Newsletter date: 11 April 2015
* 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
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WGAR News - Working Group for Aboriginal Rights (Australia)
Wangan & Jagalingou Family Council
"Since the Beginning of Time: The Wangan & Jagalingou people are proud to celebrate our shared origins and connection to our land. Follow our journey to learn about our community initiatives and how we maintain our cultural integrity."
Wangan and Jagalingou Country
- Audio Interview
Let's Talk's Tiga Bayles interviews Adrian Burragubba, Wangan and Jagalingou elder
7 Apr 15: "Tiga is joined by Adrian Burragubba, Wangan and Jagalingou elder talking about the fight to save traditional lands from a planned coal mine."
- Audio Interview
CAAMA: Traditional Owners fight the development of Australia’s largest coal mine [Featuring Adrian Burragubba]
8 Apr 15: " ... The Wangan and Jagalingou people are seeking support following the application submission for compulsory acquisition of Native Title in the region, by Indian mining company Adani. Adrian Burragubba a representative for the Wangan and Jagalingou family council and publisher of the Online petition expressed, the need for Governments and companies to protect and respect the rights of Aboriginal people. Stating it goes hand in hand with land rights. ... "
Community Run: Stop Adani Destroying Our Land and Culture
Adani - don't destroy our land and our 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.
We call on Adani to IMMEDIATELY WITHDRAW from this damaging project on our land. ... "
[Ed. note: When last we checked the petition, on 10 April 2015, there were 88,617 signatures.]
Queensland Country Life: Adani petition gathers steam
9 Apr 15: " ... Mr [Adrian] Burragubba said he wanted people from all across Australia and "right around the world" to side with his people in their fight. "There's the environment and the ecosystem that's in danger of being destroyed beyond repair but it's our law and customs that's always remained intact," he said. "We are the original people from there and our laws and customs are still the the same. "We rely upon the land animals and the water to stay intact for our dreaming stories to continue." ... "
- Analysis / Opinion
The Guardian: It's not just Indigenous Australians v. Adani over a coal mine. We should all join this fight
3 Apr 15: "The Wangan and Jagalingou people’s battle with big coal at Carmichael will test both our commitment to native title and our national values ... The Wangan and Jagalingou people’s rejection of the Indigenous land use agreement with Adani for land designated for the Carmichael coal mine in the Galilee Basin will put our national values to the test. The decision is simple - a choice between preserving our history, our land and our environment or giving in to the interests of big coal and gas. ... " Blair Palese
"Blair Palese is the CEO of 350.org in Australia and communications adviser for the global Antarctic Ocean Alliance. She has worked in Australia, the UK and US in senior management roles for Greenpeace and The Body Shop, and as a consultant on a range of projects including ... She is on the board of Greenpeace Australia Pacific and is a founding committee member for Human Rights Watch Australia."
Wangan & Jagalingou People: Wangan and Jagalingou Traditional Owners Family Representative Council’s authorised spokesperson
26 Mar 15: "Adrian Burragubba is the authorised spokesperson of the Wangan and Jagalingou Traditional Owners Family Representative Council. He is a member of the Wangan and Jagalingou Native Title applicant and a senior Wangan and Jagalingou Traditional Owner. ... At no time has the Wangan and Jagalingou people consented to a mining lease or the surrender of their native title to Adani Mining. It is not for Adani to say who should speak on behalf of W&J. ... "
Wangan & Jagalingou People: Letter to Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk
26 Mar 15: "Dear Premier, ...
Congratulations on your ascent to the Premiership. We wish you success in this important role and look forward to the possibility of a constructive new dialogue with you, and between your government and our fellow Traditional Owners in Queensland. ...
The Wangan & Jagalingou Traditional Owners, through their Family Representative Council, wish to express our grave concern about the push by Adani Mining Pty Ltd (Adani) and the Queensland Government to open up the Carmichael Mine – the largest black coal mine in Australia, and one of the largest in the world, on our traditional lands.
We are seeking a meeting with you to present our concerns and request your consideration of and agreement to the following: ...
Yours truly, Adrian Burragubba, For the Wangan & Jagalingou Family Representative Council"
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
* Analysis / Opinion: Gerry Georgatos, The Stringer: How many Noongars actually voted for the extinguishing of their rights?
* Analysis / Opinion: Gerry Georgatos, The Stringer: Premier Barnett congratulates SWALSC for the surrender of lands
* Analysis / Opinion: Gerry Georgatos, The Stringer: Faithless deal to extinguish Native Title exposes the betrayal of Native Title compensation"
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