NATIONAL: According to the latest Census results, the Indigenous unemployment gap is not closing. In fact, it has widened under Labor. So what is the Coalition’s plan, and why is there a disproportionate focus on the work of GenerationOne, asks AMY MCQUIRE.
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.