Media Release: Major NT pastoralist and Traditional Owners unite to resist Tamboran Resources fracking destroying land, water and sacred sites on Tanumbirini station

In an historic partnership, one of Australia’s largest landowners, Rallen Australia is uniting with Traditional Owners in opposition to fracking on its Tanumbirini cattle station after controversial gas company Tamboran Resources gave notice it intends to enter Tanumbirini today to begin preparatory activities for fracking, despite not having the pastoralists’ consent. 

Read more May 25, 2022 6:11 PM

Media Release: Traditional Owners on Gunner resignation and Beetaloo Fracking

Commenting on the news of Chief Minister Gunner’s resignation, Traditional Owners from the Beetaloo region have called for a new direction from the NT government which embraces clean energy, not fracking, to help create jobs and secure energy security.

Read more May 10, 2022 6:34 PM

Media Release: Fed Govt hands Imperial $19.4M to frack the Beetaloo: Traditional Owners comment

Announcement by Minister Keith Pitt that he has reissued a grant of $19.4m to Imperial Oil & Gas to pursue fracking in the Beetaloo Basin, following a Federal Court ruling in December 2021 that Minister Pitt’s original decision to make the grant under the Beetaloo Cooperative Drilling Program was invalid because of ongoing court action.

Read more March 23, 2022 7:05 PM

Media Alert: NT Traditional Owners say no to Morrison money for Beetaloo Basin fracking at Senate Inquiry Hearings

Nurrdalinji Aboriginal Corporation presents at Darwin hearing of Senate Inquiry into gas exploration in the Beetaloo. Comments on Taylor's budget announcement today of $50.3M for 7 new gas projects, including Beetaloo pipeline study.

Read more March 22, 2022 7:02 PM

Media Release: Pitt hands $7.5M to Sweetpea for Beetaloo Fracking: Traditional Owners comment

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 07, 2022 7:00 PM

Media Release: Cyclone Tiffany: NT Traditional Owners fear fracking water pollution

Traditional owners from NT’s Beetaloo Basin, the site of fracking by Santos, Origin and others, fear flooding from Cyclone Tiffany will result in pollution from wastewater ponds overflowing into sensitive streams, rivers and unsafe drinking water.

Read more January 13, 2022 6:33 PM

Media Release: Santos in court: fails Traditional Owners as well as pastoralists

Beetaloo Basin traditional owners comment on Rallen Australia’s current NT Supreme Court action against Santos for failing to disclose approval for two additional fracking wells on Rallen’s Tanumbirini Station near Daly Waters. Media report here.

Read more January 11, 2022 8:49 PM

Media Release: NT Govt approves Empire Energy fracking wells: Traditional Owners comment

Nurrdalinji responds to announcement by the Northern Territory Government that it has granted approval to Empire Energy for up to 7 fracking wells in the Beetaloo Basin. Approval document here. Empire ASX notice here and public statement. Empire Energy, a Liberal Party donor, was controversially granted $21 million by the Morrison government in July 2021, as part of its ‘gas-fired recovery’

Read more October 20, 2021 6:40 PM

Reputex Gas Report: Beetaloo Traditional Owners comment

A report from Reputex, released today, calculating the costs of the Morrison government’s plans to develop new fracking fields in the Northern Territory’s Beetaloo Basin, presents even more reasons to say no to fracking, say Beetaloo Traditional Owners and representatives of the Nurrdalinji Native Title Aboriginal Corporation working to protect the Beetaloo from fracking.

Read more October 11, 2021 4:42 PM