Quandamooka Festival, Minjerriba (North Stradbroke Island)

Now in it's third year the Quandamooka Festival is an important celebration of culture and country. 2011 was the year Native Title was recognised for the Quandamooka people under Anna Bligh's government. The LNP and Campbell Newman extended the allowed period for mining until 2035. Anna Bligh was invited to speak at the welcome ceremony on Sunday, and talked about Quandamooka's High Court challenge to reinstate labour policy to end Sibelco's large Enterprise mine in 2019, with rehabilitation to continue beyond that. 

This image from the Redland City Bulletin shows Anne Walker former Queensland Government minister, Deputy Premier Jackie Tradd, former State Premier Anna Bligh and Minister for Housing Leeanne Enoch. July 2, 2016 saw Linda Jean Burney, the first Aboriginal person elected to serve in the New South Wales Parliament . 

Retrieved July 4, 2016, from http://www.redlandcitybulletin.com.au/story/4013043/its-yura-welcome-to-the-quandamooka-festival/

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