Australian news, and some related international items

Traditional Owners Want To Delay The Government Removing Their Rights Over Land  Adani Wants To Mine 

‘The WandJ Traditional Owner’s Council is one of the final barriers to one of the world’s largest coal mines. 
And it is now scared its native title will be extinguished before its day in court.’

Amy McQuire, Indigenous Affairs Reporter December 15, 2017

W&J spokesperson Murrawah Johnson told BuzzFeed News  that there are concerns the Queensland government could move “at any time” to extinguish native title over the site, before a Federal Court hearing in March that will challenge the validity of the ILUA. That’s the reason W&J are seeking an injunction.

‘”We have a court case, challenging the legitimacy of this agreement,  and they seem to be willing to go and extinguish our native title in the face of all of that,  despite the agreement being illegitimate,” Johnson told BuzzFeed News. … ‘

December 16, 2017 - Posted by | aboriginal issues, AUSTRALIA - NATIONAL

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