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Community kayak protest at James Price Point

September 13th, 2010

Kayakers approached the Woodside exploratory drill rig at James Price Point and made a symbolic attempt to tow the rig away to send a clear message to joint venture partners Shell, Chevron, BP and BHP and the State Government “Save the Kimberley – No Gas on the Kimberley Coast” In the wake of the WA […]

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Compulsory Acquisition announced: WA Premier Colin Barnett accused of bullying Aborigines over land

September 3rd, 2010

News – West Australian Premier Colin Barnett says his government will start the process of compulsory acquisition of land in the Kimberley for a gas precinct. After weeks of threatening compulsory acquisition for the $30 billion Woodside Petroleum-led project, Mr Barnett officially announced the government’s intention to proceed. The move has sparked outrage amongst people […]

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Compulsory acquisition ‘theft’ of land

September 2nd, 2010

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 […]

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New Report by Curtin Uni recommends tourism not gas development for the Kimberley

September 1st, 2010

A new study by the Curtin University Sustainable Tourism Centre identifies plans for a massive polluting LNG industrial site near Broome as a serious threat to the Kimberley’s unique and globally-recognised tourism ‘brand’. The report entitled “Kimberley Whale Coast Tourism: A review of opportunities and threats” by Dr Michael Hughes and colleagues from Curtin University […]

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Gas hub in doubt – ABC articles

August 27th, 2010

Aboriginal Traditional Owners warn compulsory acquisition threatens Kimberley gas