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Wajarri Yamatji Native Title Determination
 
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The Wajarri Yamatji community celebrates the legal recognition of their land and culture at an on-Country Federal Court hearing at Wooleen Station in regional Western Australia, held on Thursday 19 October 2017. The consent determination is one of the largest in Australia. Mr Simon Hawkins, Chief Executive Officer of Yamatji Marlpa Aboriginal Corporation (YMAC) said, “There are many stakeholders involved in the native title process. On behalf of the Board of Directors and everyone at YMAC, I would like to acknowledge the State, the Federal Court, Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet, the National Native Title Tribunal, pastoralists, mining companies and all other parties for their cooperation and hard work over the past two decades to achieve this historic outcome. Congratulations everyone.”
Views: 710 Yamatji Marlpa
The Ngarla people of WA win battle for native title
 
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The State of Western Australia has lost its challenge to the native title rights of the Ngarla people in the state's Pilbara region. The Government had contended mining leases in the area were exclusive and extinguished native title.
Views: 111 NITV News
Native Title Rights and Extinguishment
 
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In the decision of Western Australia v Brown the High Court has clarified the circumstances in which native title rights will be extinguished by the grant of statutory rights.
Views: 649 Gilbert + Tobin
Rio Tinto signs $2 billion Native Title Deal
 
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Aboriginal groups in WA's Pilbara have agreed to allow Rio Tinto mining access to 70,000 square kilometres of traditional land in a $2 billion deal.
Wiluna Native Title Determination, July 2013.
 
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Highlights from the on country hearing that took place at Puwanu Rockhole on the 29th of July 2013. Special thanks to our supporters: FaHCSIA WA Department of the Premier and Cabinet Newmont Mining Corporation and Sodexo Toro Energy Limited Rosslyn Hill Mining
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Protecting Indigenous Cultural Heritage in Weld Ranges Mine Site
 
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BBC's Hard Talk interviews traditional owner Colin Hamlett on the Aboriginal cultural heritage in the Weld Ranges of Western Australia's Mid West region, and the challenges faced while the site is under exploration under a native title agreement with the Chinese Government's Sinosteel Midwest Corporation. Colin is the director of Ethical Engagement Consultancy - native title and indigenous cultural heritage advisors http://ethicalengagement.com.au
Views: 1720 Jen Hanrahan
Native Title Act purpose-built for Australia
 
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Allens Special Counsel Robyn Glindemann discusses the key developments in native title law since the Mabo decision 20 years ago.
Views: 3132 Allens law firm
Palmer signs mine agreement with Indigenous groups
 
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Mining magnate Clive Palmer has signed an agreement with central Queensland Indigenous groups over a proposed coal mine west of Rockhampton.
AUS-COM Indigenous Training Services
 
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http://www.aus-com.com.au Aus-Com Indigenous Training Services is a Registered Training Organisation that provides a range of advanced training programs for operators in the Mining and Civil Industries. This Video focuses on the opportunities for Indigenous Australians in the Indigenous Skills Training Programme. As seen on Mining Matters. Channel 9. Western Australia. 23/07/11 Proudly produced in association with http://www.mrginternational.com
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MEEKATHARRA WA TODAY WESTERN AUSTRALIA
 
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CARAVAN TRIP 2007 Meekatharra is a town in the Mid West region of Western Australia. Meekatharra is an Australian Aboriginal word meaning 'place of little water'. At the 2001 census, Meekatharra had a population of 945, with 36.2% being Indigenous Australians.[1] Meekatharra is a major supply centre for the pastoral and mining area in the Murchison region of Western Australian. It was an important location in the Western Australian Government Railways system - being the northernmost location in the Northern Railway railway network, apart from the isolated Marble Bar Railway branch out of Port Hedland. For a while a further branch line continued eastwards to Wiluna The line was closed from Mullewa and pulled up in the 1970s. It is located 764 km north east of Perth and may be reached by the Great Northern Highway. It is a centre for sheep and cattle transshipment, initially by rail but now by road trains. A huge 2181 metre runway, now known as Meekatharra Airport, was built by the Americans during World War II. It serves as an important ETOPS diversion airport for inbound transcontinental flights to Australia. It is also a regional home to the Royal Flying Doctor Service and the School of the Air. WIKIPEDIA DON PUGH
Views: 435 Donald Pugh
Yindjibarndi celebrate their native title win
 
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There were tears of joy as the verdict was read out by His Honour from the Federal Court for the Yindjibarndi One Claim saying: "I have found that the Yindjibarndi are entitled to exclusive native title rights and interests over all of the unallocated Crown lands in the claimed area and the Yandiyarra reserve...."
Views: 593 Ngaarda Media
Secret White Men's Business (2000) | Trailer | Available Now
 
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In an elaborate campaign to undermine Aboriginal land claims, mining companies are actually funding native title claims in areas they want to mine. Get it now at: https://www.journeyman.tv/film/732/secret-white-mens-business Subscribe to Journeyman here: http://www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=journeymanpictures All over Western Australia one very busy mining company is fighting lucrative native title claims. The aim, according to critics, is to split Aboriginal groups and to discredit native title law by encouraging rival land claims. With 79% of Australian land being contested between Aborigines, farmers and developers, the fight it seems has got dirtier. Like us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/journeymanpictures Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/JourneymanNews https://twitter.com/JourneymanVOD Follow us on Instagram: https://instagram.com/journeymanpictures ABC Australia – Ref. 0732
Views: 617 Journeyman Pictures
The Great Walk (Wiluna to Leonora)
 
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Glen Cook a Traditional Owner living in Wiluna and speaking up about uranium mining in WA. Glen has joined the ongoing peace walk the "Walk Away From Uranium Mining Towards Aboriginal Sovereignty". This is a 10 week walk through the deserts of Western Australia to stop the new uranium mines Toro, BHP and others plan on opening through out Western Australia. The walk is to gather community support and educate the public about the dangers of uranium mining and radiation. More information about the walk can be found at www.nuclearfreefuture.com
Views: 3950 Footprints4Peace
GETS Native Title
 
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GETS - Global Exploration Tenement Services - Native Title And Heritage Services Dealing with Native Title and Heritage Sites can get complicated. GETS has the experiance both in WA and throughout Australia to help you "GET MINING SOONER"
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'Iron and dust': Mining talks split Indigenous community
 
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ABC FOUR CORNERS Calls for native title law reform have intensified after negotiations between a Western Australian Indigenous community and an Australian iron ore mining giant became mired in bitter dispute.
Views: 514 Bruce Skewes
FMG Great Native Title Swindle Part 1
 
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Caught in the act - this is a record of a supposed 'native title' meeting staged by the iron ore miner, Fortescue Metals Group (FMG). It shows how FMG, its agents, a lawyer and an opportunist splinter faction tried to destroy the unity of the Yindjibarndi people and give open slather to FMG for its Solomon Hub project. The video demonstrates the unscrupulous actions of a miner trying to bully traditional owners into a land use 'Agreement' that will see massive disturbance of country and will swindle several generations of Yindjibarndi people.
Views: 33833 leannetonkes
Australia aboriginals demand mining royalties
 
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The Fortescue Metals Group digs up billions of dollars worth of iron ore in Australia each year, but aboriginals who have lived on the land for years say they are not getting their share. Negotiations between the two sides have broken down over the amount of royalties the Yindjibarndi aboriginal band should receive. Al Jazeera's Andrew Thomas reports from Pilbara, Australia.
Views: 2701 Al Jazeera English
Iron Ore - 290 Mt/a infrastructure overview
 
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Rio Tinto has undertaken Australia's largest integrated mining project over recent years with the expansion of its Pilbara iron ore operations to 290 Mt/a capacity. The project has included expansions to all parts of the integrated network, including mines, ports, rail and associated infrastructure completed in quarter three, 2013.
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Laverton, Western Australia
 
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Melbourne Conversations: Talk Blak 08 - Land Rights! When do we want it? Now!
 
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Talk Blak 08: Land Rights! When do we want it? Now! Stories and conversations about country, land rights, traditional owner's rights and the native title maze. Speakers: Adam McLean Experienced native title and criminal law as a practicing Solicitor and Barrister Warren Mundine Gumbaynggir/Bundjalung man from the north coast of NSW Gary Murray A Multi-Clan descendant of the Wamba Wamba, Dhudhuroa, Wiradjeri, Yorta Yorta, Baraparapa, Dja Dja Wurrung, Yupagalk and Werkgaia Nations. Aretha Briggs A Victorian Language Speaker and Victorian Traditional Sovereign Land Owner of the Yorta Yorta Lands of Ulupna and Woiwurrung lands of Wonga territory Wurrundjerri-ballak. Moderator Frank Hytten CEO of Reconciliation Victoria SPEAKERS Adam McLean Commenced his practice as a solicitor in NSW for the Australian Copyright Council and has experience in copyright and related areas of law. He then moved to the NSW Aboriginal Legal Service and set up the Service's civil practice in Northern NSW, the native title practice and the Service's involvement in the NSW Royal Commission into the NSW Police Service. After coming to the Bar first in NSW then in Victoria Adam has continued his native title and criminal law practices. Adam has extensive experience in Native Title matters representing Indigenous communities and advising governments. Adam was responsible for the first Indigenous Land Use Agreement in Australia. Warren Mundine Is a Gumbaynggir/Bundjalung man from the north coast of NSW. He is a passionate advocate for lifting Indigenous people out of poverty and building a strong Indigenous economy. Warren is a member of the Australian Institute of Management, the Australian Institute of Company Directors, the Chair of NSW Labor's Indigenous Policy Committee, a member of IAG's Expert Community Advisors Committee, Executive Member of the National Native Title Council, Executive member of the St. Joseph's College Indigenous Fund, Southern Cross University Foundation and a Board member of NAISDA. Warren is the former National President of Australian Labor Party, Deputy Mayor of Dubbo and former Chair of NSW Country Labor. Gary Murray Is a Multi-Clan descendant of the Wamba Wamba, Dhudhuroa, Wiradjeri, Yorta Yorta, Baraparapa, Dja Dja Wurrung, Yupagalk and Werkgaia Nations. Gary is an authorised Native Title Applicant to the Wamba Wamba Wadi Wadi Baraparapa Dja Dja Wurrung, and Jupagalk native title applications in North West Victoria. He is Co-Chair of the Dhudhuroa Native Title Group in North East Victoria and a consultant to the Wiran Aboriginal Corporation a land owning body of the Wamba Wamba People. Gary is also Co-Chair Boort Cultural Interpretive Centre Working Group, a Wamba Wamba member of the Victorian Traditional Owner Land Justice Group and a Founding Member of the Dja Dja Wurrung Clans Aboriginal Corporation. Aretha Briggs Is a Victorian Language Speaker and Victorian Traditional Sovereign Land Owner of the Yorta Yorta Lands of Ulupna and Woiwurrung lands of Wonga territory Wurrundjerri-ballak. She is a Dhulinyagan familyYouth Governing Member of the Yorta Yorta. Aretha has 21 years of teaching experience at Worawa Aboriginal College, has been a Koori Youth Justice Worker for the Eastern Region and has worked with the Victorian Curriculum and Assessment Authority in developing the Curriculum framework for the Victorian Indigenous Languages revival and reclamation study guide. Aretha is also the Founder/Manager of Yamuk Traditional Dance group, and is passionate about the Revival and Reclamation of Victoria's Languages and Culture back into the modern Aboriginal/Australian family/community.
Views: 536 Knowledge Melbourne
FMG Great Native Title Swindle Part 1
 
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"The Yindjibarndi mob want to make friends not enemies. We believe there has been enough violence and we strive for powerful, peaceful campaigns.
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Yindjibarndi community fights Pilbara mine
 
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The Yindjibarndi Aboriginal Corporation is calling on the Federal Government to stop Fortescue Metals from mining iron ore on sacred land in WA's north.
Views: 1391 ABC News (Australia)
Quandamooka's native title "under threat"
 
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The traditional owners of Stradbroke Island off Brisbane head to the High Court tomorrow to stop sand mining on the island. The Quandamooka say their hard fought native title is under threat.
Views: 227 NITV News
SBS News - Native Title battle ruling
 
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The first native title determination in south-east Queensland has been handed down on North Stradbroke Island. Watch World News Australia 6.30pm nightly and 9.30pm Mon-Fri on SBS ONE.
Views: 1567 WorldNewsAustralia
Traditional owners win 16-year battle
 
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The Federal Court has granted the Quandamooka people native title rights to 90 per cent of North Stradbroke Island off Brisbane's coast.
The Remains of a Western Australian Noongar Aboriginal Humpy House
 
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One of Billy's Archived Found Videos! Western Australian Noongar Aboriginal Humpy (Remains of) Pre 1980 Found Ancient Stone Tools of the Western Australian Noongar Aboriginal People https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bHSxTY5Gpbs
Social Justice and Native Title launch highlights
 
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Highlights from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Social Justice Commissioner Mick Gooda's launch of the 2010 Social Justice and Native Title launch. A news story on the launch is at: http://www.humanrights.gov.au/about/media/news/2011/10_11.html The reports emphasise that building positive relationships based on trust and mutual respect between Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and the broader Australian community is critical to overcoming Indigenous disadvantage.
Premier's Speech about Resolution of Noongar Native Title
 
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A speech by the Premier of WA, Colin Barnett, delivered at the Noongar Congress 8 February 2012 relating to the negotiations with SWALSC aimed at resolving the Noongar native title claims over Perth and the south west of WA.
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Midnight Oil - Beds Are Burning
 
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Midnight Oil's official music video for 'Beds Are Burning'. Click to listen to Midnight Oil on Spotify: http://smarturl.it/MidnightOilSpotify... As featured on Diesel And Dust. Click to buy the track or album via iTunes: http://smarturl.it/MidnightOilDADiTun... Google Play: http://smarturl.it/MidnightOilGPlay?I... Stream more music from Midnight Oil here: http://smarturl.it/MidOilMulti?IQid=M... More from Midnight Oil Blue Sky Mine: https://youtu.be/Ofrqm6-LCqs The Dead Heart: https://youtu.be/16bFBzx7I_0 Forgotten Years: https://youtu.be/X9eap_cKLP4 More great 80's videos here: http://smarturl.it/Ultimate80?IQid=Mi... Follow Midnight Oil Website: http://www.midnightoil.com Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/midnightoilof... Subscribe to Midnight Oil on YouTube: http://smarturl.it/MidnightOilSubscri... --------- Lyrics: The time has come To say fair's fair To pay the rent To pay our share The time has come A fact's a fact It belongs to them Let's give it back How can we dance When our earth is turning How do we sleep While our beds are burning" #MidnightOil #BedsAreBurning #Vevo #ClassicRock #VevoOfficial
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Uranium Free WA
 
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The uranium free WA campaign has ramped up in recent years after the Barnett Government lifted the ban on uranium mining. This has resulted in over 40 companies exploring for uranium in WA and over 250 drilling programs for uranium. Now there are five active proposals to mine... this video shows some of the things we've been doing to stop uranium mining. As of end of 2013 there is still no uranium mine in WA.
Rio to spend $US3b on WA iron ore expansion
 
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Rio Tinto will invest more than $US3 billion to expand its iron ore infrastructure in Western Australia.
Destination WA - Edge of the Desert   Gateway to the Canning Stock Route and Gunbarrel Highway
 
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Chrissy continues her journey, reaching a place 947kms from Perth. Known as our golden outback’s last frontier, Wiluna is the final resting place of Australia’s last nomads.
Views: 1029 Destination WA
In memory of Mathew Sampi
 
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Clive Palmer, Mineralogy and the Kuruma Marthudunera people of the Pilbara By Hedley Thomas and Paige Taylor, from The Australian, May 1, 2014, page 1 (abbreviated) Mathew Sampi, said yesterday he had no confidence in Mr Palmer as the tycoon had broken past pledges to spend money on indigenous health. “We don’t believe anything he says now,’’ said Mr Sampi, who represents the Kuruma Marthudunera people and grew up fishing and hunting in the Cape Preston area in the Pilbara, near an iron ore project built by Chinese company CITIC Pacific. “He can suck a lot of Aboriginal people in and some of them really don’t know what they have been talked into. He seemed real good in the beginning, saying he was going to help the Aboriginal people in the area. They destroyed a lot of things, they disturbed special places where there used to be ancient tools.” Findings by magistrates include that Mr Palmer’s company and staff exhibited “a sense of absolute entitlement in relation to mining endeavours” and “adopted an unduly confrontational approach” with indigenous owners. Mr Sampi said yesterday that Mr Palmer told Aboriginal leaders he would establish health services in townships outside the big regional centre of Karratha, particularly in Roebourne where most of the town’s 1000 residents are indigenous. “He’s promised big, lots of money down here for medical reasons and medical stuff, and he’s given nobody nothing.,” he said. “I (first) met Palmer when I was a kid on property he is now leasing. We’ve had a lot of trouble with him. We got suspicious when he stopped talking about it anymore. And then he went back to his place over there in Queensland ...” Mr Sampi, in Perth with his family yesterday for chemotherapy, said it was important to stand up for his land and he believed there were lessons for other Aborigines in his experience. According to one of the findings in 2012, Mineralogy’s approach and past conduct “gives rise to serious and genuine concerns about heritage protection” or legal compliance. In an earlier Native Title Tribunal case, Mineralogy was found to have given a “take it or leave it” ultimatum to indigenous owners of the land the company wanted to mine. Tribunal deputy president John Sosso found that Mineralogy had not acted prudently, reasonably or responsibly in its dealings with Aborigines. In a case involving the Kuruma Marthudundera group, elders Neil Ricky Finlay and Mr Sampi told the court of bad experiences with the company in the Pilbara region, which includes sacred burial grounds near the Cane River and the town of Karratha. The Mining Court’s magistrate, Elaine Campione, described the two elders as “respected, senior and knowledgeable men” and she accepted their evidence. Ms Campione said none of the evidence presented by Mr Finlay and Mr Sampi “was contested by (Mineralogy)”. She said she shared the view of Mr Sampi and Mr Finlay that Mineralogy had a “particularly poor approach to cultural and heritage matters, including a complete lack of consultation”. Mathew Sampi was filmed at Cane River on Peedamulla Station out from Onslow WA in January 2004. A true land rights fighter. RIP.
Views: 1481 kulaluk1971
Living Black S17 Ep7 preview
 
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The small desert town of Wiluna in the mid west region of Western Australia could soon see some controversial changes. Approval has been given for the state's first uranium mine to be constructed near the township. Join us this Sunday to hear their concerns about what uranium could mean for them. Also this week: the the Djungan people of Far North Queensland rejoice in their Native Title settlement, and the ancient art of storytelling goes digital, with West Australian teens creating the first Aboriginal interactive comic. Sundays at 4:30pm on SBS ONE. http://www.sbs.com.au/shows/livingblack
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David Stock Yandicoogie Nyiyaparli elder
 
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Clips of an interview with Pilbara elder and Port Hedland identity David Stock taken from a Louis Warren BHP film. David's mother came from the Mount Newman area and his father is from country around Yandicoogina Creek, now the site of huge iron ore mines in the Pilbara region of Western Australia. David was a stockman on many stations, including Roy Hill and Marillana. He lives in South Hedland.
Views: 1514 kulaluk1971
Torres Strait Islander Railway Builders - Leaving Island Homes
 
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The bright tropical colours of the coastline of Darnley Island, Torres Strait. Island men bid their families and community farewell. Voice-over narration tells of the choice to go to Western Australia to provide for their families. Historical footage of railway lines in the desert. The colours are now sepia and hot, quite a contrast to the bright colours of the Torres Strait. Titles come up that say The Pilbara Region, North Western Australia. Large earth moving machinery carves up the land. Titles state, In the 1960s, Western Australias growing mining industry needed thousands of kilometres of railway built to transport ore and minerals from remote mines in the desert to port towns on the coast. Already regarded as amongst the best and hardest working fettlers, hundreds of Torres Strait men left their homes to build these railways. Their work and skill led them to break a world record in tracklaying. It has never been beaten since. When the work was over, many returned to the Islands. A handful chose to stay.
Views: 14883 Charles Sagigi
Politics Of Sameness: Native Title & Genocide
 
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Magali McDuffie, Filmmaker provides an account of the core issues that she believes underpin the recent [ REDACTED ] and unethical removal of people from the Aboriginal [ REDACTED ] Community, Western Australia - Following legal counsel the redacted version of this film can now be viewed at the following location - https://youtu.be/ccPe-iq_glY
Views: 189 Ngikalikarra Media
Adds footage of Australian national park to protests in London against mining there
 
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London - 12 April 2001 1. Wide-shot of the Jabiluka/Friends of the Earth protesters 2. Various shots of the Jabiluka/Friends of the Earth protesters 3. Various of shareholders arriving for Rio Tinto AGM (Annual General Meeting) 4. Protester handing out leaflet to shareholder 5. Close-up of protester leaflet 6. Shareholders walking past the protesters 7. SOUNDBITE: (English) Jacqui Katona, Spokesperson for the Mirrar Aboriginal people "Rio Tinto cannot lie about this development, they cannot deny that there has been no benefit to Aboriginal people as a result of Uranium mining in Kakadu and we believe that they should back off and fulfill there so called corporate responsibility that they are so busy promoting around the world" 8. Shareholder accepting leaflet from protester 9. SOUNDBITE: (English) Jacqui Katona, Spokesperson for the Mirrar Aboriginal people "We will be mounting a forceful campaign which will expose not only the Human rights abuses taking place in Kakadu National Park but we join many thousands of people around the world who suffer indignities at the hands of mining companies like Rio who splash money around to cover up there horrible activities." 10. Wide-shot of the conference centre 11. Various of shareholders arriving 12. SOUNDBITE: (English) Matt Phillips, Friends of the Earth spokesperson "This is about people and its about the environment and what it is also about is big corporations putting their interests before ordinary people and the planet" 13. SOUNDBITE: (English) Andrew Vickerman, Rio Tinto "If the traditional owners don't want the project to go ahead, if they don't give there consent then the project won't go ahead" 14. Wide-shot of Andrew Vickerman 15. SOUNDBITE: (English) Andrew Vickerman, Rio Tinto "Well clearly I am not going to comment on whether we are or are not going to sell assets. When we acquired North we did a full revue of all the assets that company held. Some were considered non core but we are constantly reviewing our whole portfolio, but I am not going to comment on whether something is up for sale or not." 16. Jacqui Katona entering the building Kakadu National Park, Northern Territory, Australia - FILE 17. Various shots of the Jabiluka site, with sacred cliffs 18. Various aerial shots the Ranger Uranium mine, 20 km from Jabiluka STORYLINE: Environmental protestors have been demonstrating outside the Annual General Meeting of Rio Tinto, the company which plans to mine uranium from a site inside one of Australia's most prized national parks for power stations across Europe. Friends of the Earth campaigners and aboriginal rights campaigners led the protest outside the meeting in London on Thursday. The campaigners were there to raise concerns about plans for a gigantic uranium mine on Aboriginal land at Jabiluka in the Kakadu National Park, Australia. Jabiluka is in the Alligator rivers region of the Northern Territory, about 30 km east of Darwin. The mine site is surrounded by the Kakadu National Park, which is world heritage listed and is on land has been traditionally owned by the Mirrar Aboriginal people. The Aboriginal Mirrar people regard Jabiluka as their ancestral home and a sacred site. The Mirrar have led opposition to the development of Jabiluka, which has resulted in major protests all over Australia and over 500 arrests They point to the damage done by the Ranger mine, which they say has left 20 million tonnes of tailings (a radioactive mining by product) in spoil heaps around its operations. Rio Tinto inherited the Jabiluka development following their takeover of Australian mining company North Limited last year. Likely buyers would include French nuclear utility Cogema. You can license this story through AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/metadata/youtube/c7afd4546a87258f35d0d8e6405be77b Find out more about AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/HowWeWork
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What happened to Land Rights?
 
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In 1986 Australian Labor Prime Minister Bob Hawke, in a secret cabal with notorious WA Premier Brian Burke and powerful vested interests from the WA mining and pastoral industries sold out Aboriginal people on Land Rights. Paul Coe sums it up.
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ABN Newswire Australian Market Report of September 2, 2010: Tanami Gold High Grade Results
 
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Tanami Gold NL (ASX:TAM) reported further high grade results from its Central Tanami Project, strong intersections at Central Tanami Project have come just a week after high grade results from Western Tanami Project. Tanami has taken a major step towards recommencing operations at its Central Tanami Project in the Northern Territory, with a host of high-grade drilling results from the Southern and Miracle deposits. The Southern and Miracle drill results confirm the Company's confidence in the Central Tanami Project area and reinforce the expectation that for many of the target areas, especially around the 43 existing open pits, the structures and mineralisation persist along strike and at depth. Perth based base metals explorer Empire Resources Limited (ASX:ERL) (PINK:ERSO) has entered into an option agreement to purchase an interest in three granted exploration licences and two granted prospecting licences held by La Mancha Resources Australia surrounding the Company's advanced Yuinmery copper - gold resource project in Western Australia. The five tenements are the subject of a joint venture between La Mancha Resources Australia and Giralia Resources Limited (ASX:GIR) in which La Mancha currently holds an interest of approximately 75.82%. Under the terms of the option agreement, Empire must spend a minimum of A$150,000 per annum for up to three years while retaining an option to purchase La Mancha's interest for a cash consideration of A$750,000. The signing yesterday in Port Augusta of a Native Title Mining Agreement has opened the way for the development of IronClad Mining Limited's (ASX:IFE) Wilcherry Hill iron ore project on Eyre Peninsula, South Australia. The Native Title Mining Agreement provides a range of measures and opportunities that will flow from the development of a mining operation at Wilcherry Hill in a manner sensitive to Aboriginal cultural and heritage issues. Development of the Wilcherry Hill iron ore project, 120 kilometres west of Whyalla, is scheduled to begin production with Stage 1 commencing next year. It will be one of the first iron ore export operations in the world to ship high quality, high grade crystalline magnetite as Direct Shipping Ore (DSO). HealthLinx Limited (ASX:HTX) has finalised research agreements with its collaborators in South Korea to begin the 220 patient study required for South Korea Food and Drug Administration (KFDA) approval for the distribution of OvPlex(TM). The trial will be conducted by Principal Investigator Professor Byoung-Gie Kim of Samsung Medical Center and Sungkyunkwan (SKK) University School of Medicine. Professor Kim assisted HealthLinx in securing further key institutions to participate in the trial including the highly reputable Asan Medical Centre and Seoul National University Hospital. Collectively the three hospitals have over 12,000 beds and support the three leading gynaecological cancer research centres in the country.
Views: 285 ABN Newswire
Adani coal mine : traditional owners prepare new legal challenge
 
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Central Queensland traditional owners fighting the $16 billion dollar Carmichael Coal Mine in the Galillee Basin today started serving notices to stakeholders in Brisbane as they prepare to head to the Federal Court. Today Wangan and Jagilingou TOs served papers on Indian coal miner Adani and the National Native Title Tribunal and will also add the State and Federal Governments. They say they are prepared to go all the way to the High Court to block the mine. The traditional owners are about to embark on a three-week world trip to target bankers financing the mine.
Views: 184 NITV News
Wayne Bergmann KRED 7 30 WA 19 June 2013
 
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WA Bypasses Native Title in a Cosy deal with Buru-Mitsubishi (3 min 9 sec) Original story by Peter Deane This is a story that slipped under the radar, but got coverage on Friday on the ABC's 7:30 WA programme (21 June 2013), and we present an extract from the show here. The story broke in November last year as the new 25+25 land tenure agreements slipped through the WA parliament. The Canning Basin is reported to have unconventional gas reserves of 229,000,000,000 cubic feet. The size of this reserve is more than one and a half times WA's currently identified offshore reserves. The permits apply to Buru's prospecting areas in Valhalla, Yullero and Ungani. In order to facilitate the Buru-Mitsubishi joint venture (JV), the WA government has given the JV a real leg-up by creating a new land tenure system with a 25 year licence and option for another 25 year renewal. The unusual thing about this system is that it has by-passed Native Title rights completely. Normally a fundamental basis for Native Title land tenure is that the original inhabitants are consulted all the way along the development. The WA move eliminates the need to consult with traditional owners at all, at great convenience for the mining companies. This is the first time the domestic gas reservation policy has been used for an onshore project, which will include building a $500m 600-kilometre pipeline from the Kimberley to the Pilbara. WA Premier Colin Barnett said that the state needed to ensure its natural gas resources were prioritised for use in the state. The new 25+25 leases allow the mining company and the government to deal directly with each other, with no input from any other interested parties, such as the residents or those concerned about Native Title. This comes after the incident in October 2012 when Buru Energy was forced to stop work at its Ungani oil project after traditional owners said Buru had destroyed an Aboriginal archaeological site about 100 kilometres east of Broome. Mike Bergmann of KRED Enterprises represents the group making the challenge to the legislation in the WA courts. His feeling is that the WA government has gone a bridge too far, and by failing to allow for the Mabo precedent, the law is unconstitutional. He explains the situation in this video References: http://finance.ninemsn.com.au/newsbusiness/aap/8560643/buru-mitsubishi-strike-kimberley-gas-deal http://www.rigzone.com/news/article.asp?a_id=121907 http://www.theaustralian.com.au/business/mining-energy/buru-on-a-roll-with-pipeline-deal/story-e6frg9df-1226512575712
Views: 149 Peter Deane
WA’S CHANGES TO ABORIGINAL HERITAGE LAW REJECTED AT PILBARA BUSH MEETINGS
 
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A large contingent of concerned traditional owners has gathered at the Yule River in WA's Pilbara region to voice concerns over the proposed amendments to the Aboriginal Heritage Act . The major issue for many was the amount of power the new amendments will grant the Department Aboriginal Affairs. Fearing Sacred Sites and Heritage will be lost with the approval of mining leases and development .
Views: 911 NITV News
Weeli Wolli Creek Australia
 
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Culture and environment flushed away by the resource boom. More empty promises by mining heavyweights. The Governments turn a blind eye. Who is left to clean up? A beautiful natural, sacred spring has become a flooded torrent due to dewatering at Rio Tinto's Hope Downs mine. At peak dewatering, up to 40 GL per year will be sucked from the aquifer, drying up the spring and flooding Weeli Wolli creek - resulting in possibly irreparable ecological and cultural damage. Contact Conservation Council WA for more information. www.conservationwa.asn.au
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Footprints: Walk Away From Uranium Mining Australia
 
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"Walk Away From Uranium Mining- Towards Aboriginal Sovereignty" There are currently a group of people walking from Wiluna to Perth via Kalgoorlie. Traditional Owners including special guests from France, the US and New Zealand. Live Coverage - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rt8-ZVNHQRQ Glen Cook a Traditional Owner living in Wiluna and speaking up about uranium mining in WA http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U5JIi61kFQk Walk Away from Uranium Mining Speech by Senator Scott Ludlum http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jBWi6oain5Q Daytime Camp Image Journal [Fabulous!]. http://www.flickr.com/photos/footprintsforpeace/ Information about the Walk Away from Uranium Campaign 2011 in Western Australia http://footprints.footprintsforpeace.net/nffcampaign/NFF2011.htm Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/FootPrints-for-Peace/113524090317?ref=ts&sk=wall Footprints for Peace is calling on activists and organizations from Australia and around the world to join with them in Wiluna, Western Australia this September - October for a 10 week walk to Perth to tell the public, the government and industries to walk away from uranium mining as it is an expensive toxic industry which produces radioactive waste and weapons usable material. http://www.foe.org.au/anti-nuclear/media/news-items/2011/footprints-for-peace-walk-wa-august-2011
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Picture of wiluna west Australia
 
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Matching Jupiter
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Jimblebar Mine(6)
 
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Ms Joanne Farrell, Rio Tinto
 
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Ms Joanne Farrell, Group Executive Health, Safety and Environment and Managing Director, Rio Tinto discusses the changing relationship with traditional owners in WA.
SBS News -Native title handover
 
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The fourth native title decision in Victoria's history was handed down at a special sitting of the Federal Court.
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FMG Great Native Title Swindle Part 2
 
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Caught in the act - this is a record of a supposed 'native title' meeting staged by the iron ore miner, Fortescue Metals Group (FMG). It shows how FMG, its agents, a lawyer and an opportunist splinter faction tried to destroy the unity of the Yindjibarndi people and give open slather to FMG for its Solomon Hub project. The video demonstrates the unscrupulous actions of a miner trying to bully traditional owners into a land use 'Agreement' that will see massive disturbance of country and will swindle several generations of Yindjibarndi people.
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