Western Australian members of our Forever Wild program recently got together at the Grove Library Community Centre in Cottesloe for a personal update on our Kimberley Campaign.
Our first presenter was Glen Klatovsky, head campaigner for the Kimberley. Glen spoke about the history of the Kimberley campaign and the events leading up to the case currently being heard in the Supreme Court against the WA Environmental Protection Authority and Environment Minister concerning the approval of the proposed gas hub at James Price Point.
As national and international opposition to the James Price Point project grows, this landmark court case is incredibly important on a number of levels. Firstly, for the immediate implications concerning the Kimberley region, and secondly as it would set a precedent for state government processes involving environmental and native title regulations.
Next we heard Jaxon Barnes read the words of Rodney Augustine, Jabbir Jabbir Nyul Nyul man from Broome about his country and what the gas hub would mean to him and his people. Such an incredibly raw piece truly brought it home for the group as to how important it is to support Goolarabooloo and Jabbir Jabbir in their fight to protect their lands.
WA Campaign Manager Peter Robertson rounded out the talks with an update on our work across the rest of the state. It has been a year of great success particularly in regards to marine reserves. We also heard about upcoming campaigns, particularly in the Great Western Woodlands.
We finished the presentation with an incredible set of images from Photographer Adam Monk who has toured the Kimberley extensively and has done an incredible job of capturing the magnificent raw beauty of the region.The event was finished off with some fabulous local organic treats and as always plenty of great catch ups and laughs.
Thank you so much to everyone who attended such a lovely afternoon. And a special thank you to those who pledged to support the case, your support is invaluable.