#indigenous #australia #auspol Fwd: EMERGENCY DECLARATION to stop FMG sites destruction


MEDIA ADVISORY
YINDJIBARNDI ABORIGINAL CORPORATION

EMERGENCY DECLARATION to stop FMG sites destruction

ABORIGINAL HERITAGE CRISIS IN WA DEEPENS
– YINDJIBARNDI PLEA FOR FEDERAL INTERVENTION
– FORTESCUE METALS THREATENS TO SUE STATE

MEDIA CONFERENCE
Wednesday 23 November 11.30AM

SENATE COURTYARD
Parliament House, Canberra

MICHAEL WOODLEY CEO YINDJIBARNDI ABORIGINAL CORPORATION

Michael Woodley, CEO of the Yindjibarndi Aboriginal Corporation, and senior Yindjibarndi elders are in Canberra this morning meeting the Hon. Tony Burke (Minister for Sustainability, Environment, Water, Population and Communities).

Mr Woodley will put the Yindjibarndi case for EMERGENCY DECLARATION to stop Fortescue Metals Group (FMG) desecrating and destroying the highly significant heritage and religious sites of his people at FMG’s Solomon Project in the Pilbara (under sections 9, 10 and 12 of the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Heritage Protection Act 1984).

Michael will hold a media conference to:
– discuss the outcome of his meeting with the Hon. Minister Burke
– pinpoint key aspects of the Yindjibarndi application for EMERGENCY DECLARATION
– highlight the most appalling aspects of FMG abuses of heritage and due process
– provide new information exposing FMG’s legal threats against the Western Australian Department of Indigenous Affairs
– describe the Yindjibarndi initiative for immediate, rigorous and independent heritage assessment of FMG tenements with Australia-wide support of heritage professionals

For further information
CONTACT
Michael Woodley – CEO YAC – 0419 097 130 mwoodley
Phil Davies – Anthropologis/Public Officer – 0429 110 451 pdavies

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