Monday, November 21, 2011

James Price Point Woodside Gas Development Plan | Broome

James Price Point Woodside Gas Development Plan | Broome: On a social impact front, when Premier Barnett threatened ''compulsory acquisition'' of land on which to build the proposed gas refinery, he invalidated the negotiation process and virtually put a ''gun to the head'' of every traditional owner in the region, rekindling an imperialistic attitude harking back more than 200 years.

This proposal has been sugar-coated as being the saviour to the indigenous people of the region: providing them with a ''last chance'' economic opportunity to secure better housing, health and schooling. These are rights that every Australian is entitled to and they should never be held to ransom in return for a citizen’s land and culture.

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