‘Healing Country’ won’t happen while Adani proceeds to destroy our lands and waters

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NAIDOC WEEK MEDIA STATEMENT Thursday 8 July 2021 Call for ‘stop work’ and independent verification of Adani’s threat to sacred Doongmabulla springs The W&J Nagana Yarrbayn Cultural Custodians, a group of Traditional Owners of Wangan and Jagalingou Country, including senior cultural leader Adrian Burragubba, have raised the alarm over environmental practices by Adani Mining. But they say the Queensland Government’s poor […]

July 8, 2021

The W&J council’s stand on human rights violations


First Nations Self-determination, Representation & Wellbeing Forum Sunshine Coast, 22 March 2021 The W&J council’s stand on Free Prior Informed Consent (FPIC) and restitution for human rights violations – a brief case study Presentation by Adrian Burragubba The W&J Council was formed out of the need to represent ourselves according to our laws and customs, […]

March 22, 2021

W&J Traditional Owner warns Mayor to ‘learn from us, Adani can’t be trusted’

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Requests Isaac Council support for First Nation cultural custodians to hold Adani to account and to protect cultural heritage Senior cultural leader, and prominent W&J spokesperson, Adrian Burragubba, has said that everyone who deals with Adani Mining soon enough learns they are a corporation that can’t be trusted.  “Isaac Regional Council is just the latest to learn this […]

February 25, 2021

Holding our sacred Jagalingou Country


Last week we struck a blow for land rights and against Adani, but we will need your support to continue to hold our sacred Jagalingou country. As a cultural leader for my people, I led my family onto our clan estate to exercise our cultural rights, and continue our work to protect the land and make peace […]

September 14, 2020

Jagalingou TOs strike a blow for land rights against Adani


Statement regarding Adani’s response to the notice of occupation on Jagalingou Country 10 September 2020 W&J Traditional Owners, with particular connection to Jagalingou country where the Carmichael mine project is situated, have been battling to re-occupy a ceremonial camp they occupied on Adani’s Moray Downs pastoral lease.  After having been moved on by police at […]

September 13, 2020

Adani abusing Aboriginal rights again: W&J leader

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Adani threatened with assault and racial discrimination charges over land access dispute Human Rights complaint filed with Qld Commissioner Qld Premier and Police Commissioner asked to not interfere with TO’s land rights Jagalingou First Nation Traditional Owners returned to their camp and ceremonial ground near the Adani mine site late yesterday and were immediately confronted […]

September 7, 2020

Marsh, don’t be complicit. Ditch Adani.


Brisbane, Australia Marsh and McLennan is currently brokering insurance for the Adani Carmichael coal mine. The mine’s adverse local and global impacts – on the environment, the climate and human rights – will be profound. Murrawah Johnson, spokesperson for the Wangan and Jagalingou Traditional Owners Family Council, addressed this question to the CEO of Marsh […]

May 29, 2020

W&J support for human rights and climate change case against Palmer’s coal plans

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Yesterday, the Environmental Defenders Office (EDO) launched a landmark legal case challenging Clive Palmer’s proposed coal mine in the Galilee Basin on human rights and climate grounds. EDO is representing Youth Verdict, a coalition of diverse young Queenslanders from around the state. Murrawah Johnson, spokesperson for the Wangan and Jagalingou Traditional Owners Family Council, says – […]

May 14, 2020