In June 2018 a federal court found that Adani has been negotiating with the wrong traditional owner group and that the Juru people not The Kyburra Munda Yalga Aboriginal Corporation are the correct group that Adani should be negotiating with about cultural heritage at Abbott point where the company has its coal loading port.
Regardless of this Adani has not allowed the Juru Traditional owners to see the cultural heritage protection work that Kyburra did, nor will Adani grant the Juru access to their rock art, burial grounds, fish traps, ochre grounds and sacred sites to see if they are in fact protected.
Court documents show the Kyburra Munda Yalga Aboriginal Corporation hid payments by Adani and payed its own directors up to $1,000 a day cash for cultural heritage assessments that are now invalidated.
Now the Juru have made a legal request for an order that will make Adani stop work.
We hear from Juru Elder Aunty Carol about her disappointing experiences attempting to negotiate with Adani and investigative journalist Ben Smee as he gives the recent background to several Guardian articles he wrote about Adani and its indigenous land use agreements
Hear also direct from the frontline at the gates of the Abbott point terminal in QLD, near Bowen, where dozens of activists pledged to campain to Stop Adani, where Aunty Carol tried to deliver the pledges to Adani but was turned away, where a year later a hundred people sat blocking the road and near where Juliet and Cassie locked onto a rail line to stop the coal trains.
Click here to see: Map of indigenous nations
See these articles in The Guardian-Australia:
Phil Evans, Bec Horridge, Eiddwen Jeffery, Judith Peppard & Jacob Gamble