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Adani coal project gets major setback as Government fails to pass Native Title Bill

Government fails to pass Native Title Bill:  Major setback for Adani and Jagalingou (W&J) Traditional Owners Council 31 March 2017:

“The Turnbull Government failed to push through its controversial Native Title Bill  by the end of the Parliamentary sitting,  despite the Labor Opposition’s readiness to negotiate on the amendments.

“The next opportunity for the Federal Senate to consider the Native Title Amendment Bill  is the Budget Sitting in early May and, if not then, the next sittings are mid June. …

Youth spokesperson for the W&J Traditional Owners Council, MsMurrawah Johnson, said,
““The Adani Board is reported to be set to make a decision within the next two weeks on whether to push on with the mine project. But it still faces our court actions.  Right now their purported land use agreement is worthless. … “


April 1, 2017 - Posted by | aboriginal issues, AUSTRALIA - NATIONAL

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