Yawuru opposed to fracking

The Yawuru native title group has voted not to support hydraulic fracturing for gas.

Buru Energy already holds exploration permits to frack two wells at Yulleroo, on Roebuck Plains east of Broome.

The Yawuru group is therefore unable to legally stop the company.

A Buru spokesman said the company would continue to work with the Yawuru people.

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Monday, July 21st, 2014 Aboriginal, Business and finance, Oil and gas Comments Off

Broome: Special Yawuru house blocks for sale

Yawuru people have the opportunity to purchase several housing blocks in the new Birragun Buru sub division.

There will be information sessions in Broome tomorrow and next week.

Yawuru.com [go to website]

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Monday, May 19th, 2014 Aboriginal, Broome Comments Off

Peris acknowledges Kimberley heritage

Newly-elected Federal politician Nova Peris made her maiden speech in Australia’s parliament earlier this week.

She spoke about her mother, who as a child with Kija and Yawuru heritage grew up on Moola Bulla station.

Crikey [read this story]

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Friday, November 15th, 2013 Aboriginal, Government Comments Off

Yawuru invited to plan Broome’s development

Yawuru director Peter Yu is urging his people to become involved in Broome’s town planning.

The group has held native title to much of the town since a Federal Court determination seven years ago.

ABC [read this story]


Tuesday, August 13th, 2013 Aboriginal, Broome, Local Government Comments Off

Broome: Yawuru office opened

Yawuru traditional owners’ office officially opened last week.

Nyamba Buru Yawuru’s new premises are at 55 Reid Road.

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The groups exists to administer lands, funds and other assets associated with the Yawuru native title determination.

Housing for members has been a priority.

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Sunday, June 2nd, 2013 Aboriginal, Broome, Business and finance Comments Off

Broome: Squatter camps cleared out

Broome shire has finished cleaning out camps occupied illegally behind the old meatworks site.

The land is vacant crown land, subject to native title claim by Yawuru people.

The squatters were given three months to vacate the land.

You can read a shire statement here:

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Thursday, May 9th, 2013 Broome, Local Government Comments Off

Fracking expert meets traditional owners

A British scientist was flown in to meet Yawuru traditional owners for an information session on hydraulic fracturing.

At least one traditional owner said he was dismayed to learn that Buru Energy had done some exploratory fracking in 2010.

A government spokesman urged the company to be more “transparent”.

ABC [read this story]

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Friday, April 19th, 2013 Aboriginal, Business and finance, Environment, Government, Oil and gas Comments Off

Broome: Native title housing scheme

Nine houses are to be built for Traditional Owners in Broome.

The necessary funds have been provided under the terms of a 2010 native title settlement.

Eligible Yawuru families will be able to rent the houses at 25 percent of their income.

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Wednesday, April 17th, 2013 Aboriginal, Broome Comments Off
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