Beetaloo Basin flooding risks: TOs comment on water pollution concerns

Traditional Owners comment on today’s coverage of the NT government’s failure to respond to water quality risks from flooding across the Beetaloo Basin and, in particular, a fish kill incident at Marlinja. The ABC reports it took 4 days for officials to assess the site.

Read more February 04, 2024 8:44 AM

New water trigger for fracking: Beetaloo Traditional Owners comment

Traditional Owners from Nurrdalinji Native Title Aboriginal Corporation, working to protect country from fracking in the Beetaloo Basin, today welcomed greater scrutiny of gas companies' water use, with the Federal government introducing amendments to expand the ‘water trigger’ to cover fracking, in line with recommendations of the Pepper Inquiry into Hydraulic Fracturing in the NT.

Read more December 06, 2023 9:00 AM

Beetaloo fracking and Middle Arm emissions wildly underestimated: analysis

  • Analysis released as submissions to Senate Middle Arm Inquiry close today.
  • First full analysis of Tamboran’s Middle Arm greenhouse gas emissions.
Read more October 31, 2023 11:00 AM

Tamboran fracking pollution: Beetaloo Traditional Owners comment

Nurrdalinji Native Title Aboriginal Corporation, which represents Traditional Owners with native title interests across the Beetaloo Basin, comment on coverage today of allegations by two NT workers that Tamboran Resources deliberately used toxic drill water for dust suppression, instead of properly disposing of the waste, during drilling of the Maverick 1 exploration well in the NT’s Beetaloo Basin, putting workers’ health and the environment at risk.

Read more August 24, 2023 11:13 AM

Beetaloo Basin Traditional Owners comment on NT Chief Minister Fyles' address to National Press Club, Facing the North delegation

The Deputy Chair of Nurrdalinji Native Title Aboriginal Corporation which represents Traditional Owners with native title interests across the Beetaloo Basin is available to comment on Minister Fyles’ Press Club address today and “Facing the North” Canberra delegation. (ABC news, 1 Aug 2023).

Read more August 01, 2023 10:17 AM

Beetaloo Basin fracking: Territorians slow Tamboran’s US megafracker

Oranges, prams, coins, pedestrians, bikes stop truck in Katherine.

Read more July 08, 2023 9:00 AM

NT Middle Arm Gas Announcement: Beetaloo Basin TOs call for stop to $1.5B subsidy

Nurrdalinji Aboriginal Corporation, which represents Traditional Owners from across the Beetaloo Basin, has responded to news that fracking company Tamboran Resources is in the running for a role in the Middle Arm gas export hub by calling on the Albanese government to withdraw its $1.5 billion funding allocation and divert it to improving energy security, housing, health and education in Aboriginal communities (“NT to anoint fracking, hydrogen, battery mineral hopefuls”, AFR, 8 June 2023).

Read more June 12, 2023 2:12 PM

Tamboran fracking pollution: Beetaloo Traditional Owners shocked at sacred waterway risk

Commenting on ABC 7.30’s coverage last night of pollution incidents from Tamboran’s exploration well on Tanumbirini cattle station in the NT’s Beetaloo Basin, one of which has attracted a financial penalty while another remains under investigation, Traditional Owners have expressed their dismay at risks to their country and, in particular, the sacred Newcastle Creek which runs across the Beetaloo Basin and has sites protected under the NT Sacred Sites Act.

Read more May 23, 2023 9:45 AM

Larrakia speak out against Middle Arm Gas Hub: Beetaloo Basin Traditional Owners stand in solidarity

Traditional Owners from the Beetaloo Basin region who oppose fracking on their country today expressed their solidarity with senior Larrakia people who are frustrated by the failure of the Northern Territory government to properly consult with them about the proposed Middle Arm development.

Read more May 12, 2023 10:02 AM