‘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

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

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

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

Qld govt wipes out W&J native title for Adani

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MEDIA RELEASESaturday 31 August 2019 BREAKING NEWS: In a shameful act, the Queensland Government has extinguished native title over Wangan and Jagalingou Country for Adani’s coal project, ignoring the refusal of W&J landowners to give their consent. W&J Council say they will maintain their defence of country and continue to stay on their homelands to care […]

August 31, 2019

Saturday deadline: W&J landowners challenge Qld govt over lease of their Country to Adani

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Stand-off looms over ‘trespass’ claims by Adani Occupation of country by original owners their common law right Legal challenge to land hand-over will follow if leases are issued Brisbane, Queensland. With the Queensland Coordinator General set to lease Wangan and Jagalingou country to Adani by tomorrow Saturday 31 August, W&J landowners fighting the Carmichael coal mine are […]

August 30, 2019