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Wide-ranging rally
Nicola Kalmar Greens Kimberley candidate Chris Maher.

POLITICIANS, musicians and Australians united at rallies in Broome, Perth, Hobart, Adelaide, Melbourne and Newcastle against the proposed gas hub at James Price Point last Saturday.

While crowds braved blistering heat to march through Broome waving banners and placards, people gathered at Cottlesloe Beach and were joined by Australian Greens Senators Rachel Siewert and Scott Ludlam and musician John Butler.

Senator Siewert said the day was about sending a “clear message” to Environment Minister Tony Burke and his fellow Federal MPs that the development of the Kimberley was “unwarranted” and threatened the region’s future.

The Broome rally on Saturday afternoon culminated at Town Beach with speakers, entertainment and food.

Spokeswoman Robyn Wells said the community was determined to ensure this “invaluable” part of the coastline was protected.

“Walmadany is part of the living culture of this region, for both indigenous and non-indigenous people,” Ms Wells said. “It has been a proposed Reserve for Conservation and Aboriginal Heritage for decades. We will continue to celebrate it and protect it. There are alternatives to onshore gas processing in the Kimberley.”