[WGAR-news] Australia: SBS Living Black's Marc Tong interviews Goolarabooloo Elder Phillip Roe
- SBS Living Black's Marc Tong interviews Goolarabooloo Elder Phillip Roe
Newsletter date: 22 April 2013
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* SBS Living Black: "Just One More Step" - James Price Point
* SMH: James Price gas plan fight not over: Milne
* Kristina Chew, Care2 Causes: Success! Humpback Whale Nursery and the Kimberley Saved!
* NIRS: Compulsory acquisition to go ahead at James Price Point
* ABC Indigenous: James Price Point compulsory land acquisition continues
* ABC: Browse decision shelves Broome airport expansion
* The West: Broome airport first casualty of Browse
* Other Browse News
* Background to the Save The Kimberley Campaign - James Price Point, north of Broome, WA
* Other articles
* SBS LIVING BLACK:
"JUST ONE MORE STEP" - JAMES PRICE POINT
- Audio Interview
SBS Living Black: "Just One More Step" - James Price Point
By Michelle Lovegrove
18 Apr 13: "Woodside's decision to shelve gas hub plans is
only a temporary reprieve, says an elder. Woodside's
abandoned plans at James Price Point have been welcomed by
traditional owners but the issue is by far from resolved.
... Goolarabooloo Elder Phillip Roe, together with the
Broome community and environmental groups nationwide, have
been working to stop the industrialisation of the
Kimberley. He tells Marc Tong, even though it's a win for
the community with Woodside's decision, there's a longer
road to walk yet."
JAMES PRICE GAS PLAN NOT OVER: MILNE
SMH: James Price gas plan fight not over: Milne
12 Apr 13: "Greens leader Christine Milne says the battle
against Woodside Petroleum's Browse LNG plant won't be over
until the company rules out any development of Western
Australia's James Price Point. Senator Milne has welcomed
the decision to reconsider the $45 billion liquefied
natural gas processing plant in the Kimberley but says
suggestions of smaller projects in the area are still
cause for concern. "The battle is not won until they leave
James Price Point and the West Australian government
repeals the legislation that enabled the development of
James Price Point," Senator Milne told reporters in
Hobart." David Beniuk
* KRISTINA CHEW, CARE2 CAUSES:
SUCCESS! HUMPBACK WHALE NURSERY AND THE KIMBERLEY SAVED!
- Analysis / Opinion
Success! Humpback Whale Nursery and the Kimberley Saved!
16 Apr 13: "Why would anyone want to build a liquid natural
gas processing plant in a region that houses the world’s
largest humpback whale nursery? ... Sea Shepherd Australia
Director Jeff Hansen underscored the importance of winning
such a "David and Goliath struggle": "This victory shows
that no matter what the odds, no matter what the risks, no
matter how well equipped, funded and government backed
your opponents are, you must never give in, must never
surrender, you must fight for what is right, because the
one thing that is worth fighting for on our beautiful
planet, is life."" Kristina Chew
COMPULSORY ACQUISITION TO GO AHEAD AT JAMES PRICE POINT
National Indigenous Radio Service:
Compulsory acquisition to go ahead at James Price Point
19 Apr 13: "The compulsory acquisition of land earmarked
for a liquefied natural gas precinct north of Broome will
continue as planned after a Federal Court ruling."
* ABC INDIGENOUS:
JAMES PRICE POINT COMPULSORY LAND ACQUISITION CONTINUES
James Price Point compulsory land acquisition continues
18 Apr 13: "The compulsory acquisition of land earmarked
for a liquefied natural gas precinct north of Broome will
continue as planned after a Federal Court ruling. The
Western Australian Government is at this stage continuing
with the acquisition of land at James Price Point, despite
Woodside and its joint venture partners pulling out of the
BROWSE DECISION SHELVES BROOME AIRPORT EXPANSION
ABC: Browse decision shelves Broome airport expansion
20 Apr 13: "A spokesman for the Broome Airport says
shelving plans to build an international terminal is a set
back for the community. The proposed expansion was
contingent on Woodside choosing James Price Point for the
Browse LNG project. Woodside shelved the development
earlier this month. The airport's Nick Belyea says the
expansion is no longer viable without the Browse project.
"It would have seen increased domestic services into the
airport, primarily from Perth, those would have been
additional jet services," he said."
* THE WEST:
BROOME AIRPORT FIRST CASUALTY OF BROWSE
The West: Broome airport first casualty of Browse
20 Apr 13: "Plans for a new $10-$20 million international
airport terminal in Broome have been shelved in the wake of
Woodside's shock decision to abandon the Kimberley gas hub.
The facility, which was just months away from being built,
would have seen a significant increase in commercial
flights servicing the Kimberley and was designed to open
up the region to the international market. Airport chief
executive Nick Belyea said yesterday that the project was
no longer viable." Steve Pennells, The West Australian
* OTHER BROWSE NEWS
Up to five years before final investment decision on Browse, Woodside says
12 Apr 13: "WOODSIDE warned that it could take up to five
years to investigate the new options for developing the $43
billion Browse liquefied natural gas (LNG) project, after
scrapping plans for a massive onshore facility. ...
Woodside said a smaller plant at James Price Point may be
explored, along with the option of processing the offshore
gas through a floating LNG plant, which most pundits see as
the most likely option, and saving the gas to process at a
later date through the North West Shelf plant at Karratha."
The West: Woodside eyes Canadian options
15 Apr 13: "With all attention on its confirmation on
Friday that the Browse project would not be developed at
James Price Point, Woodside Petrolem has quietly thrown its
hat in the ring to build an LNG export terminal on Canada's
west coast. Details of what Woodside is proposing near the
port town of Lax Kw'alaams, north of the more established
LNG locations of Prince Rupert and Kitimat on the British
Columbia coast, remain unclear."
Peter Klinger, The West Australian
Financial Review: PetroChina reviews Browse LNG project stake
15 Apr 13: "PetroChina says it is assessing the feasibility
of Woodside Petroleum’s Browse liquefied natural gas
project after Woodside Petroleum’s decision on Friday to
scrap its $45 billion-plus development at James Price Point
in Western Australia."
BigPond News: Woodside move triggers extreme reactions
13 Apr 13: "As the WA premier characteristically dug his
heels in about keeping Woodside's Browse gas project
onshore, the far left of politics vowed it wouldn't be
happy until the James Price Point development was ruled
out completely. ... But it would consider a smaller
land-based plant - a comment some analysts have dismissed
as being designed to appease those pushing the original
plan, including the state's premier Colin Barnett."
The West: Ships to keep Browse afloat
13 Apr 13: "The Browse joint venture partners are expected
to embrace floating liquefied natural gas technology
swiftly in a bid to head off State Government and union
concerns about abandoning their James Price Point gas hub
project. The Weekend West understands Woodside Petroleum,
Royal Dutch Shell and the other three partners will meet
within days to formalise a plan to develop the rich Browse
resource." Andrew Probyn, Daniel Emerson and Peter Klinger,
The West Australian
Business Spectator: Browse move fuels floating debate
13 Apr 13: "But analysts didn't entirely swallow Woodside's
claim that stiff opposition from environmentalists,
indigenous heritage defenders and paleontologists hadn't
been off-putting. As green groups - dismissed by West
Australian Premier Colin Barnett as "professional
protesters" - celebrated outside Woodside's Broome office,
others debated whether the company would eventually opt for
a floating project or simply pipe the gas south to the
existing Pilbara gas precinct."
Environment News Service:
Gas Hub Out of Whale Nursery on Australia’s Kimberley Coast
12 Apr 13: "Woodside Petroleum has shelved plans for a $4.5
billion liquid natural gas processing plant at James Price
Point. The site on Western Australia’s pristine Kimberley
coast is also the site of the world’s largest humpback
whale nursery. ... Last July, the nonprofit conservation
organization Sea Shepherd, known for its success in
driving Japanese whalers out of Australian waters,
received an invitation from the Goolarabooloo Aboriginal
people to help them halt construction of the Woodside LNG
* BACKGROUND TO THE SAVE THE KIMBERLEY CAMPAIGN
- JAMES PRICE POINT, NORTH OF BROOME, WA
Last updated: 18 April 2013
* OTHER ARTICLES:
Drunk, naked West Australian uni students hit the streets
to sell racist hate-speech… all in the name of charity
18 Apr 13: "MORE than 1,000 West Australian university
students – many of them drunk and at least some of them
naked – hit the streets of Perth early yesterday morning to
help promote racist hate-speech which depicts Aboriginal
people as lazy, alcoholic, petrol sniffers, and which
attacks land rights, tent embassies and Aboriginal art. ...
Tracker magazine is still trying to make contact with the
directors of Prosh to establish who edited the publication,
and how such an overtly racist column came to be published."
By Chris Graham, a Tracker monthly columnist,
a Walkley Award and Human Rights award winning writer
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