Q. When will you say I cant win this.
Barnett wants to know where are all the Australians to stand up for Australia?
Why am I the only voice?
Why is it in Australia the media barracks for these things.FLNG.Why do they keep saying JPP is going to fall over?
Why is public opinion and the media against it?
"I feel pretty lonely in that..."
HE WAS FIRED UP AND REFERRED TO HIMSELF AS "THE LONE VOICE".
Q. What do you say if the JV partners say its uneconomic?
A. Australian people own the gas.
(THE LONE VOICE AND ONLY THE LONE VOICE WILL SAY WHERE IT IS PROCESSED)
Hutchinson kept referring to Barnett as Hugo Chavez,a nationalist.
Barnett seemed to like it!
BUT when he mentioned he had spoken to Coleman a week ago his voice and bluster dropped,caught in his own trap he told his usual porkies.
Presumably the meeting did not go well for him.
Q. What will you do if the partners decide on FLNG?
A. I will see to it the project is delayed by 5 - 10 years and it is redone in a different form and processed onshore....
After Barnett left,and after a John Lee Hooker song,"Boom Boom",Hutch said,"Colin Barnett is so adamant that the Browse gas be processed onshore that I wouldn't mind betting the transcript of this mornings interview is sitting somewhere on some important Woodside persons desk".
NOTE : I cant do shorthand so this was really just my best effort as best I could.
But accurate as so far as the general drift is concerned.