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Brown to return for hub fight

NICOLA KALMARBroome Advertiser
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Former Greens Leader Bob Brown has vowed to return to the Kimberley to fight Woodside over the proposed gas hub at James Price Point, regardless of who will claim the Kimberley seat in next week’s State election.

Dr Brown made a brief trip to Broome last week to throw his support behind Greens candidate Chris Maher at a pre-election launch at Broome Convention Centre.

He told the Broome Advertiser he would come back to the region if Woodside conducted work at James Price Point. “If they bring the drills into those sand dunes, the Aboriginal burial sites, I’m committing to coming back and I can’t imagine Woodside is going to waste a billion dollars on further developing a plan that’s ultimately going to fail,” he said. “But if

they do, there’s a lot at stake and the Goolarabooloo people have asked me back and I’ve said I will come back.”

Doctor Brown said the Kimberley’s future was in the hands of the community.

“This is serious, people’s votes in the ballot box will determine whether the Kimberley is industrialised or whether it is eulogised around the world as a special place which has the common sense to protect the amenity, the environmental and cultural heritage which makes it second to none on the planet.”

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