Newsletter date: 22 April 2013
* 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."
* SMH: 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
Care2 Causes: 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
* NIRS: 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
ABC Indigenous: 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 project."
* ABC: 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
Australian: 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." Matt Chambers
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 facility."
* BACKGROUND TO THE SAVE THE KIMBERLEY CAMPAIGN - JAMES PRICE POINT, NORTH OF BROOME, WA
Last updated: 18 April 2013
* OTHER ARTICLES:
newsTracker: 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 Walkley Award and Human Rights award winning writer, a Tracker monthly columnist
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