First Nation’s opponents of the Adani Carmichael mine in north QLD have said they will take the ongoing legal battle to higher courts if necessary.

The mine was recently endorsed by the QLD parliament and Adani announced last week that it had finalised compensation agreements with landholders on the site.

Representatives of the Wangan and Jagalingou people are also considering a federal court action over Adani’s attempts to negotiate an Indigenous Land Use Agreement (ILUA), which they claim are “unauthorised and invalid.”

Without an ILUA the project would run the risk of future legal action because the QLD government would need to extinguish or impair native title rights to issue a mining lease to a private company.