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Senate Inquiry told  Native Title amendments  will disenfranchise Traditional Owners

 Wangan Jagalingou
13 March 2017

“Brandis’ changes support ‘divide and conquer’ tactics of unscrupulous companies like Adani

“Brisbane. Wangan and Jagalingou (W&J) Traditional Owners fighting Adani’s Carmichael mine will today tell a Senate Inquiry into the Federal Native Title Bill that the kind of dubious tactics Adani has used to try secure a land use agreement with Traditional Owners will become even more prevalent if the Bill becomes law.

“The Turnbull Government is attempting to rush the Native Title Amendment (Indigenous Land Use Agreements) Bill 2017 through Federal Parliament. The bill is designed to overturn the recent McGlade decision that upheld the Native Title Act requirement that all applicants are needed to sign a land use agreement, after members of the Noongar peoples went to the Federal Court over failures
in the process involving a $1.3B land use agreement with the WA government.

“The delegation are calling for the Inquiry to be extended to allow proper negotiation with Aboriginal communities around Australia. They will tell the Inquiry that the the motives for the Bill are ill-founded,
and that the mining lobby and the Attorney General have presented  no evidence or argument for such hurried and destabilising changes. … “


March 15, 2017 - Posted by | aboriginal issues, AUSTRALIA - NATIONAL

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