Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Woodside not bothered by Kimberly land ruling | Browse

Woodside not bothered by Kimberly land ruling | Browse: Mr Roe's lawyer Michael Orlov said there would be proceedings, probably next week, to declare the songline area an Aboriginal site under the Aboriginal Heritage Act.

He said the area where the project was being developed was an Aboriginal site and should have been approved by the minister under the Heritage Act.

Mr Orlov said because the approval was not obtained, it could halt the development for around 12 months.

"The immediate practical effect of this judgment is the Browse project agreement, which depended on the validity of these notices, is invalid and has no effect," he said.

"The minister can commence again but it is a long process and we'll have to see what he does."

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