Traditional Owners fighting Indigenous Land Use Agreement amendment

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Traditional owners are continuing to fight the proposed Adani coalmine in Queensland by opposing the changes to an amended native title law after a Federal Court decision caused doubts over Indigenous Land Use Agreements or (ILUA).

An Indigenous Land Use Agreement is a voluntary contract between native title holders and others about  land and water use.

Wangan and Jagalingou owners appeared before a Senate committee on Monday and say the changes to the bill are being rushed through.

The Native Title Amendment Bill (Indigenous Land Use Agreements) Bill 2017 if passed in the Senate next week would mean the previous law that  all native title claimants had to sign off on a land use agreement will be made redundant.

Traditional owners aren’t happy about the process and say they will still fight the changes.

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