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.

Read more March 21, 2023 9:56 AM

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”.

Read more March 21, 2023 9:21 AM

FOI: Secret Morrison Govt Report reveals NT fracking offers limited benefits for Aboriginal people

A secret report, commissioned by the Morrison government but never released, concludes that Traditional Owners from the Beetaloo Basin in the NT are unlikely to make economic, social, cultural or other gains from fracking plans for the region, explaining that “conditions are currently not conducive to strong agreements being negotiated,” contradicting claims by the gas industry that jobs and economic benefits will flow to communities (ABC AM program today).

Read more March 21, 2023 9:21 AM

Job Opportunity!

We are looking for someone to work with and support Directors and members of Nurrdalinji Native Title Aboriginal Corporation for the next 12 months.

Read more January 20, 2023 11:35 AM

04-Newsletter November 2022

Read more December 15, 2022 3:10 PM

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.

Read more December 13, 2022 2:25 PM

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.

Read more December 06, 2022 5:41 PM

MR: Fyles’ new Beetaloo Fracking Bill allows full scale fracking without Traditional Owner consultation

Traditional Owners from the Beetaloo Basin are alarmed about new laws, introduced by the NT government and due to be pushed through by the end of the year, which will allow fracking companies to mine and sell gas at a large scale for up to 15 years at the exploration stage, in what amounts to production by stealth and which sidesteps the usual requirements to consult and secure consent agreements with native title holders for full-scale industrial development on their country (ABC today: Traditional owners slam NT government’s 'disgraceful' plan to allow fracked gas to be sold before full approvals are granted).


Read more November 30, 2022 8:39 AM

'Don't make the same mistake': Traditional Owners' warning over renewable projects on Aboriginal land

First Nations experts and Traditional Owners say the federal government must properly consult and share benefits with Aboriginal people in the development of the new green economy.

Read more November 22, 2022 10:14 AM

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.

Read more October 19, 2022 10:27 AM

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.

Read more October 15, 2022 10:12 AM

MR: NT govt charges fracking companies for water: Beetaloo Traditional Owners comment

Nurrdalinji Aboriginal Corporation, which represents Traditional Owners from across the Beetaloo Basin, comments on the NT government’s plans to consult about a water charging framework so that fracking companies may start to pay for water by 2023. See page 27 of the Draft Territory Water Plan.

Read more October 14, 2022 1:24 PM