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  • Under Corporate Skies

    A struggle between people, place and profit

    Foreword by Erin Brockovich

  • Yarloop - Western Australia

    Join us in our fight

  • Neighbour from Hell

    The fight's not over...

    We're just warming up!

The Yarloop Fire

The End of an Inconvenient Community.
The fire destroyed much of the small Western Australian town, claiming two lives, about 180 homes and the heritage-listed workshops and steam engine museum in early January this year. , Much of the empathy and offers of support to date have come from relief organisations and private individuals, , and while government departments have been working overtime to reconnect water and power supplies, little could be heard from the Western Australian government in the aftermath of the fire.
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Waroona Bushfire Special Inquiry

The report of the special inquiry titled Reframing Rural Fire Management: Report of the Special Inquiry into the January 2016 Waroona Fire, was tabled in Parliament by the Premier on Thursday 23 June 2016.
The inquiry was conducted by Mr Euan Ferguson AFSM. The inquiry examined the organisation and management of the bushfire in the Waroona area in January 2016.

Report of the Special Inquiry into the January 2016 Waroona Fire
Volume 1 Report
Volume 2 Appendices
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The story so far

For the last 20 years, the Alcoa refinery in Wagerup has been polluting the environment with toxic emissions that have resulting in serious health issues for many residents. Despite our pleas for help we have been abandoned by the Government and other regulatory bodies who are empowered to prevent exactly this type of bullying.

It may be 20 years on but we’re more determined than ever to see justice done. We’ll never give up. We were here first and have every right to live in a safe place. This is a basic human rights issue. Our safety is under constant threat. Alcoa and our State Government knowingly and deliberately allow their citizens to be poisoned. They’ve made their position abundantly clear. They claim the overall economic benefit to many outweighs the suffering of a few.

We disagree.

ABC - 7.30 Report

Erin Brockovich backs latest fight against refinery.
A Western Australian town has been fighting for nearly 20 years to prove emissions from a refinery are causing illnesses and American activist Erin Brockovich has now backed their cause.
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John Harris

CAPS Member & Photographer
"This area is being destroyed by an industry which - it doesn't accept responsibility for its actions."

Vince Puccio

CAPS Co-chair
"This is not about shutting Alcoa down. I want to make that clear. It is about making them accountable."

Erin Brockovich

Environmental Campaigner
"If Alcoa has a situation and those residents are in front of them and they're in any danger, absolutely, I would say and I agree with the community, move them. If you need to continue on, don't harm them, don't trespass on them that way. Frankly, it's disrespectful at a very simple level. They're human beings too. Move them."

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