Entries by Wangan Jagalingou

Statement and questions to Downer EDI Board

On 3rd of November, Senior W&J Traditional Owner, Adrian Burragubba, attended the AGM of the large mining and engineering company DownerEDI on behalf of the Wangan Jagalingou Traditional Owners Council.  DownerEDI are set to garner the contracts from Adani for the construction and engineering should the Carmichael Mine ever go ahead. Adrian Burragubba put this statement and questions […]

Canavan doing foreign miner Adani’s bidding

MEDIA RELEASE  23 October 2016  |   Rockhampton-based Minister for Resources and Northern Australia, Senator Matt Canavan “is feigning concern for Aboriginal people while relying on misleading media stories this weekend which attempt to discredit the Wangan and Jagalingou (W&J) Traditional Owners council and our rejection of the proposed Adani Carmichael mine”, said Adrian Burragubba, […]

Traditional owners fighting Adani mine meet UN Rapporteur

MEDIA RELEASE  13 October 2016  |   Traditional owners fighting Adani mine meet UN Rapporteur today: Raise ‘egregious failure’ of Qld Mines Minister & Coordinator General to respect Indigenous rights The declaration of Adani’s Carmichael coal project as “critical infrastructure” by Qld Government Mines Minister, Anthony Lynham, is “a political absurdity, and continues the egregious […]

Traditional Owners fight on: appeal Carmichael mine Federal Court decision

An appeal to the full bench of the Federal Court of Australia was filed today by senior Traditional Owner and spokesperson for the Wangan and Jagalingou (W&J) family council, Mr Adrian Burragubba, challenging a decision of Justice Reeves in relation to the Queensland government’s issuing of mining leases for Adani’s Carmichael coal mine, handed down […]

CORRECTION: QLD Resources Council Lies re Carmichael Court Decision

MEDIA STATEMENT  19 August 2016    CORRECTION: QLD RESOURCES COUNCIL LIES RE CARMICHAEL COURT CHALLENGE Senior Traditional Owner and spokesperson for the Wangan and Jagalingou (W&J) family council, Mr Adrian Burragubba, today criticised the head of the Queensland Resources Council for blatantly lying about Mr Burragubba’s legal representation, and questioning of W&J’s independence, to suit […]

Adani court decision: Traditional Owners say fight to stop QLD’s Carmichael mine continues

MEDIA RELEASE  19 August 2016  |   Court decision: Traditional Owners say govt acted shamefully, fight to stop Adani’s Carmichael mine continues Defence of rights and country still has a long way to run Senior Traditional Owner and spokesperson for the Wangan and Jagalingou (W&J) traditional owners family council, Mr Adrian Burragubba, says he is […]

Q&A Correction: To the ‘Minister for Adani’ — Matthew Canavan — “No Still Means No”

On ABC’s Q&A last night, National Party Senator, Matthew Canavan – the ‘Minister for Adani’ – made a vague reference to “native title” groups’ near unanimous support for the proposed Carmichael mine. He complained that the media doesn’t cover such supposed ‘good news’, as though his Government’s interests are not constantly boosted in the press. […]

Media release // Traditional Owners take legal action on Adani’s Carmichael leases; release letter from QLD Mines Minister Lynham saying no intention to issue leases until Federal Court challenge resolved

MEDIA RELEASE  13 APRIL 2016  |   Traditional Owners take legal action on Adani’s Carmichael leases; release letter from QLD Mines Minister Lynham saying no intention to issue leases until Federal Court challenge resolved Wangan and Jagalingou (W&J) representatives today filed an interlocutory application in the Federal Court of Australia challenging the leases that have been […]

MEDIA RELEASE // QLD Mines Minister Lynham’s Adani mine approval shows gutless and morally bankrupt approach of Government to Traditional Owners’ rights

MEDIA RELEASE  3 APRIL 2016 QLD Mines Minister Lynham’s Adani mine approval shows gutless and morally bankrupt approach of Government to Traditional Owners’ rights Minister prefers Adani’s misleading and inflated jobs figures to respect for the law and human rights, say Wangan and Jagalingou people The Wangan and Jagalingou (W&J) people today responded to the […]