August 10th, 2012
Changing landscape of Aboriginal and green politics
The Greens and their supporters face a moral dilemma in the Kimberley where environmental concerns are in conflict with Aboriginal self-determination.
Since James Price Point, just north of Broome in northern Western Australia, was selected as the State Government’s preferred location for a gas precinct, environmentalists have waged war on behalf of threatened species, dinosaur footprints and Aboriginal heritage. But when a majority of native title claimants voted for the industry to proceed, the environmental movement faced a tough decision.