Wangan & Jagalingou Traditional Owners Council
Delivered at Speakers Corner, Qld Parliament House
Brisbane, Thursday 8th March 2018
It’s time the Queensland Government stood up for our rights.
We are determined to prevent our land being taken without our consent and to protect our Country and sacred places from destruction.
We have never given consent to the Adani project or the surrender of our land rights. Our people have rejected a deal with Adani four times since 2012. We oppose the destruction of our Country.
And without the Queensland Government’s support, and their willingness to override our rights and interests – which they have done before – Adani would be nowhere right now.
Our native title is now at risk of extinguishment by the State Government.
But it is within their power to make sure this doesn’t happen.
It’s time the Premier stopped dodging her Government’s complicity in overturning our decisions and aiding and abetting Adani.
Three years ago, we stood here and asked to meet with the then new Premier, Annastacia Palaszczuk, after our people had voted down a land use agreement with Adani. In the whole last term, she never spoke to us.
We have written four times to the Premier since our people met again in December last year and rejected Adani’s deal for the fourth time. She hasn’t replied once.
We are demanding a meeting to explain why there is no consent from us for Adani’s dirty deal, and why the Qld Government should remove its support for Adani’s dodgy ILUA and stop opposing us in the courts.
And most of all, why the Government should not extinguish our native title.
Not for Adani. Not now. Not ever.
Let the Premier know you share our concerns. Call or email her today.
Ask Annastacia Palaszczuk to meet with W&J Council representatives, and tell her you support our demands that the Queensland Government –
Demand the Queensland Government protect our rights – we say what happens on our Country.
No extinguishment of our native title for Adani!
No means no!