This tactic from mining companies is reprehensible.
Unlawful FMG heritage dealing & massive sites damage at Solomon Project « Yindjibarndi Aboriginal Co
Across Australia cashed-up mining companies packing teams of lawyers, anthropologists and ‘Indigenous Land Access Managers’ are buying off and dividing impoverished Indigenous groups that refuse to sign away their country. One of the worst offenders, Twiggy Forrest’s FMG, is currently pressuring the…
Here in Broome, Woodside have used the Kimberley Land Council with funds and support from the State Government to corrupt the indigenous approval process for James Price Point. The local custodians for the area were not and have never been represented by the KLC. They have always said No to this disastrous proposal.
Update: The Yindjibarndi Aboriginal Corporation has received evidence showing FMG forced heritage consultants to change a heritage report about the significance of the area by threatening to withhold payments on their invoices “if we did not comply” with FMG’s request.