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

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

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

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

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

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

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

The Australian: Traditional owners slam Northern Territory land council’s pro-fracking ‘bias’

An Indigenous land council has been accused of hand-picking traditional owners in favour of fracking projects in the Northern Territory’s Beetaloo Basin.

Read more August 02, 2021 6:48 PM

The Guardian: Beetaloo Basin’s traditional owners condemn government for fracking handouts to gas companies

Senate inquiry hears of upset over $21m in grants being given to companies while Indigenous community lacks even basic infrastructure.

Read more August 02, 2021 4:25 PM