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Federal Court win by the Yindjibarndi means Fortescue must negotiate with them

bruce woodleyGerry Georgatos

On Tuesday February 12, the Yindjibarndi Aboriginal Corporation (YAC) won a huge outcome in the Federal Court with Justice Kerracher stating that only the YAC are authorised to negotiate with mining companies over certain Yindjibarndi Country. The claim area includes the vacant Crown land where Fortescue Metals Group is developing the Firetail mine site. This is a massive blow to...

 

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Last Updated on Friday, 15 February 2013 12:26

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Union flag burned

union jack_excisionA flag was burned on the forecourt of Parliament House in Canberra, last week but unlike previous immolations, this time the message was very specific and very clear.

First Nations people protesting the passing of the Act of Recognition legislation through the House of Representatives, ripped the Union Jack from the top right corner of the Australian flag with their bare hands and set it...

 

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