Court rules in favour of indigenous group in Fortescue mining land case

July 21, 2017

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Australia’s Federal Court has ruled in favour of an indigenous Aboriginal group’s claims over land used by Fortescue Metals Group to mine millions of tonnes of iron ore in Western Australia’s Pilbara region.

The ruling gives the Yindjibarndi people exclusive native title rights over land covering the iron-ore giant’s Solomon mining hub, a vast mineral-rich project capable of yielding up to 70-million tonnes of iron ore a year.

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