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Published on Aug 3, 2011
Tony Burke the minister for the environment while in Broome visited James Price Point or Walmadan as it is known locally, to meet elders and discuss the affect this proposed gas plant will have on their community and environment. There he was shown how culturally rich and bio-diverse this land really is and the destructive impact woodside have already had on such a sacred place. From there he was then greeted by a passionate community compelled to appeal for the minister not to approve the worlds largest LNG refinery at James Price Point. Strong outstanding members of the community and traditional owners held an audience with the minister to discuss their concerns for their health, lifestyle and their community. Teresa Roe told about days gone by and her strength then and her kindness and generosity towards all now. That land has shaped who all these people are. Elsa voiced her concerns for the dinosaur trackway and woodsides destructive techniques including at sea with migrating whales. Although the ministers tongue was tied on a few issues he left an excited buzz in his wake over the deadline for heritage listing of the dinosaur trackway on August 31st and hundreds of people hanging on to the hope that there still is a chance this will come to and end....