“Until we know no more Yindjibarndi are coming, we’ve got no right to give this country away.” Michael Woodley, Bidarra law carrier, CEO Yindjibarndi Aboriginal Corporation
In the second half of our conversation, Michael Woodley talks about the struggles the community have had with mining company FMG and how this David and Goliath battle has shaped the community as well as himself. If you would like more information about the case (and let's face it, it's pretty complicated) we recommend you start with the explainer and to get a sense of what the Yindjibarndi are trying to protect, take a moment to look at the series of photoessays.
Wiradjuri man Joe Williams was an NRL player between 2004-2008, then won a couple of WBF boxing titles. He was a gifted athlete on field by any measure, but off field , his behaviour was self-destructive and anti-social. For a long time, no-one asked him if he was ok. In his book, Defying the Enemy Within, Joe tells his story of a private battle with bipolar disorder, addiction and acquired head injury…and then lays down some very solid advice for recovery.