W&J submission to the Inquiry into NAIF


  W&J Submission to Senate Economics References Committee inquiry into the governance and operation of the Northern Australia Infrastructure Facility (NAIF) 28 July 2017 Wangan and Jagalingou (W&J) are the Indigenous Traditional Owners of a vast area of land in central-western Queensland. We are the first people and our country – Wangan and Jagalingou country […]

August 6, 2017

Naomi Klein praises W&J leaders’ Activist of the Year award


Julien Burnside QC presents Ngara Institute’s Inaugural Activist of the Year Award Naomi Klein praises Adrian Burragubba and Murrawah Johnson for W&J fight against Adani 1 July 2017 NAOMI KLEIN, award-winning journalist and author of the international bestsellers, This Changes Everything: Capitalism vs The Climate, The Shock Doctrine: The Rise of Disaster Capitalism, and No Logo, sent this generous testimonial […]

July 6, 2017

Native Title Reform: The need for consultation with Traditional Owners


    NATIVE TITLE AMENDMENT BILL 2017: THE NEED FOR CONSULTATION WITH TRADITIONAL OWNERS 8 MAY 2017 We urge Senators not to pass the Native Title (Indigenous Land Use Agreements) Amendment Bill Here are the reasons, we believe, that go to the heart of the concerns for Traditional Owners in Australia about this bill, and the process surrounding […]

May 9, 2017

Adani’s ‘final hurdle’ is W&J’s rights


The Deputy Prime Minister, Barnaby Joyce, on behalf of the Government and a host of pro-Adani interests, continues to propagate the lie that all that is needed for Adani to overcome its ‘final hurdle’ – the rights of Wangan and Jagalingou people – is for the Native Title Act amendment bill to be passed in […]

May 7, 2017

Mundine reduces Aboriginal land rights and First Nations treaties to ‘a fantasy business transaction’


    In his opinion piece, “Activists undermine principles of self-determination” [1], 20 April 2017, Warren Mundine makes exaggerated, false and misleading comments. As his views still gain considerable national attention as the former head of the Prime Minister’s Indigenous Advisory Council [2], it is necessary for us to respond. While we agree that “making your own decisions […]

April 24, 2017