Newsletter date: 31 May 2015
* Media Release: Wangan & Jagalingou People: Adani's Carmichael woes escalate: Traditional owners file Federal Court challenge, mount World Banks Tour to block finance
* News Analysis: Lisa Cox, SMH: Adani coal mine: Indigenous groups mount fresh legal challenge
* News Analysis: John Taylor, ABC News: Indigenous protest held in Brisbane against $16 billion Adani coal mine in the Galilee Basin
* Our Fight: Wangan & Jagalingou People: Stop Adani destroying our land and culture
* About: Who We Are - Wangan & Jagalingou People: http://wanganjagalingou.com.au/who-we-are/
WGAR News: Fight to save traditional lands from a mine: Adrian Burragubba, Wangan & Jagalingou elder interviewed by Let's Talk's Tiga Bayles (11 Apr 15)
WGAR News: Stop Adani Destroying Our Land and Culture: Wangan & Jagalingou People, YouTube video (2 Apr 15)
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WGAR News - Working Group for Aboriginal Rights (Australia)
- Media Release
Wangan & Jagalingou People: Media Release - Adani's Carmichael woes escalate: Traditional owners file Federal Court challenge, mount World Banks Tour to block finance
29 May 15: "Brisbane, Australia: Indian giant Adani’s planned Carmichael coalmine in the northern state of Queensland has hit double trouble as Traditional Owners today announce a landmark Federal Court challenge, on the eve of their world tour to urge Wall St and European investment banks to shun the damaging project. ...
W&J Traditional Owner and spokesperson Adrian Burragubba said, "This is a very special day, on which we significantly step up our campaign to make sure Carmichael never gets built.
"First, we announce that we have filed an appeal and judicial review in the Federal Court of Australia. This court action challenges the decision of Australia’s National Native Title Tribunal that the Queensland government may issue mining leases for Carmichael. This challenge is unprecedented in the history of Native Title Tribunal decisions. If necessary, we will take our case all the way to the High Court", Mr Burragubba said. ... "
- News Analysis
SMH: Adani coal mine: Indigenous groups mount fresh legal challenge
29 May 15: "Indigenous landholders will mount a fresh Federal Court challenge to the development in Queensland's Galilee Basin of Australia's largest coal mine. Representatives for the Wangan and Jagalingou people have lodged an appeal against a Native Title Tribunal decision last month to allow the Queensland government to issue mining leases to Indian mining giant Adani. Adani plans to develop the Carmichael coal mine in central Queensland and will ship coal to India from coal terminals at Abbot Point. ... " Lisa Cox, a national political reporter covering breaking news and the environment. Most recently Lisa covered the ACT Legislative Assembly for The Canberra Times.
- News Analysis
ABC News: Indigenous protest held in Brisbane against $16 billion Adani coal mine in the Galilee Basin
29 May 15: "A small Indigenous protest has been staged in Brisbane's CBD to highlight a legal challenge against the proposed $16 billion Adani Carmichael coal mine project in the Galilee Basin. The protest of about eight people was lead by Adrian Burragubba, who is part of a registered Native Title claim by the Wangan and Jagalingou People. "We don't consent to Adani being on our country," Mr Burragubba said on the street outside Adani Mining's Brisbane office. Mr Burragubba gave papers to the company notifying it an appeal and judicial review had been filed in the Federal Court. ... " By John Taylor
John Taylor - ABC News
"Award-winning journalist and presenter John Taylor has been with the ABC since 1995. Between 2002 and 2006 he was the ABC's China Correspondent based in Beijing, and he was also host of the Queensland TV current affairs program Stateline. ... "
- Our Fight
Wangan & Jagalingou People: Stop Adani destroying our land and culture
"We, the Wangan and Jagalingou people, are the Traditional Owners of the land in Queensland’s Galilee Basin. Coal company Adani wants to use our ancestral lands for their Carmichael coal mine.
We do hereby firmly REJECT a Land Use Agreement with Adani for the Carmichael mine on our traditional lands.
We DO NOT consent to the Carmichael mine on our ancestral lands.
We DO NOT accept Adani’s "offers" to sign away our land and our rights and interests in it. We will not take their "shut up" money.
We will PROTECT and DEFEND our Country and our connection to it. ...
Sign Our Petition ... "
Who We Are - Wangan & Jagalingou People
"The Wangan and Jagalingou people are the proud Traditional Owners and Native Title Applicants of a vast area of land in central-western Queensland’. You can see a map of our land here. For thousands of years, we have been custodians of this land and it is our responsibility to protect our land, water, people, history and totems. Our totem is the bee, or Kub-bah in our traditional language. Our sacred connection starts at our place of birth. ... "
Donate - Wangan & Jagalingou People
"Wangan and Jagalingou are fighting to defend our lands from Adani - a multi-billion dollar company. We are willing to do whatever it takes to preserve our culture, but we can’t do it alone. If you can, please make a donation to support our campaigning efforts."
WGAR News: Fight to save traditional lands from a mine: Adrian Burragubba, Wangan & Jagalingou elder interviewed by Let's Talk's Tiga Bayles
11 Apr 15: "Contents:
* Homepage: Wangan & Jagalingou Family Council: http://wanganjagalingou.com.au/
* Map: Wangan and Jagalingou Country
* Audio Interview: Let's Talk's Tiga Bayles interviews Adrian Burragubba, Wangan and Jagalingou elder
* Audio Interview: CAAMA: Traditional Owners fight the development of Australia's largest coal mine [Featuring Adrian Burragubba]
* Petition: Community Run: Stop Adani Destroying Our Land and Culture
* News: Queensland Country Life: Adani petition gathers steam
* Analysis / Opinion: Blair Palese, The Guardian: It's not just Indigenous Australians v. Adani over a coal mine. We should all join this fight
* News: Wangan & Jagalingou People: Wangan and Jagalingou Traditional Owners Family Representative Council's authorised spokesperson
* Letter: Wangan & Jagalingou People: Letter to Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk
* Background: WGAR News: Stop Adani Destroying Our Land and Culture: Wangan & Jagalingou People, YouTube video"
WGAR News: Stop Adani Destroying Our Land and Culture: Wangan & Jagalingou People, YouTube video
2 Apr 15: "Contents:
* Homepage: Wangan & Jagalingou People - Celebrating Our Shared Connections: http://wanganjagalingou.com.au/
* Video: Wangan & Jagalingou People, YouTube: Stop Adani Destroying Our Land and Culture
* Petition: Community Run: Stop Adani Destroying Our Land and Culture
* Announcement: Representatives of the Wangan and Jagalingou people: Traditional owners reject Adani's huge Carmichael coalmine in Queensland's Galilee Basin
* Analysis / Opinion: Thom Mitchell, New Matilda: A Coal Load Of Problems: Community Group Drags Mining Giant Into Court
* Audio: Jordan Curtis, The Wire: Indigenous Australians take on mining company [Featuring Adrian Burragubba & Ellen Roberts]
* News Analysis: Oliver Milman, The Guardian: Aboriginal group fights to stop $16bn Carmichael coalmine, Australia's largest ... "
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