Monday, November 15, 2010

Woodside drilling convoy turned back by babies and old ladies.



Despite an undertaking last Friday by Woodside to Goolarabooloo Senior Law Man Joseph Roe that no work would be carried out this week on the site of the proposed gas processing refinery at James Price Point, Woodside went ahead and dispatched a convoy from Broome at 4.30am this morning.

The Woodside/Hagstrom convoy included: a drill rig; a large truck with tank and pumping systems; a semi trailer carrying two tracked vehicles with water tanks; an ambulance; and numerous security personnel.

The convoy turned back at Quondong this morning by a small group of concerned citizens from the Broome Community ‘NO GAS’ who have sent out a strong message that Woodside will be opposed at every turn.

35 comments:

  1. Brilliant and well done!

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  2. This gas is so dirty they think pushing it through like this will fool anyone?If Australia sets a carbon price of $15 a tonne,the tax on 32 million tonnes would be 480 million dollars a year.The quality of life anywhere near the one or three gas plants would be completely destroyed.How can the KLC have no conscience for all the lives they will destroy if this were to happen?How can anyone pretend with a clear conscience pushing this gas hub at the expense of all these peoples lives is OK?We need the money,we need the jobs?These people don't need disease and death so a few can get "rich" at their expense.

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  3. no one will die or get hurt. woodside's protection facilities are second to none, and this information is freely available. the real greater broome community is all for this project

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  4. HAHAHA.Joke of the year so far!I think these meaningless remarks have passed their use by date.The Broome community is becoming better informed of this pollution monster every day.You can take your sheeple speil and shove it!

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  5. And all this while in the KLC offices in Blackman Street they sit and plot another Noonkanbah.

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  6. Woodside surveys whales?They started all the explosions the week before the whales were due!And they pretend to be amazed only a couple of thousand were brave enough to come closer than 8 klm of Prices Point.This mob truly are the scum of the Earth.

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  7. Shell and now BHP.Bloody good job.Inpex not having a good run in Darwin,blasting in the harbour likely to kill lots of Snubfin Dolphins,and heightened fears about the emissions from the very dirty Browse gas.

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  8. BHP and Shell finding out doing business is better with values and standards.If only Woodside and the Premier would wake up!Sheer bloody mindedness and bullying do not get you over people power.It should be obvious to all by now,including the Prime Minister,the targets Australia want to achieve are not possible if this stupid plan goes ahead.There is no other way out of this bind other than to let the companies backfill the NW Shelf.Even then there is a good chance this very dirty gas cannot be developed without a major advancement in carbon capture technology.If these companies and our governments are serious about respect for Human Life,there is no other alternative other than leave it in the ground.As a contrast,China is going to build a 2000 hectare solar power plant.They expect to power 2 million homes.

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  9. http://www.abc.net.au/news/stories/2010/11/17/3068933.htm?section=justin

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  10. STORY GOING ROUND>MEGA RIG in quarentine down south,destination>KIMBERLEY.twice the size of anything seen here before.This is a land rig.Estimates as high as 50 road trains to transport it.Needs very large cranes to assemble.Also needs much road construction to get it around.Pads and turkey nests etc.

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  11. yes-somewhere else.

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  12. Rey Resources maybe,for the coal.But then a rig this size would be for very deep drilling work.

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  13. I like pineapples.

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  14. Yes there is something going on.Have heard that a huge drilling program is planned using a land rig way bigger than any that has worked this country before.It has been imported from overseas,so it would have to spend time quarantined,would have to come through major port for an area large enough to store it in.Also local contractors have been asked to provide machinery for the moving and assembly of the rig.Don't know if traditional owners have been approached.

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  15. could be a pineapple?a lemon or an onion!

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  16. re the rig:this was accurate up till recently.however it proved to be too much logistics wise.the drilling will still be done,but by some smaller rigs instead.a lemon yes,definately an onion but not a pineapple.

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  17. Harold Holt is still alive.

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  18. as is kit marlowe

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  19. there are no words rhymes with orange.

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  20. if you're a cabbage

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  21. VERY SERIOUS STUFF !!!Terrible story being carried by most majors today...says bones Joe Roe showed Bob Browne are dog or hippy bones........http://www.smh.com.au/environment/conservation/battlelines-drawn-in-the-sand-over-30b-gas-project-20101119-180yy.html

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  22. Also questions whether Joe Roe is a genuine leader or a shyster on the make.

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  23. There once was a man Joe Roe,
    Who thought he could make some dough,
    Along came an deal,
    He lost on appeal,
    There once was a man Joe Roe.

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  24. hmmmm...a snake with a head like a rat lives here now

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  25. A few of late.All Barnett types.They spell gas with a capital G.Country with a lower c.And are trying to put a wedge in colin-isation style:Joe Roe has the same motivation as them,MONEY.

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  26. http://www.smh.com.au/environment/conservation/battlelines-drawn-in-the-sand-over-30b-gas-project-20101119-180yy.html

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  27. def bin lot bout hippys lately #=$&*

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  28. Hey Wayne Bergman I challenge you to stand in front of Joe Roe and call him a"shyster on the make"to his face.one on one buddy

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  29. Woodside and colin could give me a million bucks cash in the hand and I`D laugh in their face.You cant buy integrity.I am the real deal

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  30. YES your story has always been the same.The other mob have changed theirs a few times over the years.When they were all drunk around town your mob looked after everything.After McAlpine a few of them decided to sober up a bit.Suddenly they had to have it all.What was once the most beautiful country in the world was to be changed into dollars.Then the gas plant was on,and so was the game."We've had a meeting and decided to steal someone elses country.They're not doing much with it,so we've decided to do something.We need the money".Bergman was in place waiting with his big "get into bed with anyone and beg"schemes.They tried to play everyone for suckers.Every lie they could dream up.Never sharing information.But no matter how hard they've tried they haven't taken away any of the power of that country.So now they stand exposed for what they truly stand for.They have managed an almost impossible transformation of the KLC.From something to prevent another Noonkanbah,to something to promote another Noonkanbah.And all the people who have told lies for Woodside:the fires of hell await you.

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  31. http://eniar.org/news/Roe.html

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  32. They put the poor bugger in the jail house in Wyndham, locked him in. He’d done nothing. They just put him in the jail, that’s all, and he came out and went away. After a while they saw Boxer walking round in the pub out there. ‘Oh blimey’, the policeman said, ‘There Boxer outside walkin around.’ ‘Oh well’, old M. P. Durack said to him, ‘You can getim and putim in jail if you wantim.’ They went up. The policeman caught him and took him back and locked him up in the jail house. As soon as they walked away, two or three hours after, they saw Boxer again walking about outside. ‘Ah well, give him another go.’ The third time they tried again and saw Boxer sitting down in the store in a chair, the old bastard. They didn’t know what to do. The policeman couldn’t do anything.[29]

    This escape narrative has exactly the same structure as Paddy Roe’s ‘Mirdinan’, even down to the three-part structure.[30] Mirdinan goes further afield, down to Fremantle, to dramatically escape from the noose as he is hanged, transforming into an eaglehawk and flying back to his country. Boxer’s magic persona shares some of these features of freedom of movement; self transformation (changing into an emu, also in Paddy Roe’s stories); letting his guts spill out and putting them back; creating songs and stories, all in explicit assertion of blackfella power.[31] This, I would argue is inside work on the representations of both black and white culture. It is less the mediation of the clever man, creating a syncretic culture by going backwards and forwards, and it is certainly not the culture of a radical outside, as in the Mulunga cult (or Pigeon’s guerilla warfare in the central Kimberley) which would bring whitefella rule to an end and take things back to the old ways.

    Boxer’s infiltration and conceptual change of both laws is open-ended. As Swain says, it incorporates time, perhaps for the first time, in a significant way in Kimberley cultures. We don’t know what happened to Boxer in the end. Unlike Paddy Roe’s Mirdinan, who was defeated by a whitefella power, alcohol, and dumped in the deep water off Broome (another source of ceremonial power according to Swain), Boxer, in a way, still lives. One source says he was ‘in our cemetery down at Argyle.’[32] Jack Sullivan says he was buried in Darwin, but then years later seen in a pub in Hughenden, North Queensland, by a white station manager, who returned to Darwin to find his grave split open.[33] ‘I don’t think magic people die,’ concludes Bulla.[34]

    And it’s my turn to conclude. In my experiment of inflecting deconstructive method with the changing stories of Aboriginal power, leading up to the radical challenge to historiography posed by Boxer, I am left with further questions: What is the most appropriate method for understanding that frontier history? As Tim Rowse says, ‘The most difficult part of frontier history for Europeans is the history of Aboriginal understanding: how did they make sense of the invaders … ?Stephen Muecke.

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  33. a good story!......They put the poor bugger in the jail house in Wyndham, locked him in. He’d done nothing. They just put him in the jail, that’s all, and he came out and went away. After a while they saw Boxer walking round in the pub out there. ‘Oh blimey’, the policeman said, ‘There Boxer outside walkin around.’ ‘Oh well’, old M. P. Durack said to him, ‘You can getim and putim in jail if you wantim.’ They went up. The policeman caught him and took him back and locked him up in the jail house. As soon as they walked away, two or three hours after, they saw Boxer again walking about outside. ‘Ah well, give him another go.’ The third time they tried again and saw Boxer sitting down in the store in a chair, the old bastard. They didn’t know what to do. The policeman couldn’t do anything.[29]

    ...This escape narrative has exactly the same structure as Paddy Roe’s ‘Mirdinan’, even down to the three-part structure.[30] Mirdinan goes further afield, down to Fremantle, to dramatically escape from the noose as he is hanged, transforming into an eaglehawk and flying back to his country. Boxer’s magic persona shares some of these features of freedom of movement; self transformation (changing into an emu, also in Paddy Roe’s stories); letting his guts spill out and putting them back; creating songs and stories, all in explicit assertion of blackfella power....

    .... We don’t know what happened to Boxer in the end. Unlike Paddy Roe’s Mirdinan, who was defeated by a whitefella power, alcohol, and dumped in the deep water off Broome (another source of ceremonial power according to Swain), Boxer, in a way, still lives. One source says he was ‘in our cemetery down at Argyle.’[32] Jack Sullivan says he was buried in Darwin, but then years later seen in a pub in Hughenden, North Queensland, by a white station manager, who returned to Darwin to find his grave split open.[33] ‘I don’t think magic people die,’ concludes Bulla.[34]

    ... As Tim Rowse says, ‘The most difficult part of frontier history for Europeans is the history of Aboriginal understanding: how did they make sense of the invaders … ?Stephen Muecke.

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  34. http://epress.anu.edu.au/dtf/mobile_devices/ch10.html

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