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Australia: WA ‘sells soul’ to gas firm for tourism boost

By Thu, Jun 14, 2012 8:49AM UTC 22 Comments

Western Australia (WA) is set to defy all opposition to chase its dream to turn Broome into a key tourist destination – including a court’s injunction order to stop gas giant, Woodside Petroleum, from drilling at a site in James Price Point. With Woodside offering big bucks to finance WA’s tourism promos, the State Government could not back down. North West Australian Tourism was pleased to announce...

Kimberly gas hub sparks nationwide protests

By Wed, May 16, 2012 7:26PM UTC 22 Comments

The dream of Western Australia to transform Broome into a dazzling New Dubai faces no paved road. The multi-billion Woodside Petroleum’s gas hub has ignited intermittent tensions between local residents and the police. The State Government dispatched a strong 140-200 police to James Price Point this week alerting  Green activists nationwide to join forces with Broome residents...