Queensland Traditional owner says her people will be collateral damage if moves to change native title act go ahead.

18th Apr 2017

Following moves by the Turnbull to change the native title act a Traditional Owner in Queensland says here people will be collateral damage if moves to change to native title go ahead.

During a three-day visit to India this week Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull met with executives of Indian Mining Company Adani. Following the meetings, the Prime Minister addressed the media stating the issues around native title in Australia would be resolved.

Murrawah Johnson, youth spokesperson for the Wangan and Jagalingou Family Council expressed her concerns with the Prime Ministers comments, stating her people are collateral damage.

Ms Johnson said the council is looking also to appeal a Federal court decision on the Native Title Act Section 66B application which was looking at changing those listed as applicants for the Wangan and Jagalingou people.