Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Fly in, fly out politicians

Regional Development Minister Brendon Grylls came with a 'fly in fly out' visit to tell us that 'more people could get to know the Kimberley if a gas hub was built.'

At the same time Federal Energy Minister Martin Ferguson lobbed in for a one day visit to inform us that:
  • An LNG hub would not be bad for tourism - will only take a small area of land - be environmentally clean and employ a couple of hundred people.
  • An LNG hub would help overcome indigenous disadvantage through investment in communities.

As Robert Vaughan wrote in the Advertiser on Feb 12th - "Broome would be well advised to take a good look at the train wreck BHP left at Ravensthorpe."

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