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Talk that Moreton Island's return to its traditional owners could spell the death of tourism is not only wrong, it could result in the complete opposite, writes @stevenwardill  #QLD 

The Quandamooka people have welcomed a Federal Court decision recognising their native title rights over Moreton Island in Queensland.

The Queensland Indigenous community is celebrating a win more than 20 years in the making. The Federal Court today ruled in their favour, formally granting them native title of Moreton Island. @ShannonMM9  #9News 

The Quandamooka people have welcomed a Federal Court decision recognising their native title rights over Moreton Island in Queensland.

The Federal Court has formally recognised the Quandamooka people as the traditional owners of Moreton Island, prompting cheers of jubilation in the courtroom #QLD 

Traditional owners say their formal recognition as native title holders over Moreton Island means they can now use traditional fire management practices on the island hit by bushfires just last week. #9News 

There have been tears and cheers of elation as Moreton Island was recognised as a Native Title held by the traditional owners. The Federal Court Judge described it as a day of celebration, acknowledging rights which already existed. @JessMumme  #7NEWS 

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Traditional owners say their formal recognition as native title holders over Moreton Island means they can now use traditional fire management practices on the island hit by bushfires just last week. #9News 

A leave now warning is still in place for people on Moreton Island, as firefighters work to contain the blaze. #7NEWS 

Two 'watch and act' level fires are burning out-of-control at Pechey, north of Toowoomba, and on the north west coast of Moreton Island, in Queensland.

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A snake can be seen clinging to a burnt tree on Moreton Island, as firefighters continue to battle bushfires in the area. Campers on the island are being urged by @QldFES  to leave the area now. Tune in TONIGHT at 6.00pm for the latest. Video credit: Jordan Booth. #9News 

A python tries to escape the bushfire burning on Moreton Island. Campers have been issued a leave now warning as firefighters continue to battle the blaze. #qldfires  #7NEWS 

If there is anyone still camping on Moreton Island you need to leave now

"Do you remember where you parked the 4WD?" Oh dear! Look what Johno and his mate came across while jet skiing off Moreton Island this past weekend. 📹: Johno Snape

Birdseye view of the wrecks at Moreton Island. Image by ashleykipniak via IG #thisisqueensland 

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The first visitor for turtle season arrived on Moreton Island! Great pic captured by @KeiranLusk . #thisisqueensland 

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