- outrageous dis empowerment of our local Council;
- blatant Infringements of social justice, human rights, our privacy and our feeling of well being
- disdain of the Aboriginal Heritage Act and our Cultural Heritage
- drilling in Heritage listed dinosaur track sites, whilst denying it
- contempt of our sense of place, multcultural community and lifestyled
- dismissal and repudiation of major social impacts and concerns
- avoidance of responsibilities and evading consequences for undertaking unlawfully works
- the misuse and abuse of the police service for the protection of machines to undertake unlawful activities
- private security force whose role is to intimidate and aggravate local Broome people
- flawed science
- the changing of community developed planning scheme and land use plans
- altering planning laws and legislation to fit your agenda
- injustice, the corruption and the manipulation antics across many government departments
- gifts to senior gov civil servants, football tickets and secret meeting over football matches
- establishment of a committee of one
- criminalisation of senior respected community leaders and strong community members,
- the use of old women to push your propaganda about economic gains for indigenous people
- the manipulation of the training institutions and schools
- your lies, your spin, and your daily convoys .
Commentary - Aidan Ricketts:
Aidan, speaks not only for his region and community, but for many communities in Australia, like Broome who are already suffering under corporation invasion.
Clearly there is something very wrong with democracy in Australia when it comes to communities challenging the dominance of the fossil fuel lobby. This lobby has spent decades sewing up its links with politicians of all major political parties in Australia and now occupies a privileged position that threatens the integrity our governance system. The industry is over subsidised, under regulated and in the case of the new unconventional gas industry under-researched.
What else could explain a government granting a production license to a mining company barely three days after an overwhelming official public vote recorded 87% opposition?
When governments and corporations combine to steamroll communities in the face of such overwhelming opposition it is inevitable that serious conflict will result. Fortunately the social movements opposed to unconventional gas are committed to peaceful protest and non-violent direct action as the only remaining democratic avenue left to these embattled communities to protect themselves, their water and their environment.