Land Sea & Water

Ancient First Nations stories preserve history of a rise in sea level

We can be almost certain that the First Nations people did occupy the coast “where the Great Barrier Reef now stands” during the last ice age for it would have comprised broad floodplains and undulating hills with a range of subsistence possibilities, bordered in most parts by steep cliffs ... then the story might date from as much as 13,000 years ago. A more conservative interpretation, based on a sea level just 30 metres lower than today, would place the age of this story at around 10,000 years ago. Read more about Ancient First Nations stories preserve history of a rise in sea level

Selling off 'Country' and bodgie mining licence ... after being sustainably managed for 60,000+ years

The NSW Labor Government sold the iconic The Drip gorge for $2084 in a 2010 lease conversion sale that cost a Chinese coal company less than $3 a hectare. The unpublicised $2084 conversion of more than 700 hectares of Crown land to freehold title in 2010, despite the community raising strong concerns about the possibility of such a conversion at least two years earlier, has shocked and angered groups fighting to protect the area. "They sold it for the price of a clapped-out second-hand car" said Environmentalist Bev Smiles Read more about Selling off 'Country' and bodgie mining licence ... after being sustainably managed for 60,000+ years

Shutting down Australia's First Nations Homeland communities

In an ultimatum, WA was offered $90m, enough to fund remote communities through to 2017. But as of June 2015, federal funding agreements will end, effectively giving WA authorities little time to work out how to fund remote communities in the future - and which ones will have to close. However, the racist government appears eager to continue the genocide of First Nations people and the dislocated people that don't end up slaving in WA's mines will end up in prison or living on the streets in nearby towns. Read more about Shutting down Australia's First Nations Homeland communities

Mayarra Nyalalji Emblem - Public Notice

The Sovereign Yidindji Government under the authority of Jangalan Yidindji make known to the whole world that the Mayarra Nyalalji (Yidindji Police Force) as the primary law enforcement agency of Yidindji, have now been given the force of law to uphold the laws so as to maintain peace and order within Yidindji Territory.
The Yidindji Tribal People now make known to the world that the Mayarra Nyalalji Emblem is used to identify the authority of the Mayarra Nyalalji ... Read more about Mayarra Nyalalji Emblem - Public Notice

Yidindji Tribal Council of Elders - Public Notice

The Sovereign Yidindji Government under the authority of the Yidindji Tribal Council of Elders make known to the whole world that the Mayarra Nyalalji (Yidindji Police Force) as the primary law enforcement agency of Yidindji, have now been given the force of law to uphold the laws so as to maintain peace and order within Yidindji Territory. The Sovereign Yidindji Government Emblem is used to identify Sovereign Yidindji Government Property and the role of the Mayarra Nyalalji is to preserve peace and good order in all areas of Yidindji. Read more about Yidindji Tribal Council of Elders - Public Notice

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