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“Our country will suffer”

CEO of the Yindjibarndi Aboriginal Corporation Michael Woodley.  (AAP Image/Lloyd Jones)

NATIONAL: The controversial Solomon iron ore hub will generate billions of dollars in revenue for Fortescue Metals Group over the next two decades. But JAN MAYMAN* asks, what will be the cost for the traditional owners – the Yindjibarndi?

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LITTLE BLACK DUCK: The high-stakes life of Twiggy Forrest

Fortescue Metals Group's Andrew Forrest.

NATIONAL: Andrew Forrest is currently conducting a national Indigenous employment review for the Abbott government. A recent biography which delves into his past is a must-read, writes NICOLE WATSON*.

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EVIDENTLY: Seeing through the smoke and mirrors of a black job hunt

Fortescue Metals Group's Andrew Forrest.

NATIONAL: The Australian Government’s path to boosting Aboriginal employment provides more questions than answers, particularly for GenerationOne writes PROF JON ALTMAN.

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GenerationNone: How will the Coalition close the widening employment gap?

Fortescue Metals Group's Andrew Forrest.

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.

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Miners hopeful coalition can repeal MRRT

WESTERN AUSTRALIA: Fortescue Metals Group and junior explorers hope the Minerals Resource Rent Tax (MRRT) will be repealed if the coalition wins the federal election in September, as polls predict.

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YAC wants inquiry into its FMG claims

CEO of the Yindjibarndi Aboriginal Corporation Michael Woodley.  (AAP Image/Lloyd Jones)

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.

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Twiggy’s FMG accused of rigging Yindjibarndi meeting

FMG's Andrew Forrest (left) speaks while Kerry Savas, a lawyer formerly working with FMG, watches on in a screen grab from the video "Great Native Title swindle". Mr Savas has come out and alleged the meeting was a set-up.

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 […]

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Gillard shrugs off Fortescue job cuts

Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard.

NATIONAL: Prime Minister Julia Gillard has shrugged off reports of job cuts and deferred expansion plans at Fortescue Metals Group, saying Australia should look at the bigger picture.

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Fortescue Metals cuts costs

Fortescue Metals Group's Andrew Forrest.

NATIONAL: Fortescue Metals Group will cut staff and defer some development work due to falling iron ore prices.

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Fortescue looks to MRRT challenge

NATIONAL: A second Australian resource giant is seeking legal advice on challenging the mining profits tax in the High Court.

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