Accepted Paper:

Extraction, environmentalism and intra-Indigenous disputation in Central Queensland  
Richard Martin (University of Queensland)Kim de Rijke (University of Queensland)

Paper short abstract:

This paper draws on ethnographic work in Central Queensland to address disputes relating to coal and unconventional gas extraction. We focus on the intersection between kinship, landed identity and divergent aspirations for the future.

Paper long abstract:

In this paper we draw on our ethnographic work in Central Queensland to address disputes relating to coal and unconventional gas extraction in the Galilee and Bowen Basins. We focus on the intersection between kinship, landed identity and divergent aspirations for the future within the context of resource developments and environmental debates. While addressing intra-Indigenous agency within these disputes, we also pay attention to structural constraints introduced by the native title system, as well as the role of different kinds of Whitefellas in fomenting disputes, and seeking to resolve them.

Panel P29
Fission and collision: disputation over native title boundaries and group membership