One of the Indigenous Land Use Agreements (ILUAs) that makes the North Galilee Basin Rail Project possible could have been scuppered, or at least had a spot light pointed at it, if Adani hadn’t pulled the sort of scammy behaviour Twiggy Forrest would be proud of. That’s what I believe based on Carol Prior’s testimony from October 2014 and ongoing challenges to the Kyburra Munda Yalga Aboriginal Corporation (KMYAC) the representative body for the Juru native title claim.
“A lot of them didn’t show up and a lot of them don’t know what’s going on,”
“They don’t even know what’s in the ILUA [Indigenous land use agreement] or the auxiliary agreement because in both of them, when I was there around the negotiating table, there’s a confidentiality paragraph in there where you’re not able to talk about it to your family.”
Carol Prior and 4 other KMYAC members won a Notice of Examination on September 30, 2016 from the Office of the Registrar of Indigenous Corporations allowing it to be given full and free access to the corporation’s books. KMYAC were responsible for negotiations involved in the signing of ILUAs with Adani. The 5 KMYAC native title holders have concerns about “financial irregularities” and accountabilities, but they also have concerns about the exclusion of Juru people from negotiations.
“It is our submission that Kyburra has actually received monies from Adani Mining Pty Ltd during 2014-15 in the amount of $1.225 million.
“In addition, a Cultural Heritage Management Plan is in place and Adani transferred $825,000 to Kyburra for cultural heritage survey activities.”
The Juru ILUA signed with Adani and the Kyburra Munda Yalga Aboriginal Land Corporation was the first of 3 ILUAs making the North Galilee Basin Rail Project possible.
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