Yindjibarndi leadership dispute comes to an end.

27th Apr 2016

A leadership dispute amongst Western Australia Yindjibarndi people over future mining expansions by the Fortescue Metals Group has ended with the election of a new Yindjibarndi Aboriginal Corporation board of directors.

The Office of the Registrar of Indigenous Corporations recently traveled to WA to assist in the election of 12 new board members, after the previous Yindjibarndi Aboriginal Corporation board was ruled invalid by the Supreme Court.

Michael Woodley CEO of the YAC says the Yindjibarndi people have made their decision that all Yindjibarndi people should now  support.

The leadership debacle is just one of many disputes between YAC and the breakaway group Wirlu-Murra over the Fortescue Metals Group mining expansions.