If you’ve been keeping up with the James Price Point Debate, and you are feeling angry by whats going on but also frustrated because you don’t know what you can do… Try these links for a good starting point.
Save the Kimberley
The Wilderness Society
It’s only takes a few minutes, and it’s a numbers game. If enough of us sign up for these the politicians will have to take notice.
All is not lost with James Price Point, it seems Geoff Cousins is now on board the campaign to stop the giant Kimberley Gas Project (20 square Kilometres!). He is the man who was instrumental in several massive successful campaigns in Tasmania, including the Tamar Valley Pulp Mill. This is a man who can really make a difference, he has a lot of influence and a loud voice, its good to see someone like him fighting for the cause.
More on the Gunns pulp mill
More on Geoff Cousins
Even More on Geoff Cousins and Gunns
Yesterday was a tragic day for Australia, yesterday Malcolm Douglas died. He will be sorely missed.
I grew up watching Malcolm Douglas films, i’m pretty sure i’ve seen all 50 odd of them, many times. He was the initial inspiration for my love for the wild places of Australia, the Kimberley in particular.
I remember seeing my first one of his films at a community hall someplace, i don’t remember where, being shown by Malcolm Douglas himself. I sat on the wooden floor of the hall, and saw images of places i had never even dreamed existed, fabulous exotic places, that i wanted to visit and wild adventures that i wanted to be a part of too.
That’s where it all began for me and many other Australians, Malcolm Douglas brought the outback into our living rooms and showed us how beautiful and important it is.
Malcolm Douglas was a bushman, a true ecologist and a statesman, he believed passionately in the sanctity of the Kimberley and fought most of his life for its preservation. He was instrumental in setting up the Save the Kimberley Foundation, was very vocal about having the whole Kimberley coast World Heritage listed, and vigourously opposed the James Price Point gas development. He was a caring compassionate man who believed in standing up for what’s important.
Now he is gone, and with so much left to do and so many things yet to be completed, its up to us to continue the fight.
Goodbye Malcolm, i’m proud to say i met you once, and i shook your hand.
For those who don’t know who Malcolm Douglas is…
I don’t know about you, but i’m having a hard time conceiving James Price Point as an insignificant place, i’m beginning to wonder if Colin Barnett has actually been there at all, or perhaps he just views the world in a different way to me. I mean, do you really think there should be a gas plant here??
Ideal site for a gas refinery?
Its official, James Price Point is now the subject of a compulsory acquisition court action. Just when I thought politicians couldn’t sink any lower, Colin Barnett take a bow, you have outdone yourself. For those of you who came in late, this is James Price Point as it is today…
If Colin Barnett and Co win the day this will be the site of a massive gas processing plant, stretching over 20 square km, complete with deep water harbour (blasted through the reef), sewage treatment plants & power generation facility, with all the extra bits and pieces that go with it. Read the rest of this entry »