In Queensland a long-running battle between traditional owners and Indian mining giant Adani continues, with the company being served an eviction notice by Wangan and Jagalingou representatives.
The W&J traditional owner group have been at the forefront of a fight against the establishment of what would be Australia’s biggest coal mine in the Galilee Basin.
Last year the group lost a legal battle in which they had sought to have an Indigenous land-use agreement invalidated, and were ordered to pay the miner’s costs in the native title case.
In delivering the eviction notice to the company’s Brisbane offices on Thursday, W&J representative Adrian Burragubba said the group’s basic rights had been torn away and trampled by both the state and federal governments, as well as Adani.
Mr Burragubba said the mining company’s actions were considered unlawful under Wangan and Jagalingou tribal law and the group would commence further legal proceedings against what he said was an attack on Country by Adani.