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5.1.17

Three reasons to STOP Adani: Sovereignty, the Great Barrier Reef and our planet | www.socialism.com: Murrawah Johnson is the youth leader of the Wangan and Jagalingou Traditional Owners Council and her uncle, Adrian Burragubba, is the senior spokesperson leading these court cases. On behalf of other traditional owners, the pair have said they are prepared to fight all the way to the High Court. Johnson and Burragubba have travelled the world to build the mass opposition needed to stop the mine.

The Indigenous campaigners face many legal obstacles. The Traditional Owners Council’s response to the mine is an emphatic “No.” But big capital’s path is cleared by both federal and Queensland governments. In October, the state government invoked special powers to declare the mine as “critical infrastructure,” fast-tracking it so that construction can begin in 2017.


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