Entries by Wangan Jagalingou

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 […]

W&J Council acts on Adani’s invalid Indigenous Land Use Agreement

Letter Sent by JustUs lawyers on behalf of the objecting Registered Native Title Claimants for W&J to Adani’s lawyer in the matter of the Carmichael Mine ILUA   Dear Colleague Re Adani Mining Pty Ltd- Application for registration of Wangan and Jagalingou ILUA-QI2016/15 (“the Adani ILUA”) We refer to our clients’ Notice of objection to registration of the […]

Traditional Owners construct ‘legal line of defence’ against Adani and Qld Govt

Announce Full Bench Supreme Court Appeal – natural justice sought Express Anger at Gautam Adani’s Failure to Meet The Wangan and Jagalingou (W&J) Traditional Owners Council have today announced a further action in their legal line of defence of their lands and rights against the imposition of Adani’s “mine of mass destruction”. They have also […]