Australian news, and some related international items

The $16-billion Adani coal mine project is dividing the Australian public

Adani’s Australia Story: How a Massive Coal Mine is Sparking a New Wave of  Environmental Concerns  With the $16-billion Adani coal mine dividing the Australian public, The Wire looks at the country’s environmental concerns  and how the Carmichael project adds to them.’, Kabir Agarwal on 01/11/2017

‘This is the third story in a five-part series that examines the controversial Adani and Carmichael coal mine.
Read the first
and second part. ‘

‘ … The Wangan and Jagalingou people,  who are also fighting a court battle to retain their right over their land,  are of the view that if the Adani coal mine is built,  their cultural heritage will be destroyed beyond repair.

‘“The land, the springs, the waterways, the mountain ranges, are not just physical forms for us.
They are remnants of our ancient culture.

‘If the mine is built, there will be no record of us ever having been there”,”  said Adrian Burragubba, spokesperson of the Wangan and Jagalingou Traditional Owners Family Council.

‘They said that they are prepared to battle it out for as long as it takes.

‘“Every inch of that land is mine. Every blade of grass, every drop of water, each leaf on a tree, each bird, each animal, is mine.  And I am going to fight for it. I want to tell Adani – I am not your slave,”  an animated Burragubba said when I met him in Brisbane in late July. … ‘

Read more of Kabir’s comprehensive and informative article:

Kabir Agarwal is an independent journalist whose writings have appeared in
The Kashmir Walla, The Times of India, Mint, Al Jazeera English and The Caravan.
He can be found on twitter @kabira_tweeting.’


November 3, 2017 - Posted by | aboriginal issues, AUSTRALIA - NATIONAL, climate change - global warming, politics

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