Newsletter date: 12 September 2013
* Jenita Enevoldsen, The Wilderness Society: The Lurujarri Heritage Trail
* Goolarabooloo: Looking after Country!
* Glen Klatosvky, Reconciliation For Western Sydney: Building Bridges 2013: Kimberley Gas Hub - For and Against
* Greens Senator Rachel Siewert: Greens announce a doubling of Indigenous Rangers and new vision for the Kimberley
* Greens WA MLC Robin Chapple: Kimberley vision launch
* Tony Eastley, ABC News: Broome residents say tourism ignored in election campaign
* Jon Lamb and Cathy Lewis, Socialist Alternative: A fracking disaster for the Kimberley
* YouTube: WA Supreme Court James Price Point ruling- A Wrap - TheWildernessSociety
* The Wire: Activists say James Price Point gas project dead after 'historic' decision
* SBS Living Black: Court Rules EPA Approval "Unlawful"
* Dale Granger, Herald Sun News: Browse saves $30 billion going offshore
* Background to the Save The Kimberley Campaign - James Price Point, north of Broome, WA
* JENITA ENEVOLDSEN, THE WILDERNESS SOCIETY: THE LURUJARRI HERITAGE TRAIL
The Wilderness Society: The Lurujarri Heritage Trail
16 Aug 13: "Are you interested in a unique on-foot adventure to learn about a 40,000 old living culture through some of the most expansive and healthy ecosystems on our planet? Then the Lurujarri Heritage trail, a nine day walk up the Dampier Peninsular in the Kimberley, should take poll position on your bucket list. ... There are not many places on the planet where families who are custodians of an ancient living Songline will welcome you to join them as they walk their country and tell stories about the Dreamtime (Bugarregarre) while interpreting the living landscape on foot." By Jenita Enevoldsen, Marine Campaigner, The Wilderness Society, Perth
* GOOLARABOOLOO: LOOKING AFTER COUNTRY!
Goolarabooloo: Looking after Country!
"As you know, every country has laws. Here we have our own Traditional Laws. Our Laws come from Bugarregarre, the Dreamtime. One of the major responsibilities of the Kimberley Law Bosses (the Elders) is to ensure that Traditional Culture (Law) is passed down to succeeding generations, in order to keep the Country and it's people safe. ... 23 years ago, Paddy Roe, with the support of his Goolarabooloo community, established the Lurujarri Heritage Trail - A nine day cultural walking journey along the song cycle, that involves leading visitors throughout this 80km stretch of saltwater coastal terrain, travelling as a group and sharing their heritage."
* GLEN KLATOSVKY, RECONCILIATION FOR WESTERN SYDNEY: BUILDING BRIDGES 2013: KIMBERLEY GAS HUB - FOR AND AGAINST
Glen Klatosvky, Reconciliation For Western Sydney: Building Bridges 2013: Kimberley Gas Hub - For and Against
7 Aug 13: "Walmadan (James Price Point)"
- About Glen Klatosvky
Reconciliation For Western Sydney: Building Bridges 2013: Glen Klatosvky
"Glen Klatovsky is the National Kimberley campaigner for The Wilderness Society. Glen has been an active environmentalist for 20 years and has worked closely with Indigenous organisations and individuals across many regions."
- About Building Bridges 2013
Reconciliation For Western Sydney: Building Bridges 2013:
"Building Bridges provides an opportunity to come and hear both Indigenous and non-Indigenous presenters sharing their knowledge, expertise and personal experience in in informal and relaxed atmosphere."
* GREENS SENATOR RACHEL SIEWERT: GREENS ANNOUNCE A DOUBLING OF INDIGENOUS RANGERS AND NEW VISION FOR THE KIMBERLEY
- Media Release
Greens Senator Rachel Siewert: Greens announce a doubling of Indigenous Rangers and new vision for the Kimberley
25 Aug 13: "Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Issues ...
The Australian Greens have today released their Kimberley Vision Paper, which sets out a future for the Kimberley that puts people and the environment ahead of exploitative industrialisation.
"The decisions about the future of the Kimberley need to be made by the community, governments have limited understanding of the potential and the limitations of the region so must listen to the community," Senator Rachel Siewert, Australian Greens Kimberley spokesperson said today.
"The Kimberley unique, but it faces a number of serious, cumulative pressures, including climate change, large wild fires, feral animals and weeds, over-grazing and ad hoc, incompatible development. On top of this, people like Colin Barnett are intent on exploiting the Kimberley through large scale industrialisation.
"A better future for the Kimberley is one built on diverse sectors, which means we need to make investments in culture, conservation, renewable energy, research and innovation to underpin a jobs-rich and diverse economy. ... ""
* GREENS WA MLC ROBIN CHAPPLE: KIMBERLEY VISION LAUNCH
- Media Release
Greens WA MLC Robin Chapple: Kimberley vision launch
28 Aug 13: "On Sunday the 25th of August the Australian Greens held their launch at the Mangrove hotel in Broome for their vision for the Kimberley.
The room filled up quickly with 70 people turning up to hear the Western Australian senators Rachel Siewert and Scott Ludlam and the Greens Durak candidate Ian ‘Jessie’ James present the Greens’ vision.
Ian gave a warming talk about the struggles of being a farmer in the Wheatbelt, and how his research into the political parties polices for farmers had led him to the Greens. ...
The Kimberley is a very special and unique place, but faces a number of serious and cumulative pressures, including climate change, large wild fires, feral animals and weeds, over-grazing and ad hoc, incompatible development.
The fully costed policy platforms addresses all these issues by making investments in culture, conservation, renewable energy, research and innovation to underpin a jobs-rich and diverse economy. These include $100 million in doubling the number of Indigenous Rangers, and $2 million in facilitating community participation in planning. ... "
* TONY EASTLEY, ABC NEWS: BROOME RESIDENTS SAY TOURISM IGNORED IN ELECTION CAMPAIGN
ABC News: Broome residents say tourism ignored in election campaign
27 Aug 13: "We're broadcasting this morning from the town of Broome, in WA. The sleepy pearling town popular with tourists has been at the centre of a battle over a big gas project at nearby James Price Point. Broome sits on the western edge of the massive Kimberley area - one of the world's last great wildernesses and ideal for tourism. Some in the industry think tourism hasn't got a look-in during this election campaign." Tony Eastley; Source: AM
* JON LAMB AND CATHY LEWIS, SOCIALIST ALTERNATIVE: A FRACKING DISASTER FOR THE KIMBERLEY
- Analysis / Opinion
Socialist Alternative: A fracking disaster for the Kimberley
9 Aug 13: "Western Australian Liberal Premier Colin Barnett has given the green light to local and multinational mining companies to expand exploration and commercial production of shale gas reserves found in the Canning Basin in the Kimberley region. In doing so, he has demonstrated his government’s ongoing commitment to ride roughshod over Aboriginal rights and environmental concerns ... Lack of consultation with traditional owners and concerns over the spread of fracking wells has sparked community opposition. Jabir Jabir woman Lorna Kelly told Red Flag that people are not aware of the extent of current exploration, let alone future plans." Jon Lamb and Cathy Lewis
* YOUTUBE: WA SUPREME COURT JAMES PRICE POINT RULING- A WRAP - THE WILDERNESS SOCIETY
YouTube: WA Supreme Court James Price Point ruling- A Wrap - TheWildernessSociety
22 Aug 13: "On Aug 19, 2013, the WA Supreme Court ruled all James Price Point environmental approvals invalid. This video explains in a nutshell the clear outcomes and what it means to the plantiffs (the victors) Goolarabooloo Law Boss Richard Hunter, The Wilderness Society staff and a solicitor from the Environmental Defenders Office. Costs were awarded to the platiffs. Thanks to John Butler for the music 'Revolution'. This truly is a revolutionary outcome and is likey to change government processes into the future... "
- Related Analysis / Opinion
The Wilderness Society: The James Price Point judgement - a wrap
23 Aug 13: "In a stunning rebuke to the State, the WA Supreme Court (Martin CJ) on 19 August 2013 threw out three decisions approving James Price Point, 50 km north of Broome in the West Kimberley, as the site for a liquefied natural gas (LNG) precinct for processing gas from the Browse Basin. The Court’s decision closes the book, at least for now, on the State’s five-year effort to put a $45 billion LNG mega-facility on the ecologically and culturally important site."
* THE WIRE: ACTIVISTS SAY JAMES PRICE POINT GAS PROJECT DEAD AFTER 'HISTORIC' DECISION
- Audio Interview
The Wire: Activists say James Price Point gas project dead after 'historic' decision
Produced by Tim Roxburgh
20 Aug 13: "The company behind the proposal for a gas hub at WA's James Price Point says that it will proceed with an offshore processing facility instead. Environmentalists say that the decision is the final nail in the coffin of a plan that would have created a marine 'dead zone' on the pristine Kimberley coast. For years now James Price point in WA’s Kimberley region has been the site of bitter conflict over a proposal to build a massive gas processing facility. Even after the company behind the project said that it had shelved the project earlier this year, the state government continued to push for the gas to be brought onshore. ...
Featured in story: Martin Pritchard - Director of Environs Kimberley "
* SBS LIVING BLACK: COURT RULES EPA APPROVAL "UNLAWFUL"
- Audio Interview
SBS Living Black: Court Rules EPA Approval "Unlawful"
By Marc Tong
22 Aug 13: "The Supreme Court has delivered a blow to the WA government ruling state environmental approvals to develop James Price Point was unlawful. ... Goolarabooloo traditional owners and the Broome community in WA are celebrating a Supreme Court ruling against state government approvals to develop James Price Point. ... The Goolarabooloo people and some Broome community members were in Perth for the court ruling. Among them, Vivienne O'Shea, Broome resident and spokesperson for the Goolarabooloo people. She says after five years of community protest, the Supreme Court's decision has been a welcomed one."
* DALE GRANGER, HERALD SUN NEWS: BROWSE SAVES $30 BILLION GOING OFFSHORE
Herald Sun News: Browse saves $30 billion going offshore
25 Aug 13: "WOODSIDE and its joint-venture partners are saving up to $30 billion in construction costs by aborting a land-based liquefied natural gas plant at James Price Point. A senior analyst said it was the first time an accurate price had been put on the decision to go with an offshore floating LNG operation for the Browse project, off the northwest coast, near Broome. Macquarie Securities analyst Adrian Wood said the cost of an onshore plant could have been as high as $60 billion." Dale Granger, The Sunday Times
* BACKGROUND TO THE SAVE THE KIMBERLEY CAMPAIGN - JAMES PRICE POINT, NORTH OF BROOME, WA
Last updated: 23 August 2013
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