Australian news, and some related international items

Wangan and Jagalingou Country The Frontline In ‘Adani’s Federal Election’

“Far-right politicians turned out in force in a small Queensland town recently, to back the construction of a coal-mine that will have more emissions in its lifetime than a small country. Kristen Lyons was there as well, along with the traditional owners of the country, determined to write their own future. … 

The Karmoo Dreaming: a Celebration of the Water Protectors

“But the weekend in Clermont wasn’t about the show put on by Adani or their right-wing political mates. It was about the generous and sacred Karmoo Dreaming celebration of the water protectors.

This event was organised and hosted by the W&J Council to celebrate their culture and law, including honouring their vital role, over millennia, as custodians of their lands and water. W&J Council welcomed the Bob Brown Foundation convoy onto their country, and into the Karmoo (water) ceremony and celebration.

For W&J people, water is central to their struggle, including the fight to defend their most sacred site, the Doongmabulla Springs, from destruction by Adani’s proposed Carmichael mine. Adrian Burragubba has said.

“The water is our life. It is our dreaming and our sovereignty. We cannot give that away…. Water is central to our laws, our religion and our identity. It is the Mundunjudra, the water spirit, the rainbow serpent.” .KristenLyons

May 9, 2019 - Posted by | General News

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