Fortescue accused of withholding $1.9m from Aboriginal people until they sign new mining leases
[Lorena Allam, The Guardian]
The Guruma say the royalties – which relate to a separate agreement – are being withheld because they [Wintawari Guruma Aboriginal Corporation] have been asking about FMG’s plan for nine leases in areas that contain numerous sacred sites.
Aaron Pedersen is a different kind of archetypal leading man
[Elisabeth Vincentelli, NY Times]
There is an important difference between him and the law-enforcing gunslingers of yore: Jay, like the man who portrays him, Aaron Pedersen, is an Aboriginal Australian — still a rarity in leading roles in a country wrestling with its history of violence against Indigenous populations.