#Indigenous # mining – Greens welcome High Court investigations into Yindjibarndi and #FMG controversy


Robin Chapple MLC

Member for the Mining and Pastoral Region

MEDIA RELEASE

Greens welcome High Court investigations into Yindjibarndi and FMG controversy

23rd January 2012

Greens member for the Mining and Pastoral region Robin Chapple MLC has welcomed the news that officers from the High Court are conducting an investigation into allegations of improprieties regarding a Former State Manager of the National Native Title Tribunal.

“I was shocked when last November I saw a 7.30 Report story that alleged conflicts of interest by both the former NNTT State Manager and her partner, a former Fortescue Metals Group employee, in respect of their involvement with FMG’s bid to mine in Yindjibarndi country.

“What I saw in that story, especially in the footage of the meeting between FMG, Yindjibarndi and Wirlu-murra held in March 2012 set my mind whirring with questions, none of which have been answered to date.

“It is to the benefit of everybody that we get to get to the bottom of this matter as soon as possible.

“I congratulate the NNTT President Graeme Neate for launching the inquiry’” Mr Chapple said.

For more information please contact Robin Chapple on 9486 8255

All the best

Robin Chapple MLC

Member for the Mining and Pastoral Region

PO Box 94, West Perth WA 6872

41 Havelock Street, West Perth. WA 6005

Phone: Robin.Chapple | Freecall: 1800 138 610 | WEB: http://robinchapple.com/

Our office provides a facility for members of the public to ask their own Parliamentary Questions through my website at http://www.robinchapple.com/ask-question. Questions on Notice are preferred, instructions and templates are provided.

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