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      Glen Klatovsky speaks at the Aboriginal Support Group:
      What is happening in the Kimberley?


      Newsletter date: 3 October 2013

      This newsletter: http://indymedia.org.au/2013/10/02/wgar-news-glen-klatovsky-speaks-at-aboriginal-support-group-what-is-happening-in-the-kimb

      Contents:

      * Glen Klatovsky speaks at the Aboriginal Support Group answering the question: What is happening in the Kimberley?
      * Glen Klatovsky speaks at Building Bridges about the Kimberley Gas Hub: For and Against
      * Kimberley and James Price Point (JPP) News
      * German Language: Rettet die Kimberley Kampagne - Artikel fuer Amnesty International Rundbrief 2013
      * Background to the Save The Kimberley Campaign - James Price Point, north of Broome, WA

      * ABC News Video: Heckling fires up Chief's [Chief Minister Adam Giles's] community meeting [in Arnhem Land]
      * German Language: Protect Arnhem Land Kampagne (Schuetze Arnhem Land) - Artikel fuer Amnesty International Rundbrief 2013
      * Background to the Protect Arnhem Land Campaign, Northern Territory (NT)


      * GLEN KLATOVSKY SPEAKS AT THE ABORIGINAL SUPPORT GROUP
      ANSWERING THE QUESTION: WHAT IS HAPPENING IN THE KIMBERLEY?



      - Videos

      Respect and Listen:
      2013 Sept 9 What is happening in the Kimberley?

      http://www.respectandlisten.org/kimberley/past-events/2013-sept-9-what-is-happening-in-the-kimberley.html
      "Glen Klatovsky (Kimberley Campaign Manager at the
      Wilderness Society) updates us on the current situation and
      future developments.
      Will it retain its unique social and environmental heritage?
      Or will it become another industrial zone?
      Monday Sept 9th, Mona Vale Memorial Hall
      Organised by the Aboriginal Support Group - Manly Warringah Pittwater (ASG) ...
      Videos from the event:
      Part 1: Introduction ...
      After the introduction the documentary "Old Country New Country" was shown ...
      Part 2: ... "


      * GLEN KLATOVSKY SPEAKS AT BUILDING BRIDGES
      ABOUT THE KIMBERLEY GAS HUB: FOR AND AGAINST


      - Video

      Respect and Listen, Vimeo: Kimberley Gas Hub: For and Against
      http://vimeo.com/75091082
      25 Sep 13: "Glen Klatovsky (Kimberley Campaign Manager at
      the Wilderness Society, wilderness.org.au/campaigns/kimberley)
      discusses the For and Against of the Kimberley Gas Hub.
      This talk is part of Building Bridges, a series of talks by
      Indigenous and non-Indigenous presenters sharing their
      knowledge, expertise and personal experience in in informal
      and relaxed atmosphere. Building Bridges takes place each
      year in August/September in Parramatta (Western Sydney).
      Building Bridges is organized by Reconciliation For Western Sydney
      reconciliation4westernsydney.org "


      - Power point presentation

      Respect and Listen:
      Glen Klatovsky - Kimberley Gas Hub: For and Against

      http://www.respectandlisten.org/uploads/downloads/Kimberley/BB_2013_Kimberley_Gas_Hub.ppt


      * KIMBERLEY AND JAMES PRICE POINT (JPP) NEWS


      - News

      The Australian: James Price Point no loss-maker: Barnett
      http://www.theaustralian.com.au/business/mining-energy/james-price-point-no-loss-maker-barnett/story-e6frg9df-1226727239091
      26 Sep 13: "WEST Australian Premier Colin Barnett claims
      the Woodside Petroleum-led Browse liquefied natural gas
      project would still have generated healthy profits if it
      had been built at James Price Point in the Kimberley. Mr
      Barnett said he believed the venture's controversial
      decision to build the project using floating LNG technology
      -- a move he opposes -- would be cheaper than an onshore
      plant, but there was not a huge difference in the economics
      of the two development options." Andrew Burrell

      The Australian:
      Barnett warns Woodside over plans for floating gas plant

      http://www.theaustralian.com.au/business/mining-energy/barnett-warns-woodside-over-plans-for-floating-gas-plant/story-e6frg9df-1226726482950
      25 Sep 13: "WEST Australian Premier Colin Barnett has
      warned Woodside Petroleum it may be unable to sell billions
      of dollars worth of gas from its planned Browse project
      because he will refuse to allow his state's share of the
      huge gas resource to be developed using floating LNG
      technology." Andrew Burrell

      ABC Indigenous:
      James Price Point traditional owners await Woodside funds

      http://www.abc.net.au/news/2013-09-19/james-price-point-traditional-owners-await/4968648/?site=indigenous&topic=latest
      19 Sep 13: "Woodside is preparing to pay the remaining
      millions of dollars it owes to the traditional owners of
      James Price Point. When setting up its gas hub project,
      Woodside agreed to deliver a benefits package to the
      Jabirr Jabirr Goolarabooloo people. The project has since
      been scrapped but parts of the initial benefits package
      are still to be paid."

      Business Spectator: Indigenous leader slams Woodside: report
      http://spectator01.businessspectator.com.au/news/2013/9/19/resources-and-energy/indigenous-leader-slams-woodside-report
      19 Sep 13: "The indigenous leader who negotiated Woodside
      Petroleum Ltd's spiked $1.5 billion native title deal in
      the Kimberley says indigenous people are being condemned to
      poverty while the gas company seeks bigger shareholder
      returns, The Australian reports. According to the
      newspaper, former head of the Kimberley Land Council Wayne
      Bergmann said it was "incomprehensible" that Woodside
      withdrew from the deal to pay benefits to Kimberley
      indigenous groups in exchange for use of the land at James
      Price Point."

      The Australian: 'Gas fight do-gooders failed us',
      says indigenous leader Wayne Bergmann

      http://www.theaustralian.com.au/national-affairs/policy/gas-fight-do-gooders-failed-us-says-indigenous-leader-wayne-bergmann/story-fn9hm1pm-1226722401735
      19 Sep 13: "THE indigenous leader who brokered Woodside
      Petroleum's aborted $1.5 billion native title deal in the
      Kimberley says Aborigines are being condemned to live in
      poverty while the gas giant chases bigger returns for
      shareholders and high-profile environmentalists retreat to
      their "beautiful houses in Sydney". Wayne Bergmann, the
      former head of the Kimberley Land Council, said it was
      "incomprehensible" that Woodside had last week abandoned
      the 2011 native title deal, saying the benefits package
      would have been life-changing for Aboriginal people."
      Andrew Burrell

      The West Australian: New govt wants WA action on Browse
      http://au.news.yahoo.com/thewest/a/-/breaking/18981869/new-govt-wants-wa-action-on-browse/
      18 Sep 13: "Incoming Industry Minister Ian Macfarlane wants
      to have a "frank" private discussion with Colin Barnett to
      get the multibillion- dollar Browse liquefied natural gas
      project hurried along. In an interview with The West
      Australian on the eve of his swearing-in today, Mr
      Macfarlane confirmed that WA would get a slice of the
      royalties if the Woodside-led consortium's preference for
      floating LNG technology proceeded. But in a signal the
      Federal Government intends being a tough negotiator, Mr
      Macfarlane said the Commonwealth would claim ownership of
      most of the offshore gas fields ... " Andrew Probyn,
      Federal Political Editor, The West Australian


      - Analysis / Opinion

      The Australian:
      Plenty of losers as green activists get in the way

      http://www.theaustralian.com.au/opinion/editorials/plenty-of-losers-as-green-activists-get-in-the-way/story-e6frg71x-1226722323448
      19 Sep 13: "THE decision by Woodside Petroleum to formally
      withdraw from an agreement with traditional owners in the
      Kimberley is a sad result, especially for local indigenous
      people, Western Australia and, possibly, the environment.
      The Perth-based company had struck a landmark native title
      agreement, including a benefits package worth $1.5 billion
      over 30 years, with the Goolarabooloo and Jabirr Jabirr
      group. Woodside's original proposal was to build a gas
      plant at James Price Point, north of Broome, as part of
      its Browse liquefied natural gas development."

      Offshore:
      Australia LNG projects advance despite escalating costs

      http://www.offshore-mag.com/articles/print/volume-73/issue-9/australia/australia-lng-projects-advance-despite-escalating-costs.html
      18 Sep 13: "A public row has erupted Down Under between
      local elected officials, most prominently WA Premier Colin
      Barnett, and proponents of floating liquefied natural gas
      (FLNG) technology as a development solution for the west's
      vast offshore gas resources. The backdrop: skyrocketing
      labor and construction costs, coupled with new competition
      with likely future LNG exports from North America and East
      Africa that could derail several planned LNG developments,
      along with the new onshore liquefaction plants and the
      jobs they would bring."
      Russell McCulley, Senior Technical Editor


      * GERMAN LANGUAGE:
      RETTET DIE KIMBERLEY KAMPANGNE
      - ARTIKEL FUER AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL RUNDBRIEF 2013



      - Analysis / Opinion

      Artikel fuer Amnesty International Rundbrief 2013:
      Rettet die Kimberley Kampagne

      Respect and Listen: http://www.respectandlisten.org/uploads/downloads/Save-the-Kimberley/Rettet-die-Kimberley.pdf
      Indymedia Australia: [scroll down page] http://indymedia.org.au/2013/08/01/artikel-fuer-amnesty-international-rundbrief-juli-2013-nt-intervention
      Juli 2013: "Die Kimberley Region liegt im Nordwesten
      Australiens und ist eine der wenigen unberuehrten Gebiete
      auf der Welt. Es gibt dort neben Kulturstaetten der
      Ureinwohner auch Dinosaurierspuren die ca 130 Millionen
      Jahre alt sind. Vor der Kimberley-Kueste und im Meer
      befinden sich Brutstaetten und Lebensraeume zahlreicher
      Tiere. James Price Point, 40 km noerdlich von Broome
      gelegen, ist eine der unberuehrtesten Kuestenlinie der
      Welt. Hier wurde die groesste Gasverarbeitungsanlage der
      Welt geplant. Wenn dies geschiehen wuerde, wuerde es die
      “floodgates” (Flutgitter) zur industriellen Entwicklung
      oeffnen, in einem Ausmass, welches noch nie im noerdlichen
      Australien zuvor gesehen wurde. ...
      Im April dieses Jahres hat die Firma Woodside - nicht
      zuletzt auf Grund des oeffentlichen Widerstandes -
      entschieden, das Projekt einzustellen. Sie kuendigten an,
      dass das Projekt nicht laenger finanziell tragbar sei."


      * BACKGROUND TO THE SAVE THE KIMBERLEY CAMPAIGN
      - JAMES PRICE POINT, NORTH OF BROOME, WA


      Last updated: 12 September 2013

      http://indymedia.org.au/2012/11/22/wgar-news-background-to-the-save-the-kimberley-campaign-james-price-point-north-of-broome


      * ABC NEWS VIDEO:
      HECKLING FIRES UP CHIEF'S
      [CHIEF MINISTER ADAM GILES'S] COMMUNITY MEETING [IN ARNHEM LAND]


      - Video

      ABC News: Heckling fires up Chief's community meeting
      http://www.abc.net.au/news/2013-08-13/heckling-fires-up-chiefs-community-meeting/4883784?section=nt
      13 Aug 13: "There were heated scenes at a meeting in Arnhem
      Land today as traditional owners from Maningrida took
      their fight against offshore mining exploration to the
      Chief Minister."


      * GERMAN LANGUAGE:
      PROTECT ARNHEM LAND KAMPAGNE (SCHUETZE ARNHEM LAND)
      - ARTIKEL FUER AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL RUNDBRIEF 2013



      - Analysis / Opinion

      Artikel fuer Amnesty International Rundbrief 2013:
      Protect Arnhem Land Kampagne (Schuetze Arnhem Land)

      Respect and Listen: http://www.respectandlisten.org/uploads/downloads/Protect%20Arnhem%20Land/Schuetz-Arnhem-Land.pdf
      Indymedia Australia: [scroll down page] http://indymedia.org.au/2013/08/01/artikel-fuer-amnesty-international-rundbrief-juli-2013-nt-intervention
      Juli 2013: "Auszug aus dem Statement der Protect Arnhem
      Land Gruppe und Umweltgruppen:
      Die amerikanische Firma Paltar Petroleum stellte bei der
      Regierung des Northern Territory ca. 30 Antraege, entlang
      der Kueste von Arnhem Land (einem Gebiet im Norden
      Australiens) die Eignung fuer den Abbau von Schiefergas
      (Fracking), Oel und Erdgas u.a. mittels Probebohrungen zu
      untersuchen. Paltar hat die dort lebenden Ureinwohner und
      Eigentuemer nicht dazu befragt.
      Die Ureinwohner, die in den betroffenen Gebieten leben,
      wurden auf dieses Vorhaben eher zufaellig durch eine
      Zeitungsnotiz aufmerksam. Die Ureinwohner befuerchten
      durch den Gasabbau eine massive Beeintraechtigung und
      Zerstoerung der Natur, die die Grundlage fuer ihr noch
      weitgehend traditionell gefuehrtes Leben bildet. Die
      Firma Paltar weigerte sich, sich mit den Ureinwohnern in
      Arnhem Land zu treffen und ueber das Vorhaben zu reden.
      ... "


      * BACKGROUND TO THE PROTECT ARNHEM LAND CAMPAIGN,
      NORTHERN TERRITORY (NT)


      Last updated: 2 October 2013

      http://indymedia.org.au/2013/10/02/background-to-the-protect-arnhem-land-campaign-northern-territory-nt-australia

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