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Title Fight by Paul Cleary

In just fifteen years, Andrew 'Twiggy' Forrest's Fortescue Metals Group (FMG) has grown into a $70 billion global iron-ore giant. However, FMG's rapid development has come at the cost of damaging and destroying ancient Aboriginal heritage and engaging in unfair agreements with the traditional landowners. Whenever faced with resistance, FMG has resorted to aggressive litigation tactics to achieve favorable outcomes.

FMG's approach faced a significant challenge when it encountered the Yindjibarndi people, led by Michael Woodley. Woodley, who had limited formal education and deep immersion in his traditional culture, spearheaded a thirteen-year battle against FMG, all while operating on a limited budget.

In the book Title Fight, the author sheds light on the unregulated environment of iron-ore mining in the Pilbara region, resembling the Wild West. It chronicles the struggle of a small group of Indigenous Australians as they fought fiercely to protect their spiritual connection to the land. In a time when Australia is confronting its colonial and ancient past, as well as its relationship with the land, the book raises crucial questions: Who has rightful ownership of the land? Who determines its usage? And where do we stand in this ongoing conflict?