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 […]

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 […]

Naomi Klein commends new UQ Traditional Owners Flagship Project

Exciting UQ Global Change Institute collaboration MEDIA RELEASE  9 November 2016 | Leaders of the Wangan and Jagalingou Traditional Owners Council (W&J) will tonight announce, on a panel with Naomi Klein, a new flagship project with the Global Change Institute at The University of Queensland, collaborating with UQ researchers and Australian human rights lawyers. The […]

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 […]