When native title fails: First Nations people are turning to human rights law to keep access to cultural sites

Wed, 3 Nov 2021 05:21:10 +1100

Andrew Pam <xanni [at] glasswings.com.au>

Andrew Pam

"In a shift from their usual conduct, Queensland police have recognised the
cultural rights of Wangan and Jagalingou cultural custodians to conduct
ceremony under provisions of the 2019 Queensland Human Rights Act.

Because of this act, the police were able to refuse to action a complaint from
Adani to remove Wangan and Jagalingou cultural custodians camping on their
ancestral lands adjacent to the Adani coal pit.

The police also issued a “statement of regret” for removing the group several
months earlier.

The ceremonial grounds are on highly contested land that has been granted to
Adani’s Carmichael coal mine by the state government."

       *** Xanni ***
mailto:xanni@xanadu.net               Andrew Pam
http://xanadu.com.au/                 Chief Scientist, Xanadu
https://glasswings.com.au/            Partner, Glass Wings
https://sericyb.com.au/               Manager, Serious Cybernetics

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