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    No plans for JPP gas hub- but matter still goes to court: Aleisha Orr, WA Today Newsletter date: 6 June 2013 This newsletter:
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      No plans for JPP gas hub- but matter still goes to court:
      Aleisha Orr, WA Today


      Newsletter date: 6 June 2013

      This newsletter: http://indymedia.org.au/2013/06/05/wgar-news-no-plans-for-jpp-gas-hub-but-matter-still-goes-to-court-aleisha-orr-wa-today

      Contents:

      * CAAMA interview with Natalie Wasley: Muckaty from the other side
      * CAAMA interview: Nigel Scullion talks up Muckaty
      * Dave Sweeney, ACF: Muckaty says no radioactive dump, six years and counting
      * Tennant & District Times: Hundreds rally against Muckaty nuke dump
      * Background to the proposed Muckaty nuclear waste dump

      * ABC: Case against gas hub approval starts in court
      * WA Today: Gas hub matter in the Supreme Court
      * 9 News: Court battle looms over WA gas hub plans
      * WA Today: No plans for JPP gas hub- but matter still goes to court
      * ABC: Green group puzzled by gas hub legal stoush
      * Australian Mining: Woodside to justify Browse decision, pushes FLNG
      * The Wilderness Society: New Indigenous protected areas announced in the Kimberley
      * Background to the Save The Kimberley Campaign - James Price Point, north of Broome, WA

      * Gerry Georgatos, The Stringer: The Walkatjurra Walk - three weeks of desert and rain


      * CAAMA INTERVIEW WITH NATALIE WASLEY:
      MUCKATY FROM THE OTHER SIDE


      - Audio Interview

      Central Australian Aboriginal Media Association:
      Muckaty from the other side - Natalie Wasley

      http://caama.com.au/muckaty-from-the-other-side
      3 Jun 13


      * CAAMA INTERVIEW:
      NIGEL SCULLION TALKS UP MUCKATY


      - Video

      Central Australian Aboriginal Media Association:
      Nigel Scullion talks up Muckaty

      http://caama.com.au/nigel-scullion-talks-up-muckaty
      24 May 13


      - Related Audio

      Central Australian Aboriginal Media Association:
      CAAMA Radio News... 31.5.13

      http://caama.com.au/caama-radio-news-31-5-13
      31 May 13: "A peak Australian anti nuclear lobby group has
      slammed comments by Northern Territory Senator Nigel
      Scullion about the safety of storing nuclear waste material
      at a proposed nuclear waste dump in the Northern Territory."


      * DAVE SWEENEY, ACF:
      MUCKATY SAYS NO RADIOACTIVE DUMP,
      SIX YEARS AND COUNTING



      - Analysis / Opinion

      ACF: Muckaty says no radioactive dump, six years and counting
      http://www.acfonline.org.au/news-media/blog/muckaty-says-no-radioactive-dump-six-years-and-counting
      27 May 13: "Saturday 25 May marked six years since the
      secretive and contested nomination of an area of Aboriginal
      land at Muckaty north of Tennant Creek in the NT as the
      site of a national radioactive waste dump. ... After a long
      time on the road it was great to ditch the car and take to
      the streets with over two hundred locals in a clear show of
      the community’s continuing opposition to the federal
      government’s plan. ... It was a great day to be part of -
      full of spirit, story and song. ... Muckaty is a clear test
      of our nation’s commitment to our respect for both our
      first people’s and all future generations of Australians."
      Dave Sweeney, Contact for comment on uranium mining,
      dumps and community concerns


      - Past Event

      Event: 25 May 2013: Tennant Creek, NT
      No Nuclear Waste Dump for Muckaty
      Tennant Creek rally and concert

      "May 25 marks six years since the Northern Land Council
      voted to nominate the current Muckaty site for assessment.
      The annual community rally will be held on this date
      in Tennant Creek. The nomination remains strongly contested
      by Traditional Owners and the Barkly region community."
      "Supporters from across the Northern Territory and
      country are invited to attend."
      A concert with performers including:
      Sandridge Band (Borroloola);
      Winanjjikari All Stars (Tennant Creek);
      Kylie Sambo, hip-hop artist (Tennant Creek and;
      Perfect Cult (Borroloola).
      Event details: http://www.acfonline.org.au/get-involved/events/no-nuclear-waste-dump-muckaty
      Event details: [scroll down page] http://ohmsnotbombs.net/archives/809
      WGAR Background to the proposed Muckaty nuclear waste dump: http://indymedia.org.au/2012/04/22/background-to-the-proposed-muckaty-nuclear-waste-dump-in-nt-australia


      * TENNANT & DISTRICT TIMES:
      HUNDREDS RALLY AGAINST MUCKATY NUKE DUMP



      - News

      Tennant & District Times:
      Hundreds rally against Muckaty nuke dump

      http://www.tennantcreektimes.com.au/story/1540645/hundreds-rally-against-muckaty-nuke-dump/?cs=1513
      31 May 13: "HUNDREDS of locals and visitors joined the
      rally against the proposed nuclear dump at Muckaty last
      Saturday afternoon. A main street protest march, which
      culminated at the Civic Hall, marked six years to the day
      since the Northern Land Council (NLC) controversially
      nominated the site, 120 kilometres north of Tennant Creek.
      Traditional owners, environmental, anti-nuclear and trades
      unions groups voiced their opposition to the Federal
      Government’s plans which are subject to a Federal court
      challenge."


      * BACKGROUND TO THE PROPOSED MUCKATY NUCLEAR WASTE DUMP:

      Last updated: 29 May 2013

      http://indymedia.org.au/2012/04/22/background-to-the-proposed-muckaty-nuclear-waste-dump-in-nt-australia


      * ABC:
      CASE AGAINST GAS HUB APPROVAL STARTS IN COURT



      - News

      ABC: Case against gas hub approval starts in court
      http://www.abc.net.au/news/2013-06-04/case-against-gas-hub-approval-starts-in-court/4733202?section=wa
      4 Jun 13: "The Wilderness Society's case against the
      approval of the gas hub at James Price Point north of
      Broome has started in Perth's Supreme Court. The case
      before Chief Justice Wayne Martin is continuing even though
      the gas hub is not going ahead. The Wilderness Society and
      Goolarabooloo man Richard Hunter launched the action late
      last year. They argue there were more than a dozen grounds
      on which the approval of the gas hub was unlawful."


      * WA TODAY:
      GAS HUB MATTER IN THE SUPREME COURT



      - News

      WA Today: Gas hub matter in the Supreme Court
      http://www.watoday.com.au/wa-news/gas-hub-matter-in-the-supreme-court-20130603-2nle9.html
      4 Jun 13: "Goolarabooloo traditional custodians are in
      Perth as part of a court case challenging the government's
      decision to allow approval for a gas hub at James Price
      Point, despite the project having been shelved. ... The
      applicants are seeking orders that the EPA report and the
      WA environment minister's subsequent approval of the gas
      hub on behalf of the government be overturned. Woodside,
      which was previously a respondent in the case, is
      understood to have applied to be excused from appearing in
      court." Aleisha Orr, Reporter


      * 9 NEWS:
      COURT BATTLE LOOMS OVER WA GAS HUB PLANS



      - News

      9 News: Court battle looms over WA gas hub plans
      http://news.ninemsn.com.au/national/2013/06/03/15/13/court-battle-looms-over-wa-gas-hub-plans
      3 Jun 13: "A challenge against the West Australian
      government's approval of a gas hub in the Kimberley will
      go to court this week despite Woodside Petroleum shelving
      its original plans for the project. ... In the WA Supreme
      Court on Tuesday, the Wilderness Society and Goolarabooloo
      lawman Richard Hunter will argue that conflicts of interest
      in the Environmental Protection Authority (EPA) assessment
      process resulted in just one EPA board member making the
      final decision."


      * WA TODAY:
      NO PLANS FOR JPP GAS HUB
      - BUT MATTER STILL GOES TO COURT



      - News

      WA Today:
      No plans for JPP gas hub- but matter still goes to court

      http://www.watoday.com.au/wa-news/no-plans-for-jpp-gas-hub-but-matter-still-goes-to-court-20130603-2nle1.html
      3 Jun 13: "Woodside may have shelved plans for a gas hub at
      James Price Point but legal action over the environmental
      assessment process undertaken as part of the project is set
      to go ahead anyway. The matter is set to go before the
      Supreme Court in Perth on Tuesday. Lawyers for the
      applicants, the Wilderness Society and Goolarabooloo man
      Richard Hunter, will argue that the Environmental
      Protection Authority assessment process was tainted by
      defects including conflicts of interest and improper
      delegations." Aleisha Orr, Reporter


      * ABC:
      GREEN GROUP PUZZLED BY GAS HUB LEGAL STOUSH



      - News

      ABC: Green group puzzled by gas hub legal stoush
      http://www.abc.net.au/news/2013-05-30/green-group-puzzled-by-gas-hub-legal-stoush/4723144
      30 May 13: "The Wilderness Society says a Supreme Court
      challenge over the Kimberley gas hub site is still going
      ahead, despite Woodside's decision to abandon the project.
      The society last year lodged legal action against the
      Environmental Protection Authority's (EPA) decision to
      recommend the project at James Price Point go ahead.
      Although Woodside abandoned the plan, the court hearings
      are still due to go ahead next week. Society spokesman
      Peter Robertson says he is puzzled that the state wants to
      proceed with the hearings, despite being given the option
      to adjourn them."


      * AUSTRALIAN MINING:
      WOODSIDE TO JUSTIFY BROWSE DECISION, PUSHES FLNG



      - News

      Australian Mining:
      Woodside to justify Browse decision, pushes FLNG

      http://www.miningaustralia.com.au/news/woodside-to-justify-browse-decision-pushes-flng
      30 May 13: " Woodside Petroleum is close to justifying why
      it pulled out of plans to develop a gas hub at James Price
      Point as it plans to tell the state and federal government
      how much it would have cost to build. The submission of the
      commerciality report will include the forecast development
      costs, and is expected to be used by the company to bolster
      its argument that the government agree to a variation of
      the Browse retention lease conditions. ... Woodside have
      confirmed they are looking to develop their Browse LNG
      project with a floating gas processing operation."
      Vicky Validakis


      - Related News

      The West: Woodside set to justify Browse decision
      http://au.news.yahoo.com/thewest/business/a/-/national/17352297/woodside-set-to-justify-browse-decision/
      28 May 13: "Woodside Petroleum is just weeks away from
      telling the State and Federal governments how much it would
      have cost to build an LNG processing hub at James Price
      Point to justify why it axed the contentious plan. The
      submission of the commerciality report, which will include
      the forecast development cost, is expected to be used by
      project operator Woodside to advance its argument that the
      Governments should agree to a variation of the Browse
      retention lease conditions, which stipulated that the LNG
      plant be built at James Price Point."
      Peter Klinger Brisbane, The West Australian


      * THE WILDERNESS SOCIETY:
      NEW INDIGENOUS PROTECTED AREAS ANNOUNCED IN THE KIMBERLEY



      - Analysis / Opinion

      The Wilderness Society:
      New Indigenous protected areas announced in the Kimberley

      http://www.wilderness.org.au/campaigns/indigenous-conservation/new-indigenous-protected-areas-announced-in-the-kimberley
      "Gambanan, near One Arm Point in Australia’s northwest
      Kimberley region, was where Indigenous Traditional Owners
      and their guests gathered to celebrate the creation of the
      Bardi Jawi Indigenous Protected Area (IPA) across 354,867
      hectares in late May [29 May 2013]. Hundreds of people
      attended, including representatives from each of the
      thirteen Indigenous ranger groups in the Kimberley, to
      celebrate this momentous day for the Bardi Jawi rangers
      and their associated family groups. The Federal
      Environment Minister Tony Burke was in attendance and
      Jenita Enevoldsen attended as the Wilderness Society’s
      representative."


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


      Last updated: 29 May 2013

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


      * GERRY GEORGATOS, THE STRINGER:
      THE WALKATJURRA WALK
      - THREE WEEKS OF DESERT AND RAIN



      - Analysis / Opinion

      The Stringer:
      The Walkatjurra Walk - three weeks of desert and rain

      http://thestringer.com.au/the-walkatjurra-walk-three-weeks-of-desert-and-rain/
      1 Jun 13: "Aboriginal Elders led nearly 100 people on the
      now annual Walkatjurra Walk to highlight the need to
      protect Country from uranium mining. This year’s Walk came
      just months after the Federal Government gave a conditional
      approval for the proposed Wiluna uranium mine - the first
      project to get this level of approval in Western Australia.
      The Walkers, which included twelve Aboriginal Rangers from
      Leonora, completed a three week walk from Yeelirrie to
      Leonora in opposition to uranium mining in the Goldfields
      regions. During the Walk first-timers learned about Country
      while those who had done the Walk before celebrated Culture."
      By Gerry Georgatos,
      a life-long human rights and social justice campaigner,
      a multi-award winning investigative journalist

      See:

      WGAR News: Walkatjurra Walkabout:
      Stepping out against uranium mining: WANFA & ANAWA
      (11 May 13)
      http://indymedia.org.au/2013/05/10/wgar-news-walkatjurra-walkabout-stepping-out-against-uranium-mining-wanfa-anawa

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