Category Archives: Joseph Roe

“Law Below the Top Soil” – Just Released

Dr. Peter Botsman’s concise history of the flawed proposal to develop Browse Gas at James Price Point is now available publicly for the first time. Download it here.


Media Stories and links for December 2011

  From a landmark Supreme Court case outcome to financial and economic woes slowing down investment decisions, December was a newsworthy month for those interested in the proposed Browse gas hub.   Woodside gas plant doubts Peter Ker, Rania Spooner, December 20, 2011 Sydney Morning Herald HOPES that Woodside Petroleum will abandon plans to build […]


Police attempt to break blockade – update Day 30

Day 30   Before first light the police arrived in force. There have been 25 arrests today. Around 100 campers¬† were woken by police. At least 70 Police ahead of a huge convoy of Browse Joint Venture vehicles including bulldozers and other heavy machinery approached the camp.   In the pre-dawn 7 Police cars were […]


Community protest blockade and camp to save the Kimberley, James Price Point – day 26

Day 26 Today protesters, including senior local Indigenous women, were issued with fines by police – see video below. They stood strong and there was again no clearing or drilling at James Price Point. The blockade is staunch and history is being made…   The day started overcast and slow. Events seemed to be unfolding […]


Kimberley gas protest camp and blockade manari rd, James Price Point day 25

Day 25 In Perth today Colin Barnett, Woodside and the Kimberley Land Council were re-announcing a deal struck around the threat of compulsory acquisition of James Price Point. Meanwhile at the blockade a foggy morning lifted to clear statements of opposition to the Gas hub proposal and strong arguments from Traditional Custodians who challenge the […]


James Price Point, Manari road protest update days 15 and 16

Day 15 Well, it is over 2 weeks now and a committed and growing group of people, supported by their community have held Woodside, Shell, Chevron, BHP and the Barnett lead state government overlords at bay. What a remarkable achievement. Australia and the world is taking notice.   Yet again today a woodside contractor bus […]


Protest camp and blockade, James Price Point, days 12 and 13

Day 12   Day 12 dawns and the blockade is holding strong but as always numbers out on country are needed. What a great achievement so far, keep it up! A smaller than normal convoy has been turned back today and a few tired stalwarts are in need of a rest. Looking forward to seeing […]


Protest camp and blockade to save the Kimberley – Day 11, John Butler at the blockade.

Day 11   Big boost to morale last night and this morning as John Butler and Dan Sultan joined protesters at the Manari road blockade.   John expressed his support for all the people who have been staying strong to protect the Kimberley. “I feel passionate that this place should be preserved for generations to […]


Kimberley James Price Point protest blockade day 10 – John Butler to visit blockade

Day 10   The blockade holds strong turning back Woodside contractors in record time this morning. The big news is about tomorrow morning at dawn when the blockade camp will be joined by musician John Butler, a long time supporter of the campaign to save the Kimberley.   John will join his long time friend […]


Kimberley James Price Point protest blockade Day 9

Day 9 Morning Before dawn contractors working for the Browse joint venture (Woodside, Shell, Chevron, BHP, BP) arrived in convoy to attempt to clear bush and pump water from the aquifers near James Price Point as part of the proposed Gas processing complex. They were greeted by even more early-birds than yesterday with 40-50 community […]