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Martin Wagner, Managing Attorney, International Program: “It wouldn’t take more at this point than putting a halt on activities to slow down and to ensure that the representatives, as selected by the Wangan and Jagalingou, are the ones who are making the decisions, who are receiving the information to allow them to either consent or not to this project.”
Ramin Pejan, Attorney, International Program, Earthjustice: “The goal is to raise human rights violations as a key part of the narrative with these mines. That has been missing in the approval process thus far.”
Earthjustice spoke on behalf of indigenous Wangan and Jagalingou from north-eastern Australia who faced destruction of their people and culture by the development of one of the largest coalmines in the world on their ancestral homeland, although they had consistently opposed the project.