THE DISTILLERY: Browsers beware

Jotters sound warning bells for Australian competitiveness as they consider the key takeaways from Woodside's Browse closure.

The decision by Woodside Petroleum to dump its onshore gas processing plant at James Price Point in the Kimberley is being celebrated by some as a victory for environmentalists and lamented by others as symptomatic of Australia’s declining competitiveness. Who’s right? The answer is pretty clear, but there are some important takeaways for all of us.

Fairfax’s Michael Pascoe is first to lament the claims from environmentalists that it’s their victory in the Kimberley, both for the accuracy of the claim and the realities of it.



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