Original article by Brad Thompson
The Australian Financial Review – Page: 3 : 30-May-20
The High Court has rejected Fortescue Metals Group’s bid to overturn a previous Federal Court ruling in favour of the Yindjibarndi Aboriginal Corporation. The case centred on the traditional owners’ native title claim over some 2,700 sq km of land in Western Australia’s Pilbara region; the land in question contains Fortescue’s Solomon iron ore mining hub. The YAC is now expected to seek compensation from Fortescue; this is likely to comprise a percentage of Fortescue’s revenue from iron ore mining in WA.
FORTESCUE METALS GROUP LIMITED – ASX FMG, YINDJIBARNDI ABORIGINAL CORPORATION, HIGH COURT OF AUSTRALIA, FEDERAL COURT OF AUSTRALIA