So what was the real motive behind the Albanese government-funded Environment Defenders Office’s (EDO) disastrous failed Federal Court action on behalf of a single Tiwi Islander (opposed even by his own family) to block the offshore pipeline in Santos’ vital $5.8 billion Barossa gas project? Was it really on indigenous heritage grounds that were demonstrated in cross-examination to be phoney? The case rested heavily on the credibility of two ‘expert witnesses’, an anthropologist and an archaeologist, both environmental activists.
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