Traditional owners file Adani injunction
TRADITIONAL owners have filed a Federal Court injunction against Adani and the Queensland Government to restrain them should they attempt to extinguish their native title.
On Sunday, for the fourth time since 2012, Wangan and Jagalingou traditional owners voted unanimously to reject an Indigenous Land Use Agreement with Adani.
A National Native Title Tribunal decision on the central Queensland mine site had been expected sometime this week.
The traditional owners have alleged in sworn statements to the Federal Court that some people were paid $2000 each to attend a meeting to vote in favour of a compensation deal that would allow the coal mine to go ahead.
Adrian Burragubba, spokesman for the W&J Traditional Owners Council, said yesterday: "Adani is pushing to have their sham ILUA with our people registered before our Federal Court hearing against it in March next year. They want the Queensland Government to extinguish our native title while pretending to have our consent ... there will be no surrender of our traditional lands and waters.”