The Australian: Tamboran Resources set to start fracking at Beetaloo Basin without consent of pastoralists and Aboriginal groups

ASX-listed Tamboran Resources is set to become the first Beetaloo Basin gas explorer to begin fracking activities on a Northern Territory cattle station without the consent of pastoralists and Aboriginal groups.

Tamboran won the right to access Tanumbirini Station, south of Katherine, in a lengthy tribunal battle that saw the station operator, Rallen Australia, awarded 1000-fold less compensation than it once demanded.

Read more May 25, 2022 3:42 PM

NIT: Pastoralist blasts ‘unprecedented’ NT fracking foray, teams up with native title body

Traditional Owners and one of Australia’s largest landowners are joining forces to take a stand against fracking on Tanumbirini cattle station in the Northern Territory.

Read more May 25, 2022 3:26 PM

Guardian: Pastoralist company to join forces with Beetaloo Basin traditional owners to resist gas exploration

One of the Northern Territory’s biggest and wealthiest pastoral landholders will join traditional owners to “resist” the entry of fracking companies on to its expansive holdings in the Beetaloo Basin.

Read more May 25, 2022 3:15 PM

AAP: Gas fracker's remote NT access threats

A gas exploration company may use security guards to ensure it can access a remote Northern Territory cattle station protected by pastoralists and Indigenous traditional owners. Tamboran Resources subsidiary Sweetpea also said it would take legal action to recover more than $40,000 per day from the station owner, cattle baron Rallen Australia, and any person that "aids" it if its fracking operations are delayed.

Read more May 25, 2022 8:18 AM

The Age: The traditional owners taking on NT’s billion-dollar fracking industry

When Gudanji-Wambaya man Johnny Wilson learnt a gas well was being built about 20 kilometres from his ancestral home, he sensed a call to arms.

by Timna Jacks and Justin McManus

Read more May 19, 2022 3:11 PM

ABC: Larrimah could become Australia's next resources boom town but residents are on the fence

Karl and Bobbie Roth are not the only residents of Larrimah who say that it is dying. "All the old houses are falling down, nobody wants them, and our population … we're all in our 70s and 80s," Mr Roth said.

Read more March 30, 2022 4:09 PM

ABC: Gas industry peak body tells Beetaloo Basin Senate inquiry fracking cannot happen without consent from traditional owners

The chief executive of Australia's peak body for the oil and gas industry says no fracking will occur in the Northern Territory's Beetaloo Basin without consent from affected traditional owners or pastoralists. 

Read more March 23, 2022 4:06 PM

First Nations Telegraph: Pitt hands $7.5m to Sweet Pea for NT Beetaloo Fracking

Commenting on the Morrison government’s latest grant of $7.5M for fracking exploration in the NT’s Beetaloo Basin, Nurrdalinji Aboriginal Corporation has called for a pause on all exploration and approvals until proper consultation occurs with Traditional Owners and the cumulative risks of fracking for water, sacred sites and native animals are better understood.

Read more March 14, 2022 4:03 PM

Sunday Territorian: Opinion Piece - We can’t protect country and frack

Janet Gregory writes, The Beetaloo Basin is my grandmother’s country, on my father’s side. It’s a special place – a mix of plains, dense woodland and shrubs, many of which are native to this area.

Read more March 06, 2022 3:14 PM

The Guardian: Coalition announces new $19m Beetaloo Basin gas support after previous grants ruled invalid

The Coalition has re-announced almost $20m for fracking company Empire Energy, a firm with links to the Liberal party, just two months after a court ruled a previous issue of the grants was invalid.

Read more February 23, 2022 4:00 PM