National Busk against mining the Kimberley

On Monday the 30th of May high profile musicians across Australia joined together for a simultaneous busking session to draw attention to the threat of Gas processing at James Price Point to the environment and culture of the Kimberley.

Broome musicians assemble outside Woodside office

Australian musicians busk against mining The Kimberley Prominent musicians including John Butler, Jimmy Barnes, Rob Hirst (former Midnight Oil drummer) the Pigram Brothers and a host of other high profile musicians delivered a clear and strong message – The remote Kimberley region is under intensifying pressure from miners and a government keen to industrialise the region as a future Pilbara, putting the Kimberley’s environment, community and culture at grave risk. This is despite viable alternatives existing and offered by other sections of the gas extraction industry including floating LNG and piping South to areas with existing industrial footprints. The event marked the first day at work for Woodside’s new CEO, Peter Coleman. The Letter John Butler delivered to Peter Coleman John Butler stands up to Woodside – Perth Now Link to pics of John Butler in Perth: https://rcpt.yousendit.com/1135200797/8d865411b38bef14041f9cb29a0b30cd Photo credit: Talhy Stotzer Link to pics of John Butler in Perth, and Jimmy Barnes and Rob Hirst (ex Midnight Oil) In Sydney for sale via AAP gallery online http://www.aapone.com.au/search.aspx?search=NATIONAL+BUSK+AGAINST+MINING%26(IMPORTDATE%3E20110529) Some of the related news coverage from the events: http://au.news.yahoo.com/thewest/a/-/wa/9543528/musos-rebel-busk-to-protect-kimberley/ http://www.mydailynews.com.au/story/2011/05/30/jimmy-barnes-busks-for-kimberley-region/ http://www.hotheadlines.com.au/redirect.php?h=Jimmy_Barnes_busks_for_Kimberley_region&artid=810268 http://www.heraldsun.com.au/news/breaking-news/jimmy-barnes-busks-for-kimberley-region/story-e6frf7jx-1226065702983 http://au.news.yahoo.com/australian-news/a/-/australian-news/9544185/jimmy-barnes-busks-for-kimberley-region/ http://www.onenewspage.com.au/news/Asia-Pacific/20110530/22727304/Jimmy-Barnes-busks-for-Kimberley-region.htm     VIDEO FOOTAGE: National Busk against mining the Kimberley from storm warning on Vimeo.