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Mining deal bombshell - Exclusive

YACBy National Indigenous Times west Australian reporter Gerry Georgatos

A lawyer who spent more than a year representing the interests of the Wirlu-murra Yindjibarndi Aboriginal Corporation has claimed the organisation was a "quickly formed front" to enable the Fortescue Metals Group to circumvent negotiations with the Yindjibarndi Aboriginal Corporation to secure mining rights on Yindjibarndi lands in the Pilbara worth...

 

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Last Updated on Wednesday, 07 November 2012 14:24

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Bergmann brings mining project to a halt over claims sacred site damaged

wayne bergmannMining company, Buru Energy has stopped work at its Ungani oil project in Western Australia after Traditional Owners claimed it had destroyed a significant Aboriginal archaeological site.

KRED Enterprises last Friday said Nyikina Mangala Traditional Owners had demanded the Perth-based company cease operations at the project, about 100km east of Broome in Western Australia's Kimberley region, where...

 

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Last Updated on Sunday, 04 November 2012 16:55

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