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Wangan and Jagalingou Traditional Owners Council submission on the Native Title amendment bill

W&J Traditional Owners Council submission on the Native Title amendment bill
http://wanganjagalingou.com.au/wj-traditional-owner-council-senate-submission/
“The integrity of our decision making, especially regarding our laws and customs, and our rights to self-determination and to withhold our consent to the destruction of our country and heritage, are central to our issues with the bill.

“The bill would alter the fundamentals of our traditional decision processes. The integrity of Traditional Owner decision making and rights to speak for country must be protected.

“Checks and balances are required, as is respect for property rights associated with customary tenure
and the right to speak for country. The inalienability of our rights in land must be respected. It is the ground on which we seek to protect our country and heritage from the mass destruction that would ensue from the Carmichael mine.”

To read the submission in full download this document
http://wanganjagalingou.com.au/wp-content/uploads/2017/03/WJ-TO-Council-_-Submission-to-the-Senate-Constitutional-and-Legal-Affairs-Committee-re-the-Native-Title-Amendment-Indigenous-Land-Use-Agreements-Bill-2017_complete.pdf

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

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