Defending Wangan and Jagalingou country from Adani
Posted on: Sun 28 May 2017
Amongst the opposition to Adani’s Carmichael coal mine are the traditional owners, the Wangan and Jagalingou, on whose country the mine would be located. They are currently involved in a Federal Court action challenging the validity of an Indigenous Land Use Agreement filed by Adani with the Native Title Tribunal. To add to the mix, Attorney General, George Brandis, has intervened in the court hearing, at the same time as he is attempting to rush through changes to the Native Title Act which would favour Adani. Traditional Owners fighting Adani, are appalled at this improper political interference. For more on the situation Barometer’s Des Lawrence spoke to Murrawah Johnson of the Wangan and Jagalingou Traditional Owners Council.
Image: By permission of the Wangan and Jagalingou Traditional Owners Council, via Murrawah Johnson