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

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

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

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

We are not just on the frontline… we are the frontline


The Wangan Jagalingou Council has been at the forefront of efforts to stop the Adani Carmichael mine. Our ancestral lands and waters stand to be destroyed by this mega-mine. Our laws and culture are under sustained attack. As the First Nations people of Wangan and Jagalingou country, we are not just on the frontline… we are […]

November 13, 2019

Defending our people, our rights and our country


Friends, the moment that threatened us has come, and we need you with us.  In a shameful act, the Queensland Government has extinguished our land rights over Wangan and Jagalingou Country, ignoring our refusal to give our consent to Adani.  Our homelands and waters, the fate of our sacred Springs, and our ceremonial grounds, are now officially […]

September 1, 2019