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Gas hub on the ropes: Senator Brown

Media Release
Bob Brown 8 Jun 2012

Former national Greens Leader Bob Brown will tell a Perth Greens dinner tonight that Woodside's gas hub near Broome is 'on the ropes.'

Senator Brown has just returned from a trip to the Kimberley with Senator Rachel Siewert, where they  met with Goolarabooloo Senior Law Men on country.

Brown, who retires from the Senate next Friday, has been on a return visit to Broome and the proposed gas hub site at James Price Point. He spoke at a packed public meeting in Broome, and met with Traditional Owners, scientific experts on the dinosaur tracks south of the Point, whale migration surveyors (the season's first mother and calf humpback were sighted off Broome this week), bilby trackers, and scientists analyzing the marine systems threatened by the massive proposal.

"The tide of local public opposition to the hub has grown enormously since I was in Broome eighteen months ago,” Senator Brown said.

“So has the research showing potential damage to the cultural and natural heritage which gives Broome such an attractive lifestyle and makes it such a desirable place to  visit."

"I am seeking to meet board members of Woodside and other investment companies.  As I leave the Senate, I will have more time to give to help the win-win outcome here with Woodside finding alternatives to James Price Point which do not invade the ambience of the Kimberley," Senator Brown said.

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