Entries by Wangan Jagalingou

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 […]

Authorisation meeting of the Wangan and Jagalingou People on the 19th March 2016 in Brisbane

From the Authorisation meeting of the Wangan and Jagalingou People on the 19th March 2016 in Brisbane Resolution #9 – Adani Carmichael Project The chairperson read out the following resolution: “This meeting notes that a proposed ILUA with Adani for its Carmichael Project has been rejected at claim group meetings on two prior occasions, the […]

‘Three strikes you’re out’ – Traditional Owners reject Adani Carmichael mine for a third time

‘Three strikes you’re out’ – Traditional Owners reject Adani Carmichael mine for a third time QLD Mines Minister Anthony Lynham must now step up and rule out issuing of mining leases In a landmark moment of self-determination and a major blow to the Adani Carmichael coal mine, the Wangan and Jagalingou (W&J) people, traditional owners […]

W & J PEOPLE AUTHORISATION MEETING: THE FACTS

W & J PEOPLE AUTHORISATION MEETING: THE FACTS This statement corrects the record in relation to a false and misleading media report in The Australian newspaper of 12 March 2016 by Michael McKenna on a forthcoming Authorisation meeting of the Wangan and Jagalingou People: An Authorisation meeting relating to current dealings with Adani on the […]

TRADITIONAL OWNER’S LAND RIGHTS FIGHT RESUMES IN FEDERAL COURT AGAINST ADANI’S “FRACTURING AND FRAUD”

Adrian’s statement for today… because you won’t read about it in the newspapers — TRADITIONAL OWNER’S LAND RIGHTS FIGHT RESUMES IN FEDERAL COURT AGAINST ADANI’S “FRACTURING AND FRAUD” Adrian Burragubba, cultural leader and senior spokesperson of the Wangan and Jagalingou (W&J) Traditional Owners’ Council, will be in the Federal Court in Brisbane again today as […]

Naomi Klein nominates W&J Youth Leader for inaugural list of international ‘movers and shakers’

Wangan and Jagalingou youth leader, Murrawah Johnson, has been added to the Grist 50 list of movers and shakers by Naomi Klein. The Grist 50 is a list of the best and brightest fighting for the planet, curated by Grist. Grist is based in Seattle, in the State of Washington, with contributors scattered the world ’round. It’s a nonprofit […]

QLD GOVERNMENT PLANS TO EXTINGUISH NATIVE TITLE FOR ADANI’S COAL MINE A NEW LOW IN VIOLATING TRADITIONAL OWNERS’ RIGHTS

MEDIA RELEASE: FRIDAY 27 NOVEMBER 2015 QLD GOVERNMENT PLANS TO EXTINGUISH NATIVE TITLE FOR ADANI’S COAL MINE A NEW LOW IN VIOLATING TRADITIONAL OWNERS’ RIGHTS ‘Not here, not now, not this time’ say Traditional Owners Adrian Burragubba, senior spokesperson of the Wangan and Jagalingou (W&J) Traditional Owners’ Council, has strongly condemned plans by Queensland’s Coordinator […]

Wangan & Jagalingou leader in historic meeting with Kiribati president

MEDIA RELEASE – November 19, 2015 Wangan & Jagalingou leader in historic meeting with Kiribati president Joins president’s call for no new coal mines; seeks support to defend W&J’s rights and country Wangan and Jagalingou (W&J) Traditional Owner, and senior spokesperson Adrian Burragubba, will this morning meet with President Anote Tong of Kiribati and offer […]

Letter // Submission regarding Australia’s failure to protect the Wangan and Jagalingou People’s rights to culture from the proposed Carmichael Coal Mine

  2 October 2015 Ms. Farida Shaheed, UN Special Rapporteur in the field of cultural rights c/o OHCHR‐UNOG, Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights, Palais Wilson 1211 Geneva 10, Switzerland Re: Submission regarding Australia’s failure to protect the Wangan and Jagalingou People’s rights to culture from the proposed Carmichael Coal Mine Dear Special […]