Compulsory acquisition ‘theft’ of land

ABC NEWS 2 sept 2010 Indigenous academic Mick Dodson has delivered a warning to the WA Premier, describing compulsory acquisition of land for the Kimberley gas hub as theft and an invasion.

The Premier Colin Barnett is expected to start proceedings to acquire the land at James Price Point through the courts this week.

“What I say to the Premier is be very careful about setting precedents like this, they can do more damage that you can ever imagine. I think compulsorily acquisition is, in a sense, another act of colonialism, it’s another theft of our land, it’s another invasion.”

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