Archive for October, 2011
A study of bilby populations on the Dampier Peninsula has finished, with its author claiming to have found evidence of a bigger and more settled population than previously recorded.
Eastern states ecologist Malcolm Linday has examined the number and location of bilby burrows on the peninsula, amidst concern the planned Kimberley gas hub could impact the threatened species.
Ollie Butterfield, 26, is usually wheelchair bound but has been able to climb under the vehicle where he has been sitting for several hours.
A protester who’s scaled a 30-metre tower at the site of the proposed James Price Point gas hub, north of Broome, is refusing police demands to come down.
New South Wales man Scott Daines climbed the weather tower early this morning, and police efforts to coax him down have so far been unsuccessful.
FLIP PRIOR, The West Australian
The controversy over the proposed James Price Point gas hub has led to three times as many electors as usual lodging early votes in Broome’s local government elections.
WA Electoral Commissioner returning officer David Payne said 1202 votes had already been lodged in person by electors in the Broome and Dampier Peninsula Aboriginal communities by the second last day of voting.
That compares with 426 in 2009.
Mr Payne reported brisk trade at the Broome Shire offices this morning, saying people were still streaming through the doors with half a day to go for early votes.