ABC News Indigenous affairs correspondent Isabella Higgins and the Specialist Reporting Team’s Nick Sas
29 May 2020

Fortescue and Andrew Forrest lose High Court appeal over exclusive native title of WA’s Yindjibarndi people

The head of an Aboriginal corporation in Western Australia’s Pilbara says he can “give the next generation hope” after mining giant Fortescue Metals Group lost its High Court bid against a native title determination covering one of its iron ore mines.

The company was seeking to contest the exclusive possession rights of the Yindjibarndi people over land in the Pilbara that includes the site of its multi-billion-dollar Solomon mine hub.

On Friday, the High Court rejected the company’s application for special leave to have the case heard, with costs to be paid by FMG.

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