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Australia’s indigenous farmers face “harassment” from mining companies, says UN expert

Landowners, farmers and individuals from the indigenous communities in Australia are susceptible to “harassment” by mining companies, a UN independent expert has said.

UN Special Rapporteur for Human Rights Defenders, Michel Forst, who has just concluded a working visit to the country, said that these companies often play a “tricky” role, as the farmers fight for their rights.

In the Australian capital, Canberra, Julia Dean asked Mr Forst about the situation facing the farmers.

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