Traditional owners in Queensland have blocked access to Indian mining giant Adani’s Carmichael coal mine site, after Wangan and Jagalingou man Adrian Burragubba delivered the company an eviction notice last week.
The W&J group have been fighting the creation of the coal mine in the Galilee basin for years and last year lost a legal battle seeking to have an Indigenous land use agreement for the area invalidated.
Traditional owners issued Adani Australia with an eviction notice at the company’s offices in Brisbane, Townsville and at the Carmichael mine site last Thursday.
On Monday morning members of the group blocked road access to the site.
Spokesperson Adrian Burragubba said they are “re-establishing tribal control of our home lands.”
“We will restrict Adani Australia and contractors free movement within Wangan and Jagalingou lands. These restrictions will not apply to the general public or local farming families.”