State upper house members visited far west this week as part of inquiry into proposed water projects. Members hear communities concerns about water infrastructure projects at Broken Hill hearing.
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Traditional owners go mining, bypass iron ore giants
Fed up with mining companies that don’t adequately care for their country and cultural heritage, the traditional owners of Australia’s busiest iron ore mining district are taking matters, and drill rigs, into their own hands.
Indigenous elders bring Crescent Head roadworks to a halt to protect cultural sites at Point Plomer Road
Work sealing a dirt road on the New South Wales Mid North Coast has been temporarily suspended after traditional owners of the land sought an injunction under the Heritage Protection Act.
The Dunghutti people have been fighting against the tarring of Point Plomer Road, south of Crescent Head, for more than two years.
Questions raised over bid to extract 40,000 megalitres of water a year from arid Central Australia
An application to use 40,000 megalitres of water a year for a major fruit and vegetable project in Central Australia should be rejected, according to a water expert and a key Indigenous group.
Reforms will support a practical and stable native title system
Passage of the Native Title Legislation Amendment Act 2020 today completes a comprehensive three-year process to support a practical, equitable and stable native title system.
Kimberley land transfer creates new reserve for traditional owners
Lands and Aboriginal Affairs Minister Ben Wyatt has approved the transfer of 107 hectares of land in Kununurra, subject to the negotiation of an Indigenous Land Use Agreement, to support new social and economic opportunities for the Miriuwung Gajerrong people.
US-owned resource company goes for green light to frack Australia’s north-west
Bennett Resources, owned by Texan company Black Mountain, wants its Valhalla gas prospect in the Kimberley to eventually supply the export market, or the energy-hungry east coast market, potentially via the $5 billion east-west pipeline long-mooted yet still unsupported by governments.
Djabugay people celebrate 16 years of Native Title
Inviting key commercial operators and the public to join them in celebration of their resilience and rich cultural histories, Djabugay Traditional Owners celebrated the 16th anniversary of their Native Title determination in a big way.
Iron Bridge builds on Fortescue’s support for Aboriginal businesses
Fortescue Metals Group (Fortescue) continues its longstanding commitment to Aboriginal procurement and delivery of benefits for its Native Title partners, with over A$13 million awarded in new contracts as part of the Company’s Iron Bridge Magnetite Project.
Wake up and smell the smoke
Across Western Australia, Indigenous fire management practices and cultural burning principles are becoming more widely recognised and included in fire management regimes. In the state’s southeast, the Esperance Tjaltjraak Native Title Aboriginal Corporation is working with stakeholders to bring cultural burning principles to the forefront of bushfire management.