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

ABC: Resources Minister reissues millions in 'invalid' grants to fracking company

Resources Minister Keith Pitt has reissued millions of dollars in grants to a fracking company searching for gas buried deep in the Beetaloo Basin, just months after a federal judge ruled the grants invalid and "legally unreasonable".

Read more February 23, 2022 3:58 PM

NIT: Traditional Owners fear wet season could bring trouble for fracking water pollution

As the wet season approaches the Northern Territory, Traditional Owners are fearful their water could become polluted because of fracking in their local area.

Read more January 25, 2022 3:53 PM

Canberra Times: Court battle unites native title holders and pastoralists against fracking

Read more January 22, 2022 3:47 PM

The Guardian: Santos was ‘cavalier’ over Beetaloo Basin fracking expansion, court told

One of Australia’s biggest landholders takes on gas giant in Northern Territory Supreme Court. Santos has been accused of failing Indigenous groups and treating one of the country’s biggest landholders with a “cavalier attitude” as it faces court action over a proposed expansion of its fracking operations in the Beetaloo Basin.

Read more January 12, 2022 6:45 PM

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

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.

Read more October 21, 2021 4:33 PM

NIT: Fracking at Beetaloo Basin given green light despite opposition

A crucial disallowance vote to prevent fracking in the Northern Territory has failed after both Labor and Coalition Senators opposed the vote on Wednesday.

Read more August 27, 2021 4:31 PM

National Indigenous Radio Network: Traditional owners condemn government for gas handouts

Traditional owners have given emotional evidence at a Senate inquiry into fracking in the Northern Territory’s Beetaloo Basin.

Read more August 03, 2021 4:28 PM