Wangan and Jagalingou launch legal action over Adani Mine
WANGAN and Jagalingou (W & J) representatives, the traditional owners of Queensland's Galilee Basin, have announced they will launch legal action over the Adani Carmichael Mine leases.
W & J this morning announced they are filing an interlocutory application in the Federal Court of Australia seeking to deal with the April 3 decision by Queensland Mines Minister Anthony Lynham, made with the imprimatur of Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk, to issue mining leases to Adani for its Carmichael coal mine.
W & J will claim the leases were not properly issued.
They will also release a letter from October 15 in which Minister Lynham said he 'does not intend to issue' mining leases for Carmichael until after the resolution of the current Federal Court Judicial Review challenging the mine. This challenge is still awaiting a judgement.
W & J will also confirm a recent meeting of the W & J claim group on March 19, rejected a Land Use Agreement with Adani for Carmichael mine for the third time and rejected any further dealings with Adani.
W & J will also announce they have filed a complaint under the Racial Discrimination Act with the Human Rights Commission on the systemic discrimination in the administration of the Native Title system in Australia, a forerunner of further Federal Court action.
W & J will hold a press conference about the legal action at the QLD Government Executive Building in Brisbane this morning.