Opinion Piece printed in The West Australian on 19th August 2014
At the last election Premier Barnett re-iterated his promise that the Government would create a series of marine parks to preserve and protect the “spectacular and pristine” Kimberley region, which he described as, Australia’s great wilderness frontier. The stage is now set for the Government to demonstrate its resolve to protect this region in a meaningful way for future generations.
Roebuck Bay is the gateway to the Kimberley and it is here that the Government is being urged to act next. In recent months a flurry of activity in Broome has led a large number of scientists, fishers and tourism businesses to write to the Premier supporting the Roebuck Bay marine park, but also to ensure the Bay is properly protected. Continue reading