Issuing a statement, the Wangan and Jagalingou (W&J) people, indigenous landowners, said they have vowed to stop the Carmichael mine project and that if it goes ahead their vast traditional lands and ancient connection to the country would "disappear" forever.
    
W&J traditional owner and spokesperson Adrian Burragubba said, "First, we announce that we have filed an appeal and judicial review in the Federal Court of Australia. This court action challenges the decision of Australia's National Native Title Tribunal that the Queensland government may issue mining leases for Carmichael".
    
"This challenge is unprecedented in the history of Native Title Tribunal decisions. If necessary, we will take our case all the way to the High Court," Burragubba said.
    
The statement added that W&J will also meet with First Nations traditional owners opposing massive fossil fuel projects, including the tar sands projects in Alberta, Canada.
    
Last month, some landowners had alleged that Adani was "misleading" the public to suit its own economic interests by "wrongfully" asserting that Australian aboriginals support its project in their ancestral lands.

In reaction to W&J's fresh move, Adani issued a statement saying  "Adani is confident that the judgement of the National Native Title Tribunal (NNTT) will be upheld".

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