A long ranging battle over land use has resulted in a win by indigenous groups against green groups. This is a battle that will continue in other states, including Western Australia. This Queensland battle has been long and nasty, Dr Marohasy reports on the decision:
Queensland’s Wild Rivers legislation was declared invalid in Cape York by an Australian Federal Court judge yesterday. The court decision focused on the previous Labor government’s declaration of the Archer, Lockhart and Stewart Rivers on April 3 2009 as an election promise to secure green preferences in inner city electorates. Two years earlier Neil Hewett […]
This is a defeat for the Labor Party and the Greens’ latte set.
Now, the implications of this judgement need implementing immediately in order to facilitate an ‘economic business progress’ model to help alleviate abject indigenous poverty and Green intransigence. Watch this space.
Here is the latest proposal by David Archibald put out for comment on Warwick Hughes blog.
February 5th, 2012 by Warwick Hughes
The purpose of this post is to draw attention to the Durack Development web page of David Archibald and to promote some discussion.
We know that much of the West Kimberley region in Western Australia gets over a metre of warm season rain per year and total river outflows are listed at a huge 80,000GL PA. So is it feasible to build dams and grow irrigated crops in the Kimberley’s on this scale – in the face of modern day Green anti – damism, backed by serial ranks of publically funded kneejerk PC naysayers and then at the back of all that – native title issues.
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What could viable Kimberley irrigation projects mean in terms of northern development and net national income. I wonder what is the best structure to attempt this – would private investors stump up the capital once the multitude of project approvals was obtained.
Link here for docs outlining the West Kimberley Grain Project and other potential WA projects.
The Ord River Irrigation Area in the East Kimberley is an interesting case history and there must be many lessons there.