A handful of predominantly foreign owned gas corporations export 90% of WA’s gas. They receive most of the gas royalty free, contribute less than 2% to WA’s budget, often pay little if any tax and receive enormous taxpayer subsidies.

Join us to discuss the real economic, climate and cultural impacts of WA’s gas expansion, how the gas industry has captured our governments and what we can do about it.

New gas mega-projects under development in WA like Woodside’s Burrup Hub expansion are some of the largest new fossil fuel projects in the world and which will hasten the drying out of south-west WA and make fires, floods and heatwaves more frequent and extreme.

Woodsides’ Burrup Hub expansion also threatens the spectacular Murujuga rock art, one of the world’s most important heritage sites which are almost twice as ancient as Lascaux cave painting.

Speakers
Dr Richard Denniss, Executive Director of the Australia Institute
Richard is a prominent economist, author and public policy commentator, and a former Assoc Professor in the Crawford School of Public Policy at ANU. He is the author of several books including: Econobabble, Curing Affluenza, Dead Right: How Neoliberalism Ate Itself and What Comes Next? and Big: The Role of the State in the Modern Economy

Professor Fiona Stanley, AC FAA FASSA FAHMS
Founding Director & Patron, Telethon Kids Institute, a unique multidisciplinary independent research institute focussing on the causes and prevention of major problems affecting children and youth; Distinguished Research Professor, UWA; Hon Professorial Fellow, Uni Melb; UNICEF Ambassador for early childhood; Scientific Advisor Doctors for the Environment.Fiona trained overseas in Epidemiology and Maternal & Child Health, established population data sets in WA including registers of major childhood problems, championed record linkage, and pioneered First Nations leadership in research. For her research on behalf of Australia’s children and Aboriginal social justice, she was named Australian of the Year in 2003.

Josie Alec, Traditional owner from Murujuga
Kuruma Marthedunera woman Josie Alec is the First Nations Lead for Australian Conservation Foundation, the co-founder of Save our Songlines. Josie’s Mum was a traditional healer and held many sacred gifts and knowledge about our country. Through that knowledge she was taught about our native ecology and the traditional use of native plants, their purpose and the connection everything around them.
“I have been blessed with an extraordinary life journey. From stolen generation, to growing up with a wonderful foster family, to making my way back home to my amazing family and culture. I am pleased to share my journey about learning how important our connection with country is and the care for country practices, as first nations people we share”.

Alex Hillman, Lead Analyst at the Australasian Centre for Corporate Responsibility
Alex is a Lead Analyst at the Australasian Centre for Corporate Responsibility. He has degrees in Chemical Engineering and Finance. He spent over a decade working in oil and gas, including five years as Woodside’s climate change advisor. Alex has skills in the energy transition, LNG business models, emissions forecasting, climate policy, and climate reporting.

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Comments

  • @gerardbiddle1808
    Reply

    Dennis great presentation. It’s time to make them pay royalties that belong to the AUSTRALIAN PEOPLE. It’s time to take Chris Bowen in your sights. He and the ALP need to be given a good hip and shoulder. 57:37 thank your panel for your engagement. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️🇦🇺👏

  • @kiwiveritas
    Reply

    Stealth Marxist propaganda.🤣

  • @ceeemm1901
    Reply

    I bet they're even gunna charge us for the gaslighting!

  • @nottenvironmental6208
    Reply

    Fiona is way off. They didn't follow science during covid. No data on social distancing, or closing schools or ongoing lockdowns. Mrna didn't stop spread. Etc

  • @jinnantonix4570
    Reply

    The statement "a huge percentage of profits go overseas" is misleading. All profits made in Australia must be declared in Australia, and tax paid on those profits. It is not legal to do otherwise, and any attempt to do so would result in the ATO suing them.

  • @jocelynevkb5889
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    Why doesn't Australia follow Norway & Qatar by taxing the International corporations extracting Gas, Oil & other Australian resources?
    These revenues would pay for free healthcare, free education up to university level, social housing, age care, research & infrastructure projects for all Australians and also provide affordable energy!
    Labour keeps on subsidising these corporations against the People's interests, just as the Liberals did before.
    What a DISGRACE! At a time of Climate deregulation due to fossil fuel pollution the Australian government pays polluters to extract Australian resources free of charge …

  • @michaelmorton2108
    Reply

    Loose the woke introduction – the country belongs to ALL Australian citizens EQUALLY.
    Anything else constitutes racism.
    Get with the overwhelming majority of Australians who rejected "the voice"

  • @margyrowland
    Reply

    Bad start pretending the land doesn’t belong to every Australian including white people.

  • @JohnH1
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    We can't just blame greedy CEOs and demanding share holders for this. I can't accuse our politicians of taking back handers but I can with 100% certainty accuse them of extreme cowardice. We need to tell our spinless politicians through the ballot box we have had enough, let the two major parties know their time is up in majority government, they need to fear for their jobs.

  • @moyleeppelstun638
    Reply

    What in hell is going on? this is crazy how did the government think that we weren't going to find out that they are giving our gas resources away for $000000 nothing, zilch, nada Something is really rotten in State and federal politics …

  • @DwainDwight
    Reply

    time for the WA & Federal Governments to properly start taxing big biz & the rich. shocking to hear. thanks for the seminar.

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