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Wajarri Yamatji Native Title Determination
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: 654 Yamatji Marlpa
Native Title Rights and Extinguishment
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: 631 Gilbert + Tobin
Rio Tinto signs $2 billion Native Title Deal
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.
The Ngarla people of WA win battle for native title
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
Protecting Indigenous Cultural Heritage in Weld Ranges Mine Site
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: 1690 Jen Hanrahan
Native Title Act purpose-built for Australia
Allens Special Counsel Robyn Glindemann discusses the key developments in native title law since the Mabo decision 20 years ago.
Views: 3049 Allens law firm
Court recognises native title claim over Twiggy's FMG mine (ABC News)
The Federal Court has recognised an exclusive native title claim over land on which Fortescue Metals Group's $280 billion Solomon mine sits in WA's ore-rich Pilbara region. MORE: http://www.abc.net.au/news/2017-07-20/fmg-yindjibarndi-native-title-determination-twiggy-forrest/8727140
Views: 78 Sovereign Union
Wiluna Native Title Determination, July 2013.
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
Views: 1288 centraldesert
Iron Ore - 290 Mt/a infrastructure overview
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.
Views: 27387 Rio Tinto
Premier's Speech about Resolution of Noongar Native Title
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.
Views: 826 SWALSC
Quandamooka's native title "under threat"
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
Melbourne Conversations: Talk Blak 08 - Land Rights! When do we want it? Now!
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
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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What happened to Land Rights?
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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'Iron and dust': Mining talks split Indigenous community
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: 504 Bruce Skewes
SBS News -Native title handover
The fourth native title decision in Victoria's history was handed down at a special sitting of the Federal Court.
Views: 142 WorldNewsAustralia
Australia aboriginals demand mining royalties
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: 2671 Al Jazeera English
Yindjibarndi Native Title Judgement day finally arrives!
In 2003 the Yindjibarndi elders launched a native title claim for land around the Hamersley Rangers in the Pilbara. It has been an ongoing battle and tomorrow the Federal Court will make a decision about whether the Yindjibarndi people will receive exclusive native title rights on their land. Yindjibarndi CEO Michael Woodley spoke with Ngaarda Media, expressing his anticipation of the results on tomorrow's verdict.
Views: 527 Ngaarda Media
AUS-COM Indigenous Training Services
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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GETS Native Title
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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Traditional owners sign NT mine deal
Aboriginal elders have endorsed an iron ore mining plan for the Roper Bar project, about 600 kilometres south-east of Darwin.
Laverton, Western Australia
Views: 2640 DotInfoWA
Aboriginal Employment in Mining
Aboriginal Employment in Mining - produced as a training and educational film for Aboriginal people and the Australian Mining Industry - real people in real environments, achieving their goals and making real change in their lives - it's a win win situation. Produced by Multi-Award winning Australian content creators MAV Media Pty Ltd (www.mavmedia.com.au). Co-Producers: Andrea Broadfoot (SA Works), Peter Mitchell (Whyalla & EP Regional Development) and Kim Mavromatis (MAV Media), Director / Cinematographer: Kim Mavromatis. Email: Kim Mavromatis at [email protected] Proudly funded by: South Australia Works / Whyalla and Eyre Peninsula Regional Development Australia / South Australian Dept of Further Education, Employment , Science and Technology / and Australian Government Dept of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations.
Views: 4020 mavmedia
Rio to spend $US3b on WA iron ore expansion
Rio Tinto will invest more than $US3 billion to expand its iron ore infrastructure in Western Australia.
FMG Great Native Title Swindle Part 1
"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 celebrate their native title win
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: 557 Ngaarda Media
FMG Great Native Title Swindle Part 2
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: 1832 socialeyesit
Protesters angered by land rights deal
A group of people confronted WA Premier Colin Barnett in protest of a planned $1 billion native title deal for Perth and the state's south-west.
Yindjibarndi community fights Pilbara mine
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: 1376 ABC News (Australia)
EGWYC Final video
The Eastern Guruma and Wirlu-Murra Yindjibarndi Joint Venture is a partnership between two Traditional Owner Groups whose lands cross at Fortescue Metals Group's Solomon Mine in the Pilbara region of Western Australia. These 2 Aboriginal businesses are working together to deliver contracts on their country, providing employment and training opportunities for Aboriginal people and building their business capabilities together. This partnership is based on an existing relationship and a shared vision for a better future for all Aboriginal people.
SBS News - Native Title battle ruling
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: 1559 WorldNewsAustralia
Aboriginal Sovereignity: Commemoration at Tent Embassy 2012
Laurie Baymarrwangga was named Australia's Senior of the Year 2012. Tent Embassy - Commemorations. The Tent Embassy 'Commemorates' something important for Indigenous People in Australia. A Smoke Ceremony round the Fire, Canberra 2012. It is a time of Indigenous remembrance. Ceremonies to celebrate work and struggles of the past and vision for the future. There are many issues colliding, Land and the economic struggle with Mining companies is among the hottest causing much economic grievance, uncertainty and fear among Indigenous Communities. While many people from the NT came to Canberra because of the NT Intervention, others from Perth, WA, Qld and SA came because of their fears about how the resources boom is playing out. Land and it's relationship to Indigenous peoples sits at the underbelly of what is percolating at ground levels in different regions of Australia. Indigenous people call for Native Title Reform tover their access to land and profits over the way are being dealt. Interviews and March - 'Discriminative practices, through Administrations and with the Australian Mining Industry continue....'ie: WA Indigenous Affairs fails to enforce Mining Industry compliance. Credits - Maryanne Mackay - Chair Deaths in Custody First Nations Member - Our Voices are being Silenced!" Gaye Harris Elder of Wiluna - "Towards Aboriginal Sovereignty" Joint Champions : Smoke Ceremony 40th Anniversary Tent Embassy Directed and Produced by Maria Altmann http://www.miacat.com/ More from the March http://youtu.be/pWXVlpjrcMw
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Wayne Bergmann KRED 7 30 WA 19 June 2013
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: 146 Peter Deane
Politics Of Sameness: Native Title & Genocide
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: 179 Ngikalikarra Media
In memory of Mathew Sampi
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: 1376 kulaluk1971
Torres Strait Islander Railway Builders - Leaving Island Homes
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: 14623 Charles Sagigi
Destination WA - Edge of the Desert   Gateway to the Canning Stock Route and Gunbarrel Highway
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: 972 Destination WA
Protest for WA ||  Corroboree Causes Traffic Congestion in the Brisbane CBD
Brisbane Mob protests against the forced closure of Aboriginal Communities. Friday 27th March 2015 No mainstream media covered this event. Please share to help us create awareness about the governments plan to forcibly remove people from their homes. Digital Dreaming Project The Brisbane mob took control of the CBD last night. Cars and buses full of commuters were forced to pay attention because we stopped traffic with a corroborree at every major intersection! Our voice is getting bigger, stronger and louder! And we have a message that can't be ignored: We continue to stand united against the forced closures of 150 remote Aboriginal communities in Western Australia. #noconsent #lifestylechoice #shutdownbrisbane #shutdownaustralia #sosblakaustralia © Copyright 2015, Farley Ward, Shutterstorm Photography for the Digital Dreaming Project. All rights reserved. www.facebook.com/DigitalDreaming Project www.digitaldreamingproject.com.au www.shutterstorm.com.au FROM THE AUSTRALIAN: http://www.theaustralian.com.au/national-affairs/indigenous/indigenous-communities-have-no-rights-to-fight-closures/story-fn9hm1pm-1227142567422 CONSTITUTIONAL law expert George Williams says indigenous people will have no rights to fight the forced closures of their remote townships if the South Australian and West Australian governments can no longer afford to maintain their upkeep. The states fear they may be forced to close up to 210 communities because they will not be able to afford municipal services if the federal government cuts $90 million in funding to Western Australia and $10m to South Australia. Professor Williams, from the University of NSW’s law school, said that, under the constitution, aboriginal people were powerless and had no rights except where native title existed. In this case, ­native title was not under threat. “The constitution was drafted to deny aboriginal people their rights and not vindicate them. It was a racist power to deny them their rights,” Professor Williams said. The Aboriginal Legal Rights Movement said it would investigate any legal avenues to prevent centres from closing. Professor Williams said, given there was no mention of aboriginal people in the constitution, he could not see what they could challenge, leaving them powerless from being moved from their lands. He said they would not be able to claim any compensation if their communities were closed down — or they could choose to live without any services. West Australian Premier Colin Barnett accepted the one-off $90m payment from the federal government to take over responsibility for municipal and essential services, but has conceded that a dearth in funding could force community closures. South Australian Aboriginal Affairs Minister Ian Hunter said that up to 4000 people would be affected across the Anangu Pitjantjatjara Yankunytjatjara Lands. “Prime Minister Abbott claims to be the prime minister for indige­nous peoples, but his government is unilaterally walking away from this responsibility and will literally be turning the lights out as they go,” Mr Hunter said. ALRM chief executive Cheryl Axleby said federal funds were being used to prop up mining ­communities yet they were being withdrawn for aboriginal lands. “We’ve got remote mining communities that are sustainable by local councils, why are we not sustainable?” she said.
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Living Black S17 Ep7 preview
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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Anne Poelina: My Story
This is the story of Dr. Anne Poelina, a Yimardoowarra, Nyikina woman from the Lower Fitzroy River, in the Kimberley Region of Western Australia. Anne has been using film as an advocacy tool in the fight against the massive push for the industrialisation of her country and the wider Kimberley region - ecocide. Listen to her inspiring words...
Views: 984 MsBoabTree
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
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Picture of wiluna west Australia
Matching Jupiter
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Palmer signs mine agreement with Indigenous groups
Mining magnate Clive Palmer has signed an agreement with central Queensland Indigenous groups over a proposed coal mine west of Rockhampton.
Footprints: Walk Away From Uranium Mining Australia
"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
Views: 1509 Maria Altmann
Uranium Free WA
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.
Queensland Graziers - Annette and Bruce Currie
The future reliability of Australian agriculture is at risk if we risk our water to coal mining. If you #LoveQld, water and our land then take action: http://www.loveqld.org.au/petition #StopAdani
Ms Joanne Farrell, Rio Tinto
Ms Joanne Farrell, Group Executive Health, Safety and Environment and Managing Director, Rio Tinto discusses the changing relationship with traditional owners in WA.
Barnett resists mining royalties deal
WA Premier Colin Barnett has rejected a move by the Federal Government to give mining companies credit for state royalties under proposed tax reform laws.
Adani coal mine : traditional owners prepare new legal challenge
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