invalid Indigenous Land Use Agreement in the wake of Noongar ruling W&J Council will seek a declaration to knock out ‘fake ILUA’ Lawyers for the Wangan and Jagalingou (W&J) Traditional Owners Council have today written to Adani demanding it withdraw its application to have […]