Sunday, September 12, 2010

A Theft Of Aboriginal Land

One of Australia's most pristine coastal areas is currently the center of controversy. The land--Walmandany--is located north of Broome in Western Australia and it is currently under control by its Traditional Owners the Jabirrjabirr people. Unfortunately, Walmandany (James Price Point) is a preferred site for a liquefield natural gas processing precinct. Western Australian Premier, Colin Barnett, is expected to start proceedings to acquire land later this week. This move is supported by the WA Government and the Kimberley Land Council on the grounds that development will be good for everyone and that jobs will be brought to the area. However, the reality is that should the proposal proceed it will represent another theft of aboriginal land.
To learn more about this invasion and become involve read Another Invasion by Mick Dodson.