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Indigenous people no longer have the legal right to say no to the Adani mine - here’s what it means for equality

Aboriginal Australians legal status and laws Native Title Land use Coal Queensland
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Last week, the Queensland government extinguished native title over tracts of land in the Galilee Basin so the Adani coal mine could proceed.

This gives Adani freehold title to the land, and means the Wangan and Jagalingou native title holders’ objections no longer have the same legal significance.

But they do have moral significance, and this decision has implications for Australia’s international reputation.

Read the full article on The Conversation.

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Publication Year:
2019