130218 – Who Gets To Develop James Price Point?: Deborah Ruiz Wall, New Matilda

* Deborah Ruiz Wall, New Matilda:
Who Gets To Develop James Price Point?
* ABC: Wilderness Society challenges gas hub approvals
* Kimberley Page: Rachel Siewert on gas hub emmisions
* The West: Govt defends axing of greenhouse gas controls
* Kimberley Campaign Events
* Background to the Save The Kimberley Campaign:
James Price Point, north of Broome, WA

* The Wire interviews Manawangu (Muckaty) Traditional Owners
Isobel Phillips & Doris Kelly
* Tennant & District Times:
Nuke waste in focus, Muckaty in the frame
* Background to the proposed Muckaty nuclear waste dump

* Other articles

* DEBORAH RUIZ WALL, NEW MATILDA:
WHO GETS TO DEVELOP JAMES PRICE POINT?

– Analysis / Opinion

New Matilda: Who Gets To Develop James Price Point?
http://newmatilda.com/2013/02/14/who-gets-develop-james-price-point
14 Feb 13: “As the push for economic development continues
in the Kimberley, conflicting definitions of ownership
remain at issue in the dispute over Woodside’s gas project
… Walmadany-James Price Point, the chosen LNG Precinct
site is subject to a joint native title claim by
Traditional Owners, Goolarabooloo and Jabirr Jabirr. The
fundamental principle for any economic development of
Aboriginal traditional lands is Indigenous Full Prior
Informed Consent (IFPIC), a policy that was adopted in the
Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous People by the
United Nations … ” By Deborah Ruiz Wall

* ABC: WILDERNESS SOCIETY CHALLENGES GAS HUB APPROVALS

– News

ABC: Wilderness Society challenges gas hub approvals
http://www.abc.net.au/news/2013-02-12/wilderness-society-challenges-gas-hub-approvals/4514260
12 Feb 13: “The Supreme Court has begun hearing a challenge
by the Wilderness Society and a traditional landowner to
the environmental approvals granted for the $30 billion
Kimberley gas hub. The society, together with traditional
landowner Richard Hunter, launched the legal action against
the Environmental Protection Authority and the Environment
Minister Bill Marmion. They are applying to have the court
overturn an EPA report and subsequent ministerial decisions
to approve the project, alleging apparent bias and failure
to follow procedure.”

* KIMBERLEY PAGE: RACHEL SIEWERT ON GAS HUB EMMISIONS

– News

Kimberley Page: Rachel Siewert on gas hub emmisions
http://www.kimberleypage.com.au/2013/02/rachel-siewert-on-gas-hub-emmisions/
12 Feb 13: “Greens Senator Rachel Siewert says the WA
government is imposing no emmisions requirements on the
proposed gas hub. “The proposed LNG hub at James Price
Point represents a huge increase in greenhouse gas
emissions,” Senator Siewert said. “When I questioned the
Department of Climate Change, they said it was a matter for
WA and they would be taking no action over the WA
Government’s removal of emission requirements on the
project’s emissions.””

* THE WEST: GOVT DEFENDS AXING OF GREENHOUSE GAS CONTROLS

– News

The West: Govt defends axing of greenhouse gas controls
http://au.news.yahoo.com/thewest/business/a/-/national/16117839/govt-defends-axing-of-greenhouse-gas-controls/
12 Feb 13: “A Government department overseen by Premier
Colin Barnett pushed for pollution restrictions on Woodside
Petroleum’s $40 billion gas hub to be lifted just weeks
before WA’s Environment Minister axed them. … Documents
obtained by Environs Kimberley under Freedom of
Information laws show the DSD appealed against an
Environmental Protection Authority report which
recommended Browse have stringent pollution controls.
These included keeping emissions below a minimum level and
having the performance of the companies involved
independently assessed and publicised.”
Daniel Mercer, The West Australian

* KIMBERLEY CAMPAIGN EVENTS:

– Events

Event: Fri 22 February 2013: Sydney CBD, NSW
The Wilderness Society Sydney:
Festival for the Kimberley
Guest speakers:
* Reverend Ray Minniecon
* Glen Klatovsky,
National Kimberley campaigner for the Wilderness Society
Includes:
* ‘Lurujarri Dreaming’ documentary – Sydney Sneak Preview
“Calling all Sydneysiders: This is your chance
join us for a fun-filled day to bring the stunning
beauty of the Kimberley region to Sydney,
and to stand in solidarity with the people of
Broome against industrialisation as a result of the
planned James Price Point gas hub.”
Event details including agenda: [scroll down page] http://www.respectandlisten.org/kimberley.html
Event details: http://www.wilderness.org.au/campaigns/kimberley/festival-for-the-kimberley
Event details: http://www.wilderness.org.au/campaigns/kimberley/kimberley-portal-page/2/1/kimberley-events
Event details: http://www.liveguide.com.au/Events/832301/Matty_Shields_Samantha_Hamilton_Paul_Greene_and_the_Other_Colours_Rhythm_Hunters_Gambirra_Pasko/Festival_for_the_Kimberley
Flyer: http://www.respectandlisten.org/uploads/downloads/Save-the-Kimberley/Fest4Kim_FLYER.pdf
Agenda: http://www.respectandlisten.org/uploads/downloads/Save-the-Kimberley/Fest4Kim-Agenda.pdf
WGAR Background to the Save The Kimberley Campaign: http://indymedia.org.au/2012/11/22/wgar-news-background-to-the-save-the-kimberley-campaign-james-price-point-north-of-broome

Event: Sun 24 February 2013: Fremantle, Perth, WA
Concert for the Kimberley:
A concert and march in the heart of Fremantle
The Wilderness Society WA
“Join us in Fremantle on Sunday 24 February 2013
for a free, open-air concert featuring the
John Butler Trio, Missy Higgins, Ball Park Music,
special guest Dr Bob Brown, and others.”
“This concert and rally is a call to arms for
all West Australians to stand up and protect
one of our finest national treasures,
The Kimberley,” says John Butler
Event details: http://www.wilderness.org.au/campaigns/kimberley/concert-for-the-kimberley-a-concert-and-march-in-the-heart-of-fremantle
Event details: http://www.savethekimberley.com/2013/02/12/concert-for-the-kimberley/
Event details: http://www.greenleft.org.au/events/53255
WGAR Background to the Save The Kimberley Campaign: http://indymedia.org.au/2012/11/22/wgar-news-background-to-the-save-the-kimberley-campaign-james-price-point-north-of-broome

Event: Wed 27 February 2013: Hyde Park, Perth CBD, WA
Kimberley Starlight Films – Hyde Park
The Wilderness Society WA
“Join us for an amazing collection of short films
produced of the last two years in the Kimberley.
Get a snap shot of the amazing culture, Heritage
and community campaign to protect the Kimberley.”
Event details: https://www.wilderness.org.au/campaigns/kimberley/kimberley-starlight-films-hyde-park
WGAR Background to the Save The Kimberley Campaign: http://indymedia.org.au/2012/11/22/wgar-news-background-to-the-save-the-kimberley-campaign-james-price-point-north-of-broome

Event: Sat 6 July to Sun 14 July 2013:
North of Broome on the Dampier Peninsula, Kimberley, WA
The Lurujarri Dreaming Trail
Walk the Trail with us in 2013
“In 1987, Paddy Roe initiated the Lurujarri Heritage
Trail as a trigger to encourage the members of the
Goolarabooloo community to be walking the Country
again, as had always been done; to conserve;
renew and stay connected with their heritage and
traditional skills and to keep the same alive for
generations to come. He also sought to wake up
non-Aboriginal people to a relationship with the land;
to foster trust; friendship and empathy between the
indigenous community and the wider Australian
and International communities.”
Event details: http://www.goolarabooloo.org.au/lurujarri.html
Event details: http://www.australiangeographic.com.au/journal/lurujarri-heritage-walking-trail-kimberley.htm
WGAR Background to the Walmadan Tent Embassy, WA: http://indymedia.org.au/2013/01/02/walmadan-tent-embassy-james-price-point-north-of-broome-kimberley-region-wa

* BACKGROUND TO THE SAVE THE KIMBERLEY CAMPAIGN – JAMES PRICE POINT, NORTH OF BROOME, WA

Last updated: 10 February 2013

http://indymedia.org.au/2012/11/22/wgar-news-background-to-the-save-the-kimberley-campaign-james-price-point-north-of-broome

* THE WIRE INTERVIEWS MANAWANGU (MUCKATY) TRADITIONAL OWNERS
ISOBEL PHILLIPS & DORIS KELLY:

– Audio Interviews

The Wire: Muckaty owners spread message through photography
Produced by Annie Hastwell
http://www.thewire.org.au/storyDetail.aspx?ID=10023
14 Feb 13: “An exhibition of daily life in Manawangku
country, the area around Muckaty station currently slated
for a nuclear waste dump, opens in Adelaide tonight. The
exhibition “Manawangku-Under a Nuclear Cloud features
photographs by Jagath Dheerasekara. It is making its way
around the country.
Featured in story:
* Isobel Phillips, Manawangku traditional owner
* Doris Kelly, Manawangku traditional owner
* Natalie Wasley”

– Event

Event: 14 February – 22 March 2013: Marleston, Adelaide, SA
Manuwangku – Under the Nuclear Cloud
Exhibition by Human Rights Activist, Jagath Dheerrasekara
The Light Gallery: http://lightgallery.ccp.sa.edu.au/
Adelaide Fringe 2013: http://issuu.com/adelaidefringe
Opening: Thu 14 Feb 2013 6-8pm
Artist talk commenses 5pm before opening
“Muckaty, which traditional owners call Manuwangku,
is situated 120 km north of Tennant Creek,
Northern Territory and is slated for a federal radioactive
waste storage facility.”
“Manuwangku, Under the Nuclear Cloud is a photographic
narrative of the spirit, the connection to land and
the collective voice of the community that came through
by photographer Jagath Dheerasekara (www.jd.photoshelter.com)
living there and experiencing their socio-cultural life.”
“It is a testimony to the resilience of the community
and captures the determination of people bound
together through a common struggle to keep
their traditional land free from nuclear waste.”
“This traveling exhibition is a collaborative project
with the Manuwangku (Muckaty) Traditional Owners,
the Beyond Nuclear Initiative (BNI) and
the Amnesty International.”
Interviews with Manawangku traditional owners Isobel Phillips & Doris Kelly: http://www.thewire.org.au/storyDetail.aspx?ID=10023
Beyond Nuclear Initiative (BNI): http://beyondnuclearinitiative.com/2013/02/12/nuclear-waste-in-the-spotlight-muckaty-in-the-frame-northern-territory-exhibition-to-open-at-adelaide-fringe-festival/
Amnesty International Australia: http://www.amnesty.org.au/indigenous-rights
Event details: http://lightgallery.ccp.sa.edu.au/?event-items=fringe-2013-manuwangku-under-the-nuclear-cloud-by-jagath-dheerasekara
Event details: http://lightgallery.ccp.sa.edu.au/
Event details: http://www.amnesty.org.au/sa/event/31014/
Event details on page 121: http://issuu.com/adelaidefringe/docs/2013_adelaide_fringe_guide
Tennant & District Times: http://www.tennantcreektimes.com.au/story/1303825/nuke-waste-in-focus-muckaty-in-the-frame/
WGAR Background to the proposed Muckaty nuclear waste dump in NT: http://indymedia.org.au/2012/04/22/background-to-the-proposed-muckaty-nuclear-waste-dump-in-nt-australia

See:

WGAR News: Muckaty Northern Territory exhibition to open at
Adelaide Fringe festival: BNI (14 Feb 13)
http://indymedia.org.au/2013/02/13/wgar-news-muckaty-northern-territory-exhibition-to-open-at-adelaide-fringe-festival-bni

* TENNANT & DISTRICT TIMES:
NUKE WASTE IN FOCUS, MUCKATY IN THE FRAME

– News

Tennant & District Times:
Nuke waste in focus, Muckaty in the frame
http://www.tennantcreektimes.com.au/story/1303825/nuke-waste-in-focus-muckaty-in-the-frame/
15 Feb 13: “THE proposed nuclear waste dump at Muckaty is
back in the spotlight now an exhibition has opened at the
Adelaide Fringe Festival. Manuwangku, Under the Nuclear
Cloud opened at Adelaide’s Light Gallery in Marleston last
night. The series of photographs by Jagath Dheerasekara
profiles the people from Muckaty whose land has been
targeted by the deeply unpopular Federal Government plan.
Traditional owners, Isobel Phillips and Doris Kelly
attended the opening and spoke about the community
campaign opposing the dump.”

* BACKGROUND TO THE PROPOSED MUCKATY NUCLEAR WASTE DUMP:

Last updated: 14 February 2013

http://indymedia.org.au/2012/04/22/background-to-the-proposed-muckaty-nuclear-waste-dump-in-nt-australia

* OTHER ARTICLES:

– Audio Interview

Indigenous radio station 98.9FM Brisbane:
Let’s Talk – Aunty Lilla Watson & Aunty Mary Graham
http://www.989fm.com.au/category/podcasts/lets-talk/
14 Feb 13: Tiga Bayles interviews
Aunty Lilla Watson & Aunty Mary Graham
Listen to this interview on-line:
http://www.989fm.com.au/podcasts/lets-talk/aunty-lilla-watson-aunty-mary-graham-2/

– News

SNAICC News:
New resource aims to assist the healing of children and families
http://www.snaicc.org.au/news-events/fx-view-article.cfm?loadref=32&id=991
13 Feb 13: “SNAICC has published a new resource looking at
promising practices in the area of healing for Aboriginal
and Torres Strait Islander children and families. Healing
programs in Australia are at a new frontier. Prime
Minister Kevin Rudd’s National Apology in 2008 and the
establishment of the Aboriginal and Torres Strait
Islander Healing Foundation helped put healing at the
forefront of the national conversation for Aboriginal
and Torres Strait Islander people. Healing in Practice
documents programs that enhance Aboriginal and Torres
Strait Islander children and families capacity for
healing, … ”

– Media Release

Central Land Council:
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples Recognition Bill 2012
http://www.clc.org.au/media-releases/article/aboriginal-and-torres-strait-islander-peoples-recognition-bill-2012/
13 Feb 13: “The Central Land Council has welcomed the
passing of the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander
Peoples Recognition Bill 2012 in the Australian Parliament.
CLC Director David Ross said the bi-partisan support for
the Bill gave everybody hope that a referendum could
succeed and carry Australia into a more modern era of race
relations.
“I have been enormously heartened by the support in the
Australian Parliament today and the goodwill exhibited by
both parties for this recognition of Aboriginal people,”
Mr Ross said.”

See:

WGAR News: Sovereign Union serves the Crown with
formal objection to the Act of Recognition (15 Feb 13)
http://indymedia.org.au/2013/02/15/wgar-news-sovereign-union-serves-the-crown-with-formal-objection-to-the-act-of-recognitio

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