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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.

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Aaron Pedersen is a different kind of archetypal leading man

[Elisabeth Vincentelli, NY Times]

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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.

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