CAAMA: Traditional owners challenge Beetaloo Basin fracking and say it will not benefit their people

October 21, 2021 4:33 PM

Top End Traditional owners say that a report by energy analyst Reputex which suggests the cost of offsetting carbon emissions could make developing the Northern Territory’s Beetaloo Basin unviable, justifies their argument that more fracking should not go ahead in the NT.

The Traditional Owner group who look after country in the Beetaloo Basin and representatives of the Corporation say the report shows that fracking will not benefit their people.

Djingulu traditional owner and cultural adviser at the Nurrdalinji Native Title Aboriginal Corporation Janet Gregory says there have been meetings between mining and fracking companies and traditional owners over decades which never resulted in more employment for her people.

Listen to Janet Gregory's interview.