WESTERN AUSTRALIA: The Yindjibarndi Aboriginal Corporation (YAC) has called for a federal inquiry into its allegations that iron ore miner Fortescue Metals “heavied” its way onto land in Western Australia’s Pilbara region.
NATIONAL: Mining magnate Andrew Forrest’s Fortescue Metals Group (FMG) had a PR battle on its hands when footage of a controversial native title meeting in the Pilbara was released last year. Now a lawyer who formerly worked with FMG has revealed the meeting was indeed a set-up, and that FMG paid attendees who voted at [...]
NATIONAL: Australia’s third-biggest iron ore miner, Fortescue Metals Group, would have struggled to raise the finance it needed if the federal government’s mining tax had been in place, a Senate inquiry has heard.
NATIONAL: The Yindjibarndi Aboriginal Corporation (YAC)’s request for the environment minister to use emergency powers to intervene in a dispute with Fortescue Metals Group (FMG) is being considered but there’s no timeline on a decision, parliament has heard.