The recent appeal filed by Fortescue Metals Group Limited (ASX:FMG) related to the previous ruling of the Federal court concerning Aboriginal land at the Solomon has been dismissed by a top court.
- The Company lost a legal battle against the Aboriginal group in July 2017 after the Federal court ruled out that the Yindjibarndi people possess exclusive native rights on the land on which FMG’s Solomon iron ore mine is located at the Pilbara region.
- The Yindjibarndi Aboriginal Corporation represented the indigenous community, and the ruling came amidst ongoing talks of reform across the continent related to providing mining rights of lands belonging to either heritage site or related to the Aboriginal community.
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