Archive for January, 2011

Court hearing over Kimberley gas hub

ABC News
31 January, 2011

The Kimberley gas hub project will be the subject of a Supreme Court hearing today and lawyers involved say it is an important test case.

Anti-gas hub campaigner Joseph Roe is challenging the Department of Environment and Conservation’s decision to approve the clearing of 25 hectares of native vegetation at James Price Point. Read more>>

Monday, January 31st, 2011 Gas, Uncategorized Comments Off

Broome community offers a Grand NOT welcome to Woodside as JV partners fly in for meeting in Perth

Senior figures from Woodside’s Joint Venture (JV) partners in the development of the LNG resource of the Browse Basin have flown in from around the world to meet with Woodside  in Perth this week.
Broome locals gathered at Woodside’s Broome office to send a clear message: you are not welcome here so long as you pursue James Price Point as the preferred site for the refineries.
See here for full release from No Gas community group »

Related media articles:
Arrests over gas protest (ABC online)
Protesters target Browse investors (The West Australian)
Kimberley gas protesters arrested (The West Australian/AAP)
Woodside in talks with partners over future of Browse (The West Australian)
Gas Hub protesters arrested in Perth (Sky News)


Thursday, January 20th, 2011 Actions, Gas Comments Off

Sea parks are good for people and fish

Ian Kiernan in The Age
January 20, 2011

When I sailed solo around the world in 1986-87, I looked forward to visiting the fabled Sargasso Sea at the heart of the Bermuda Triangle. Famous for being a ”golden rainforest of the sea”, literally covered by seaweed, I found instead a fading legend carpeted by rubbish.

Since the first clean-up of Sydney Harbour in 1989, the public has demonstrated its overwhelming concern for the health of our waterways and rugged landscapes by acting to conserve our natural environment… More »

Thursday, January 20th, 2011 Marine Comments Off

Broome residents divided over proposed gas hub

ABC Kimberley
Erin Parke
Scattered in nooks and crannies around Broome are posters depicting the town as a smoky hell-hole. In the foreground of the poster, a chain of camels saunters down idyllic Cable beach; in the water behind, a menacing looking factory lined with smoke stacks pumps black into the sky.
It is part of a carefully orchestrated campaign to rouse locals into rebellion against the proposed building of a gas hub at James Price Point, just north of Broome, and you could argue it has worked. More »

Thursday, January 13th, 2011 Gas Comments Off

Gas hub will force house prices up

10 January 2010

The president of the Real Estate Institute of Australia says the Western Australian Government is downplaying the impact a gas hub near Broome would have on the local housing market.  More »

Thursday, January 13th, 2011 Gas Comments Off