Monday, February 25, 2013

Rally and concert for the Kimberley

20,000 people turned out to hear the John Butler Trio, Missy Higgins and Bob Brown among others in a concert and rally and march for the Kimberley in Fremantle on February 24, 2013.

It was a massive outpouring of community opposition to the Barnett government's blatant attempts to steal Aboriginal land, ride roughshod over local community opposition to the project and to trash the environmental qualities of the area around James Price Point.

Less widely known but of major concern is the fact that this project - regardless of where the gas is processed (JPP, off shore, Pilbara, etc) - if it goes ahead will contribute between 30-40 million tonnes of greenhouse gases to the atmosphere every year. On this basis alone the project should be rejected in favour of investment in renewable energy and other measures to reduce carbon pollution.

The video above is from Green Left TV.