Adani’s mine, rail and port project will destroy the ancestral lands, waters and cultures of Indigenous people.

The Wangan and Jagalingou people (W&J) have said no to Adani four times and are battling Adani in the courts.1 Adani have actively worked to divide W&J people to claim they consent to the mine, engineering sham meetings, stacked with people who were not part of their native title claim group.2  W&J are also trying to prevent the Queensland Government extinguishing their native title forever.3 W&J ask people to stand with them in their struggle and support their fight. 

The impacts of Adani’s coal project also extend to Juru, Jaanga and Birri country. The Federal Court ruled in 2018 that Adani had not followed proper processes in conducting cultural heritage surveys at its Abbot Point site. Despite the concern of Juru Elders that cultural sites, including rock art and burial sites, are threatened from Adani’s proposed rail line and port expansion, Adani says they are prepared to start work without their consent.

 

References
1. http://wanganjagalingou.com.au/traditional-owners-announce-adani-court-appeal/
2. https://www.abc.net.au/news/2017-12-02/adani-accused-of-paying-people-to-stack-meeting-on-deal/9218246
3. http://wanganjagalingou.com.au/wj-make-demands-of-new-labor-govt-on-adani/

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