Legal action threats over Carmichael mine
TRADITIONAL owners against Adani's Carmichael mine have threatened legal action unless the mining giant withdraws a land use agreement.
The move comes after a landmark federal court case in Western Australia.
The bid to register an Indigenous Land Use Agreement with the Wangan and Jagalingou people was expected to be decided on Friday by the national Native Title Tribunal.
However, according to a statement, lawyers for five W&J representatives who opposed the deal wrote to Adani demanding it withdraw its application by February 14.
W&J Traditional Owner and Council spokesperson Adrian Burragubba said they would not "surrender our ancestral homelands for Adani's mine of mass destruction”.
"We will defeat this company's attempts to divide and conquer us and continue our legal battles to remove the leases issued by the Queensland Government,” he said.
Hundreds of jobs are expected to be generated through the controversial project, and this is the latest of many issues it has faced.