Sometimes I hear or see things that don’t really go with any of the other posts, so this is where it will end up! 27 Interesting Facts Impress your mates with these 27 interesting facts! By the way did you know ..? Click here to read more .. Check out our post on how to …

1st November – The Wet T Shirt competition is BACK! For 22 years the Roebuck Bay Hotel has held the infamous Wet T Shirt Competition attracting 100’s through its door every Thursday night. Last January, the Liquor Licensing Department revoked their license after a 16 year old teenager, visiting from the eastern states, won the …

Mining companies allocated massive volumes of water for free 26th October, 2011 – Water allocation finally being reviewed. Conservation Council of Western Australia’s, Director, Piers Verstegen said, “It is encouraging that the State Government have recognised the limitations of their current approach of ‘first come, first served’ water allocation, which is a major barrier to …

25th October – Coming under the category of unbelievable is the newest addition to the Environmental Protection Agency, Elizabeth Carr who was hand-picked by Environment Minister, Bill Marmion. Ms Carr held the position of Executive Director of the controversial Browse LNG project for the Department of State Development, from September 2009 until earlier this year. …

Gas Hub Protestor, Scott Daines perched 30 m up a coms tower 21st October – A big day for defenders of country. Scott Daines, a NSW man has scaled a 30 metre communications tower near James Price Point early this morning in protest over the proposed gas hub at James Price Point. Police efforts to …

21st October, 2011 – Broome residents gather outside Woodside Offices to present their Third Quarterly Report for 2011 to coincide with the release of Woodside’s third quarterly report. The Broome No Gas Campaigns report will detail the successes and outcomes of the campaign so far… AND .. Phillip Roe and Neil McKenzie’s, challenge against the …

Broome councillor vows to fight the Gas Hub 16th October, 2011 – Great News for a town that has been accused of being “racist” with the newly elected Aboriginal Councillors, Mark Manado and Anne Poelina who ran under the flag of “Nowhere Else but Here” and Philip Matsumo for the Dampier Ward. Elated Councillor, Mark …

Drill now Pay Later 10th October, 2011 – According to ACF’s Director of Strategic Ideas, Charles Berger, these tax breaks are estimated to cost Australian taxpayers $1.6 billion to $2 billion a year by 2018. “There are better ways of spending $2 billion than in handouts to highly profitable petroleum companies.  At a time when …

Broome Council 2011 Elections 5th October – Broome is gearing up for its local council elections on the 15th October, with many voters divided over the Gas Hub development. This election there are four positions are up for grabs, in the Broome Ward and one for the Dampier Ward. Candidates Broome Ward: CAMPBELL, Graeme – …

Government Agencies failing on mining policy audits 1st October, 2011 –  An interesting article in the Sydney Morning Herald – Fight to stop gas project targets Woodside’s Partners .. read more AND “Government Agencies failing on mining policy audits“. In an article from the Western Australian .. A raft of WA Government departments responsible for …

Labor MP Carol Martin called a “Toxic” Coconut 27th September – Labor MP Carol Martin called a “Toxic” Coconut .. “black on the outside, white on the inside and full of the milk of white man’s money”. Media has grabbed the story of a slanderous and racist letter written by a well known Broome weirdo …

24th September – residents of Broome are in shock and deep mourning for a little 6 year old boy who was hit by a car and killed outside the Broome Courthouse Markets yesterday morning. Our deepest sympathy to the family, we can only imagine your pain.

Save Our Water – No Gas Hub 21st September, 2011 – At 6.00 am this morning a protector of country, has perched themselves atop an 8 metre bamboo pole, effectively blocking access to the drill pad’s road at the Woodside compound and has stopped woodside’s work today. A banner from the pole reads, “Save our …

Massive explosions at James Price Point 17th September, 2011 – Waldaman Camp was woken this morning with massive explosives being used at Woodsides jack up rig operating in the inter-tidal zone within the national heritage listed area. Concerned and outraged community members have written to Minister for Environment, Tony Burke who recently announced the inclusion …

Palaeontologists from North America to examine dinosaur footprints 16th September – Two leading palaeontologists will be flown in from North America to examine the dinosaur footprints found at the site of the proposed Browse Basin gas hub near Broome. The ancient footprints run along part of the Dampier Peninsula and have been found on the …

Broome’s overnight millionaire Update 16th September, 2011 – An update to an earlier post regarding Broome’s overnight millionaire, it seems that the lucky winner was a woman, who almost threw away $1.235 million when she mistook her winning lottery ticket for a piece of rubbish and threw it in the recycling bin. The woman said …

14th September, 2011 – Tonight at Town Beach, hundreds gathered to watch the Carnival of Light choreographed to the voices of school choirs, as part of the “Shinju Festival”.  The lanterns took on a magical appearance as they reflected on the mudflats of Roebuck Bay, more famously known for the reflection of the moon, producing …

No Gas Campaign celebrates day 100 of the Manari Road Blockade 14th September, 2011 – Yawning, smiling faces were present this morning at the Manari Road Blockade to celebrate the 100th day of the blockade! It seems the people of Broome will not give up without a fight to protect James Price Point and the …

12th September 2011 – BROOME man a millionaire! A lucky punter has become an overnight millionaire after striking it lucky in last night’s Lotto Superdraw. They purchased their ticket from Broome Lottery Centre and is set to pocket $1.235 million. Free drinks at the Roey ha ha!

Former director of Kimberley Land Council turns tails 7th September – Ironically, last week the former Director of KLC (Kimberley Land Council), Wayne Bergmann who was the aboriginal champion of the gas hub, has changed his position and has called on Tony Burke, the Federal Environment Minister, to not approve the project. He states that …

Runners burnt in Kimberley Ultramarathon Saturday 3rd September – Excerpt from the Western Australian: A 24-year-old Broome man has spoken of his lucky escape in a freak fire which engulfed the Ultramarathon race yesterday. Two women are in a critical condition in Darwin Hospital with burns to 60 to 80 per cent of their bodies …

Heritage Listing for the Kimberley 1st September – Tony Burke, Minister for the Environment has announced the Heritage Listing for the Kimberley yesterday. Almost 20 million hectares of the West Kimberley will be heritage listed, but the area around the James Price Point gas processing hub has been excluded. The area to be placed on …

Marion Lester protests Woodside LNG Gas Hub in Broome 30th August, 2011 – A 58 year old Broome woman, Marion Lester, pleaded guilty yesterday to breaching a move on order, but Magistrate Colin Roberts said she had suffered enough by spending the weekend in custody and no conviction was recorded. The Broome Magistrates Court was …

Endeavour sails into Broome 30th August – The tall ship “Endeavour” sits majestically off Cable Beach and is in Broome till Thursday. An exact replica of Captain Cook’s ship MM Bark Endeavour down to the firewood in the potbelly stove which purports to be chopped from the tree growing at Captain Cook’s house in England. …

26th August, 2011 – At 2:00am this morning, a community roadblock stopped the progress of a large convoy of Woodside’s vehicles, including land-clearing and drilling machinery as they tried to return to James Price Point. Woodside are at present unable to move forwards nor backwards due to 4 lock ons. Two are on the Manari …

21st August, 2011 – Bike to Broome have arrived today at lunchtime after an epic non-stop around-the-clock tandem bike ride from Perth to Broome. The 2,400 km journey is about raising awareness and to oppose the building of the $30 billion gas hub at James Price Point, north of Broome. A picnic at Town Beach …

Wednesday 15th June – An interesting article I read on Bike To Broome. 21st August 2011 sees the beginning of “The Around-The-Clock Non-Stop Tandem Bike Ride From Perth To Broome” to save the habitat of the Whales And other sea creatures. Some 30,000 Humpback Whales are heading north along the Western Australian coast. These whales …

19th August – There has been much speculation regarding bushfires in the James Price Point area. It has been proposed that Woodside is worried about the existence of Bilby habitats in the James Price Point area? Woodside has withdrawn all their workers and equipment from the area and stopped work stating their concern for their …

8th August – BILBY’S FOUND AT JAMES PRICE POINT! – Today in a media release by Environs Kimberley, information regarding a Bilby population found in an area slated for bulldozing by Woodside Petroleum. Conservationists are calling on the Federal Environment Minister to intervene to stop the bulldozing of the site and undertake investigations into the …