Quandamooka take Can-Do to Court

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Quandamooka dancers at an earlier ceremony
Quandamooka dancers at an earlier ceremony

The Quandamooka Yoolooburrabee Aboriginal Corporation (QYAC) will lodge a legal challenge in the High Court of Australia against the Newman Government’s amendment to the NSIPSA Act to extend mining without Quandamooka consent.

QYAC invites you to the lodgement that will occur 10:00 am tomorrow  Friday 6 June at the High Court located at:

Tank St entrance
Harry Gibbs Commonwealth Law Courts Building
Cnr North Quay & Tank Street Brisbane

The traditional owners of North Stradbroke Island – the Quandamooka people – will challenge the Queensland Government’s controversial North Stradbroke Island Protection and Sustainability and Another Act Amendment Act 2013 (Qld) in the High Court. The writ will be delivered by Quandamooka elders to the High Court’s Brisbane registry office at 10.30 tomorrow morning (Friday, 6 June), following a traditional ceremony and blessing.

Tomorrow’s event will also mark the start of the Quandamooka people’s Don’t Undermine our Rights community campaign, which will include events around the G20 meeting in Brisbane and campaigning in key seats during the 2015 State election campaign.

The proceeding of events from 10 am will be:

  • An acknowledgement of Country
  • Traditional Dance Group performance
  • Elders blessing of the court documents
  • Elders lodgement of documents to court registry
  • QYAC and QSNTS media interviews


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