Turnbull discusses changes to Native Title Act with Indian mining boss
PRIME Minister Malcolm Turnbull has met with the chairman of mining giant Adani, Gautam Adani, in India, reportedly promising him that the issue of native title in Australia will soon be settled. Adani’s proposed Carmichael coal mine in Queensland has been affected by a Federal Court decision that ruled all native title applicants must sign off on an Indigenous Land Use Agreement. Youth spokesperson for the Wangan & Jagalingou Traditional Owners Council Murrawah Johnson said “The Prime Minister has promised a foreign billionaire and head of a shady industrial conglomerate that he will fix his ‘native title problem’ by changing the law in Australia. We have always maintained that the Government’s rushed changes to the Native Title Act were ‘Adani amendments’.” Amendments to the Native Title Act were withdrawn from the Senate last week after Labor withdrew its support.