Do not remove Micklo

The Canning Basin in the Kimberley has more estimated gas than the whole of the East Coast of Australia. Experts have estimated that there could be more than 40,000 gas fracking wells in the Kimberley if the industry is allowed to proceed to full production

Local community group Frack Free Kimberley have been working hard to get a moratorium on fracking in this iconic region. One community member and ...

The Canning Basin in the Kimberley has more estimated gas than the whole of the East Coast of Australia. Experts have estimated that there could be more than 40,000 gas fracking wells in the Kimberley if the industry is allowed to proceed to full production

Local community group Frack Free Kimberley have been working hard to get a moratorium on fracking in this iconic region. One community member and Yawuru Traditional Owner, Micklo Corpus, has been camped at a proposed fracking site, Yulleroo, and keeping Buru Energy at bay for a year and a half.

Last year the Department of Lands moved to evict Micklo - they issued him with a letter demanding that he move from the site. People mobilised and over 7,500 emails were sent to WA Premier Colin Barnett calling on him to allow Micklo to be on his country. The Department of Lands backed down.

Just two weeks ago, the Shire of Broome issued Micklo with an order to remove his camp. Last week the Minister for Lands got in on the act and he has been told to move his camp or the Shire will bulldoze it at a cost of $26,000.

Micklo is asking for support in his effort to protect country from fracking. Will you stand with Micklo?

Please send a short email to the Shire of Broome an the Minister for Lands. They can withdraw their notice which will allow Micklo to stay on his country and carry out his cultural responsibilities of looking after land and water. 

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