ABC: Report warned Indigenous communities may struggle to benefit from fracking in the Northern Territory's Beetaloo Basin
A report has cast doubt on the fracking industry's promise of jobs and economic benefits for Indigenous communities near the Beetaloo Basin.
NT News: Secret Beetaloo basin fracking report released under FOI laws PDF of story attached
Traditional Owners have again slammed plans to frack the Beetaloo Basin following the release of a secret federal government report that found conditions were “not conducive to strong agreements being negotiated”.
Canberra Times: Call for federal action over NT water plan
Water experts and environmentalists are calling for the federal government to take action over the Northern Territory government's massive proposed ground water extraction plan that includes an allocation for gas fracking.
NT News: Territory government allows onshore petroleum companies to sell fracked gas during exploration phase
Nurrdalinji Aboriginal Corporation chair Johnny Wilson says new fracking laws do not allow Traditional Owners to protect and care for country.
ABC: Aboriginal land councils condemn Northern Territory government’s proposed fracking rules
The Age: Eddie Mabo’s lawyer says NT fracking plans could go against native title
NIT: Traditional Owners fear new NT law will create gas exploitation free-for-all
Canberra Times: Santos ends Darwin Festival sponsorship
Gas company Santos has ended its sponsorship of the Darwin Festival following a campaign by environmental activists and traditional owners.
ABC News: Pastoralists, traditional owners, environmental groups, call for moratorium on NT water licences
The Northern Territory government's management of water could "run rivers dry" and risk the livelihoods of future generations, a traditional owner has said during a major water conference in Darwin this week.
ABC News: Oil and gas industry will no longer get free water in NT, questions remain for other big industries
For the first time, major industries in the Northern Territory will be charged for the water they use, in a policy shift the Environment Minister says is aimed at "bigger industries", not "small businesses and small farmers trying to make a go of it".