Gas hub opposition 'arrogant': Tuckey
THE FEDERAL MEMBER for O’Connor, Wilson Tuckey, has branded environmentalists as “arrogant” for opposing the Kimberley gas hub and the millions of dollars it would generate in payroll tax. Organisations such as Save the Kimberley and the Conservation Council of Western Australia have pledged to prevent any industrial development on the Kimberley coast, saying it will jeopardise whale and turle populations. Mr Tuckey says it is hypocritical for people who rely on the state health system and the Royal Flying Doctor Service to oppose revenue raising projects. “It’s more than a concern, it’s annoyance and arrogance of such people who are willing to deny all the people of Australia the very considerable tax revenue that arises fro projects of this nature,” he said.