Thursday, October 14, 2010

Brown makes a stand against proposed 'biggest gas plant on the planet'

Greens Leader Bob Brown has slammed Western Australian Premier Colin Barnett over his handling of the Kimberley gas hub project.

Senator Brown is in the Kimberley and yesterday toured James Price Point, the site chosen by the WA Government to process the multi-billion dollar Browse Basin gas reserves.

At a public meeting in Broome, he told the crowd that the Premier's decision to compulsorily acquire the land was a poor decision. He went on to say that he would do everything in his power to put the issue on the national agenda.

"Having been to James Price Point with the traditional owners, and having put my hand in the sand, I am committed, until the last day I draw breath, to have it stay as it is," he said.

"I've read what Premier Barnett says about James Price Point, that it's 'unremarkable'," Senator Brown said.

"From that I know one thing, you, in Western Australia, have a Premier who is unremarkable.

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