Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Tourism body takes cash from Woodside - The West Australian

Tourism body takes cash from Woodside - The West Australian:

“We have always welcomed funding for the promotion of Broome and the Kimberley – given that State Government funding has been declining,” he said.

“However, I find it astonishing that Woodside has allocated an insignificant and inappropriate amount in it’s pursuit of “building stronger communities”.

“The truth is that their project promises to destroy a songline, it promises to destroy a world-class dinosaur trackway, and it promises to create a massive dead zone in an ocean which houses a new species of dolphin, amongst other things.

“If left undisturbed, these things combined will attract tourism well into the future.”

Mr Jones said images of police shepherding Woodside vehicles, threats of compulsory acquisition and the prospect of a massive gas “hub” had all detracted from the Broome brand.

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