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Hawker meeting triggers royalties’ row | The Transcontinental



Aboriginals in conflict with a native title body have denied telling miners to halt royalty payments to the Adnyamathanha.

Adnyamathanha elder Cheryl Coulthard-Waye spoke after a controversial meeting of Adnyamathanha Native Title-holders in Hawker on Saturday.

Ms Coulthard-Waye did not attend the meeting which she said was illegal, but said she had heard of incorrect claims regarding alleged actions by the Aboriginal Reform Group of South Australia, of which she is a member

The Port Augusta woman said it had been claimed that the group was approaching mining companies to tell them to stop royalty payments.

“This is false. At no stage have we spoken to any mining companies ever, let alone approach them to stop royalty payments,” she said.

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