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

Adani relies on draconian laws to deny Aboriginal rights

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First Nation owners barred from their lands in Supreme Court decision Brisbane: 24 April 2020 In an uncontested decision in the Queensland Supreme Court, Adani achieved its goal of banning Traditional Owners from parts of their ancestral lands. Adrian Burragubba, his son Coedie McAvoy, and members of the W&J Council are prevented from entering the […]

April 25, 2020

We protect our Country through our rights


Right now, Murrawah is in Munich, calling on the CEO of Siemens to respect our right to protect our lands and waters.  When our rights are denied, Country suffers. So we have challenged international German tech company Siemens AG to suspend its contract with Adani and meet with our representatives.  Without Siemens, Adani doesn’t have a working rail line. So […]

February 4, 2020