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Festival for the Fitzroy!

Over 500 Fitzroy Valley locals gathered on the river-bed of the Fitzroy River for a concert to show support for protecting the Fitzroy and Margaret Rivers.

Giant Sawfish Visits Parliament

On International Sawfish Day, we celebrated just how important the Kimberley’s Fitzroy River is for the survival of critically-endangered sawfish by bringing a massive Sawfish to Parliament House!

Sawfish Deaths Cover-up?

Recently released internal documents reveal the Government attempted to cover-up the mass sawfish death incident on Gina Rinehart's Fitzroy Valley cattle station. The news was withheld from the public for 6 months until local media...

Unauthorised Land Clearing Controversy

A large area of native vegetation has been bulldozed on a Kimberley pastoral station. The Traditional Owners, who discovered the destruction, took action blockading the station's entrance to urge the WA Government to intervene. 

Mass Fitzroy Sawfish Deaths

Over 40 critically endangered sawfish died in the Kimberley this summer in a drying-out creek on a Fitzroy Valley cattle station. This devastating news comes hot on the heels of the station owner, Gina Rinehart, revealing...

Gina Rinehart’s Murray-Darling Fitzroy Threat

Australia’s richest person, mining magnate Gina Rinehart, has just proposed one of Australia's largest ever irrigation properties along the Fitzroy River!

Fitzroy Traditional Owners call for caution on irrigation development

The Martuwarra Fitzroy River Council, representing Traditional Owner Groups of the Fitzroy River (Martuwarra), has called for caution on irrigation development and urged for more research on how the river already generates value for local...

Aboriginal Enterprise could hold Key to Fitzroy River Future

A new report released today has found that Aboriginal enterprises that are bringing the cultural and environmental heritage of the Kimberley to a diverse range of markets could hold the future for economic development in...

Fitzroy Breakthrough

The McGowan Government has agreed to consider protecting the Fitzroy River's surface waters and floodplains. 

New Fitzroy Dams Threat

This summer we have seen the devastating impacts of taking water from the Darling River. Millions of fish have died while cotton crops are kept green.

2018 achievements

It's been a big year working to support the delivery of the Government’s election commitments — to create a marine park around the thousand islands of the Buccaneer Archipelago and the long-term protection of the mighty Fitzroy...

Independent chair elected for Fitzroy River Management Plan

The Kimberley Like Nowhere Else Alliance has today welcomed the appointment of an independent chair to lead a process to ensure the delivery of the 2017 election commitment to protecting the Fitzroy River.

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