Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Barnett keeps his foot on the gas

Barnett keeps his foot on the gas
: ” Barnett says in an interview with The Australian Financial Review. “I don’t think you will find a future premier, Liberal or Labor, who will be prepared to take on the issues in the Kimberley.”

Barnett concedes that opposition to Woodside’s project is a sore point, one which would be better dealt with before 2013.

Would he be disappointed though, after his efforts, if it fell over?

“Not personally, but I want it to happen because it is the right thing and I know as a Premier that it is the only way I can deliver genuine economic opportunity to that part of the country,” he says.

“Despite all the protests, it is a clean industry. It is not the smokestack industry everyone talks about.”

The Australian Financial Review

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