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Media release: Wangan and Jagalingou people vow to protect country as Adani moves to ship coal: ‘Adani has never had our consent’

Please attribute all quotes to Adrian Burragubba, Nagana Yarrbayn Senior Elder and spokesperson for the Wangan and Jagalingou Cultural Custodians. On Opposition to Adani’s Mine “Wangan and Jagalinagou people first said no to Adani’s mine in 2012, and we continue to say no. Adani has never had Free Prior and Informed Consent from the Wangan… Read More

Wangan and Jagalingou Traditional Owners release disturbing footage of Adani/Bravus security guards’ violent behavior

Wangan and Jagalingou Cultural Custodians refute claims made in the media by Adani/Bravus CEO, Lucas Dow yesterday.  The Traditional Owners who continue to reoccupy an area of Adani/Bravus’ mining lease to conduct the Waddananggu ceremony say Adani/Bravus is waging a smear campaign against them, and using violent security guards and intimidation to attempt to remove… Read More

Queensland Government gives Adani green light to blow up major Wangan and Jagalingou cultural heritage site

Media Release December 6: The Queensland Government has rejected a request from seven Wangan and Jagalingou Traditional Owners to investigate a potential breach of the QLD Cultural Heritage Act and prevent destruction of Aboriginal cultural heritage, giving Adani the go-ahead to detonate and destroy the site with the highest concentration of ancient cultural artifacts found… Read More

Protect the sacred Doongmabulla Springs and uphold W&J human rights

Friends,  Adani threatens our sacred Doongmabulla Springs with destruction.  And as Adani drains and pollutes the underground water for its massive mining project, we have put the Environment Minister under fire.  The Queensland Government is failing in its duty of care to guarantee the human rights of all Wangan & Jagalingou people. We need your… Read More

Waddananggu – the talking

Waddamuli (Hullo) ngadyu narri coedie (My name is coedie) Ngaya Waddana Ngadyu yamba nani mundu (I am speaking from my homelands) Yinda Daga-gu Yina Banna (You need to come here) Gundarrana Ngaligu Binda (We’re fighting to live.) I’m asking every man and woman to come to my homelands to join me and my family at… Read More

Call to action – demand a Stop Work on Adani mine

NEWSLETTER Tuesday 20 JULY 2021 Friends, I need your support. Today I have written to the Honourable Meaghan Scanlon MP, Minister for the Environment, to call for an immediate stop work order on construction of the Carmichael mine. I have asked her to intervene and support our human rights by ensuring that our lands and… Read More

W&J call for halt to construction on Adani mine over threat to water

NAIDOC WEEK MEDIA STATEMENT Thursday 8 July 2021 ‘Healing Country’ won’t happen while Adani proceeds to destroy our lands and waters Call for ‘stop work’ and independent verification of Adani’s threat to sacred Doongmabulla springs The W&J Nagana Yarrbayn Cultural Custodians, a group of Traditional Owners of Wangan and Jagalingou Country, including senior cultural leader Adrian Burragubba, have raised the… Read More

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