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JPP gas hub threatens newly listed endangered ecological community

Rachel Siewert 4 Mar 2013

The Australian Greens said today that Woodside’s proposed massive gas hub at James Price Point will destroy areas of endangered ecological communities just listed by the Federal Government.

"The listing of monsoon vine thickets in the Kimberley as an endangered ecological community should be the final signal for Woodside to abandon James Price Point as the site for its gas hub," Senator Rachel Siewert, Australian Greens spokesperson on the Kimberley said today.

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Premier’s approach ostracising all in the push to develop James Price Point

Rachel Siewert 12 Dec 2012

 The Australian Greens say the blinkered vision of the WA Government in seeking to develop James Price Point is undermining the project by ostracising Aboriginal people, community members and Joint Venture partners alike.

“BHP’s sale of its Browse stake is another sign of the toll this flawed project is taking on all those involved,” Senator Siewert said today.

“We know that there are other, viable options for processing Browse LNG that don’t bring with them the environmental impact and damage to communities, culture and heritage.

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Greens say Barnett should abandon compulsory acquisition

Rachel Siewert 10 Dec 2012

The Australian Greens say the WA Government should abandon any further attempts to compulsorily acquire land at James Price Point.

“The threat to compulsorily acquire land has led division amongst Aboriginal people and has undermined the concept of free, prior and informed consent,” Senator Rachel Siewert said today.

“Yet again we see another failure of due process, which demonstrates the Government’s lack of concern or consideration when it comes to James Price Point – they’re much more interested in developing their industrial hub, whatever the cost.

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JPP protection relies on Minister Burke as the WA Government greases the wheels of industrialisation

Rachel Siewert 16 Nov 2012

The WA Government's predictable approval of the James Price Point LNG development means final responsibility for protecting the area's future sits squarely with Environment Minister Tony Burke, the Australian Greens said today.

"It is obviously no surprise that the WA Government has given the go-ahead to the James Price Point development, now it is up to the Federal Government to demonstrate the sound judgement needed to recognise the serious threat posed by this project," Australian Greens Senator Rachel Siewert said today.

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Obligation now lies with Burke to protect James Price Point - Greens

Rachel Siewert 30 Oct 2012

 

The Australian Greens say the obligation to protect James Price Point now lies with Federal Environment Minister Tony Burke, after the WA Government accepted the findings of the Appeals Committee’s report which found in favour of the original, tainted EPA assessment of the proposed LNG Hub and industrial gateway.

“It is incredibly disappointing that the WA Government has backed the findings of the flawed EPA assessment despite the astounding number of appeals lodged against their decision,” Australian Greens Senator Rachel Siewert said today.

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Greens encourage MPs to tune in as Kimberley dino footprints come to prime time

Rachel Siewert 4 Oct 2012

Australian Greens Senator Rachel Siewert urges all state and federal MPs should watch tonight’s episode of Catalyst on ABC to better understand the importance of the dinosaur track ways under threat by development at James Price Point.

“I encourage Premier Barnett and his Cabinet colleagues to spend some time in front of the TV tonight and see what is being jeopardised in the ongoing drive for industrial development at James Price Point,” Senator Siewert said today.

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WA Govt must ensure social, cultural impact of JPP development is examined

Rachel Siewert 5 Sep 2012

Australian Greens Senator Rachel Siewert says the WA Government needs to properly assess the social and cultural impacts of developing a gas hub at James Price Point.

A review of the EPA’s approval of the site is currently underway, after 244 appeals were received against their decision.

“The EPA paid lip service to social and cultural concerns about this project, and tried to palm the issue off by saying the study had already been done,” Senator Siewert said today.

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