Monday, April 15, 2013

Hopes dies with gas hub decision - The West Australian

Hopes dies with gas hub decision - The West Australian 
Another bullshit story that again continues to use and abuse old sick women. SHAME SHAME SHAME.

On one hand they say it was purely an economic decision. They say  the Campaign had nothing to do with the decision not to proceed with James Price Point.  No credit is given to this outstanding community driven campaign that inspired the nation and was highly successful.  Why ? because governments and corporations  cannot afford to let other people and communities across Australia get the idea that they can fight and win against mighty corporations,  corrupt government and flawed processes. The last thing they want to admit is the fact that James Price Point was fought and won by the people for the people.  But when it comes to blaming, the finger is pointed directly at us. Go figure!

As a Campaign we were able to play hardball environmentalism that leveraged community outrage, targeted potential financiers and fought in courts. As a Campaign our objectives were three fold: 
  • Waylay and delay, 
  • Educate and mobilise community 
  •  Stop the project. We achieve all of this and much much more.
This Campaign exposed the desperate lengths which politicians are prepared to go to in the name of development and the mainstream media role in manipulation of the facts. Traditional owners were divided and exploited, proper process was subverted cultural heritage, land acquisition and environmental regulations were all changed and  public service were conflicted and exploited.

This Campaign has made history in environmental activism and  community power, whether the main stream media wants to recognise that or not,  the fact of the matter is our little isolated community woke up and inspired a nation. Oh  and WE WON.

Shane Huges, Damian Hurst, Martin Pitchard and Phillip Roe. The sun sets at Walmadan, as exhaustion also sets in. Phillip Roe and supporters take time to reflect on the last few days and its' moments, recounting stories and events both full of humour and emotion, which will never be forgotten.


  1. Could have sworn I saw somewhere that the agreement contained a "cancellation fee of nearly $300 million" ???

    A bit sad to see this...

    *Hopes die with gas hub decision*

    Once again this suicide card is played...

    The money required for suicide prevention in the Kimberley is less than Barnett spent on his office refurbishment.

    Time that accusation was dropped once and for all.

  2. "The State Government and Woodside are trying to determine how much is owed now the project is no longer proceeding."

    Surely Greatorex can get programs up and running with this?
    Or does he need gold plated taps and $10,000 rubbish bins in his office?


    "Gas projects in WA must set aside 15 per cent of supplies for WA industry and consumers under the State's reservation policy, but only if the gas is processed onshore rather than in Commonwealth waters."

    Barnett said he would block any attempts to bring it onshore at the Burrup - and he and only he would say where the gas came onshore.


  3. HERE are 2 stories from The Australian....


    Top End LNG to defy cost pressure

    THE company behind Australia's largest mainland LNG development has reaffirmed its commitment to the $34 billion project and declared it is "well placed" to resist spiralling cost pressures.

    The Darwin-based Ichthys Project, a joint venture between Japanese firm INPEX and French company Total, is Australia's second largest LNG development overall by capital cost, behind the $52bn Gorgon project on Barrow Island off Western Australia, a joint venture between Chevron, ExxonMobil and Shell.

    Its status was confirmed on Friday following the announcement by Woodside that it would not be proceeding with its planned $45bn LNG development at James Price Point in Western Australia. The decision comes as the Northern Territory is poised to overtake WA as Australia's fastest growing state or territory economy.


    At the 160ha, 5.7km-long site, workers directed by INPEX subcontractor JKC have already moved 2.3 million tonnes of rock, with about another 600,000 tonnes to go. The company is building a village to house 3500 workers nearby, with about 5000 expected on site at the peak of construction. The first gas is expected to be -- shipped in 2016.


    The Ichthys Project is expected to produce about 8.4 million tonnes of LNG annually, compared with Gorgon's 15 million tonnes. Australia's largest LNG project by capacity is already operating: the 16.3 million-tonne per annum North West Shelf Project, a joint venture between Woodside and six other partners.

    The former NT Labor government persuaded INPEX to build its processing plant in the Territory in part to avoid WA's 15 per cent gas reservation policy.

    Other major projects committed or under construction are Queensland's $20.4bn Curtis LNG project and the $18.5bn Gladstone LNG project.


    Jail 'holds no fear for the hungry'

    NORTHERN Territory Chief Magistrate Hilary Hannam wants funding to be shifted from prisons to crime prevention, saying poor diet and housing mean jail is no longer a deterrent for indigenous Australians.

    In a submission to the Senate standing committee on legal and constitutional affairs, Ms Hannam writes that "justice reinvestment" represents "a significant opportunity" to reduce high imprisonment rates in the Territory.

    "Imprisonment is not often a deterrent to potential offenders, particularly those with a mental illness or drug issues, as demonstrated by the number of repeat offenders and the difficulty many offenders have in reintegrating into their community after imprisonment," she says.

    "A compounding issue for some offenders in the Northern Territory is that low living standards and poor access to food and housing outside of prison mean that the threat of imprisonment is not always an effective deterrent."


    The co-ordinating body for the NT must respond to the socioeconomic disadvantages which underlie offending. This disadvantage includes a lack of education, access to healthcare, unemployment and poor housing conditions, and is prevalent in remote communities.

    "As socioeconomic disadvantage increases susceptibility to criminal behaviour, addressing high-risk areas will impact criminal tendency, especially in the long term. Reducing systematic disadvantage, a wider driver of offending, is a positive step towards reducing imprisonment rates in the NT."

    To reduce imprisonment rates, initiatives need to tackle the "common charges that result in imprisonment in the NT, including assaults, alcohol and domestic violence-related offences, and driving offences," she argues.


    How much of a POSITIVE difference will Gorgon and Wheatstone make?
    How much difference has the NWS and Pluto made?

    How much difference will the Gladstone plants make?

    How much difference will the NT gas plants make?

  4. Bergman pointing the finger this morning blaming Woodside and the Government for being aggressive and upsetting the deal process.

    However still no word on his corruption of the KLC.

    Also blaming the environment groups for suggesting tourism and the arts could provide employment and he says mining is the least damaging of all to country.

    Who's your daddy Wayne?