The biggest threat to culture is not an LNG plant: the real battle for James Price Point
Written on the 4 January 2017The federal court met in Broome recently to hear from anthropologists in the Bindunbur native title claim, a case in which several Aboriginal groups are claiming ownership over large areas of the Dampier Peninsula, in the Kimberley, Western Australia. The land at stake includes James Price Point, an area close to Broome that had been pegged as the site for the Browse Basin LNG processing plant.
The focus of this hearing is a competing claim between the Goolarabooloo family who were lauded nationally and internationally by environmentalists for opposing the LNG development and the Jabirr Jabirr people, who were widely pitied and pilloried for coming to an agreement with Woodside and the Western Australian government.
Source: The Guardian, Lily O'Neil
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