Since our last instalment A LOT has happened. We were busy right up until we went into lockdown.
On March 10 WA Parliament voted through a bill regarding a section of the Burrup Hub with little opposition from the major parties. This is another example of why political parties should cut all ties with fossil fuel companies so that big polluters like Woodside can’t influence crucial decisions like this bill.
We felt it was necessary to show who’s really holding the power over decisions like this. So we dusted off the projector and as the bill got passed, we lit up parliament building with the sad truth.
The following day we went to the Australasian Oil and Gas Expo at the Exhibition Centre where we bumped into Premier Mark McGowan at the Woodside stand. It was a golden opportunity for us to hand the Premier the most recent report about pollution from the Burrup Hub. So we didn’t miss our chance.
Since then, the Burrup Hub has been postponed due to the current COVID crisis. Unfortunately the crisis has also resulted in Woodside callously laying off large swathes of their work force. This shows the priorities of Woodside are to make billions off the backs of its workers but then dump them at the first sign of trouble. We hope that all those who have been laid off are safe and well.
Obviously the COVID crisis has resulted in us needing to change our plans, but there are still ways you can get involved with what we’re doing locally and nationally. The national campaign is building momentum, which we are a big part of: