If you care about keeping the Kimberley natural and clean then this should be of interest to you. I’m not normally one to jump on other peoples campaigns but if we allow these remote places to become trampled then our beautiful country will slowly be destroyed. Lets help keep the Kimberley industry free …
Sign the petition at http://www.getup.org.au/campaign/Homelands&id=1386 to say NO to the forced acquisition of land at James Price Point for the building of a privately owned gas plant.
Following is the letter from the people at GetUp who are running this campaign.
Western Australia’s Dampier Peninsula is one of the most ecologically fragile, and culturally significant areas of Australia.
Yet despite local Indigenous groups having strong cultural ties to the area, WA Premier Colin Barnett announced this week his intention to compulsorily acquire the land at James Price Point in order to build a multibillion dollar gas processing plant.
By doing this, Barnett is bypassing vital processes of negotiation and consultation with Traditional Owners. Will you join me in sending a message to Colin Barnett that this is an unacceptable violation of Indigenous rights?
Indigenous Australians have the right to make their own decisions about their land and how it is used. To circumnavigate the negotiations that were being undertaken through the announcement of this acquisition, is a huge setback for the Indigenous Rights movement. Will you help support the traditional owners, by signing the petition?