Hundreds gathered at Chinatown Oval in Broome this morning for a peaceful and warm hearted rally to express their support for retaining the Kimberley coast without industrial development, specifically a LNG at James Price Point.
It was a spectacle of banners, placards, floating fish, paddling turtles and a waving whale, music and people.
Inspiring performances by Kerrianne Cox, Steve Pigram, Harry Jackamarra, Clint and Wil Thomas; The speakers Joseph Roe, Lorna Cox, Neil McKenzie, Martin Pritchard, Arnhem Hunter, Robyn Wells, Kerry Marvell and Chris Maher urged us to stay strong; to write to the Prime Minister; make this an election issue; beware the social consequences; understand what’s happened in the Pilbara; a wise warning about the drug issues ‘without speed the Burrup would never have been built’; to be informed; to ask questions; understand what real Indigenous employment means; keep looking after country. The message was loud and clear, no one here wants gas in the Kimberley.
Keep the faith
Spread the word
Stay strong for country”