Media Release: Tamboran locks Tanumbirini Station gate on Station Owners and Traditional Custodians seeking to inspect sacred sites at risk of fracking destruction

Gas company Tamboran Resources has today locked a gate on Tanumbirini Station on the day it plans to begin seismic activities, blocking entry to station owners and Traditional Custodians from the Beetaloo Basin who were there to inspect the sacred site area of Newcastle Creek which is protected under the NT Sacred Sites Act because of fear of damage from these new works.

Read more June 24, 2022 7:09 AM

9 News Darwin: Nurrdalinji comments on Rallen Australia's court appeal

Rallen Australia is appealing a decision to grant fracking company Sweetpea Petroleum an access agreement to start work on its Tanumbirini station on grounds that include a failure to protect water infrastructure on the property. Chair of Nurrdalinji, Johnny Wilson, tells Ch 9 News on the first day of the appeal why this is important.  

Read more June 20, 2022 8:55 PM

Katherine Times: Traditional owners from the Beetaloo Basin join Darwin Festival protests

Traditional owners impacted by fracking projects in the Northern Territory have demanded the Darwin Festival drop their main sponsor, fossil fuel giant Santos. They have joined members of the Northern Territory's creative industries to oppose the Santos sponsorship.

Read more June 20, 2022 1:31 PM

Guardian: First Nations group join Darwin festival protest over fossil fuel sponsorship

A delegation of First Nations people are expected to join a collective of artists and creative producers on Thursday to protest a controversial sponsorship deal between the Darwin festival and gas and oil company Santos. 

Read more June 16, 2022 1:18 PM

Media Release: NT Traditional Owners impacted by Santos gas projects demand Darwin Festival drops Santos sponsorship

As Darwin Festival reveals its 2022 program, a delegation of NT Traditional Owners from Larrakia, Tiwi Islands and Beetaloo Basin impacted by Santos gas projects are launching a campaign to see Darwin Festival, the NT’s premiere arts and cultural institution, abandon promotional partnerships with fossil fuel companies, including major sponsor Santos.

Read more June 16, 2022 11:43 AM

NIT: Fracking risk ‘negligible’, NT Govt says, as native title group voices opposition

The Northern Territory government has stood by its decision to approve four new Origin fracking wells in the Beetaloo Basin on Friday despite strong opposition from an activist native title group.

The approval came on the same day Tamboran Resources cut fences and moved heavy equipment onto Rallen Australia’s cattle station without consent of pastoralists.

Read more June 01, 2022 5:57 PM

ABC online: Sweetpea gas company begins fracking exploration on Beetaloo Basin station

A gas company has started exploratory work on a Northern Territory cattle property despite opposition from the station's pastoralists and some traditional owners against fracking. ABC online piece.

Read more May 30, 2022 5:42 PM

ABC's PM: Fracking company forces access onto NT station

In the first case of its kind in the Northern Territory a gas fracking company has cut the fences of a cattle station to force its way onto the property without an agreement with its owners. ABC's PM reports

Read more May 30, 2022 5:33 PM

ABC: NT Country Hour on Nurrdalinji and Rallen's fight

A gas company has begun works at Tanumbirini station, east of Daly Waters, despite opposition from the station's pastoralists and Traditional Owners against fracking. ABC's NT Country Hour reports.

Read more May 30, 2022 5:30 PM

Media Release: Beetaloo Basin TOs: NT govt approves new Origin wells Tamboran forces access on Rallen cattle station

Nurrdalinji Aboriginal Corporation vows to consider legal and other options

On the same day Reconciliation Week begins, the new NT Fyles government has approved four new Origin fracking wells in the Beetaloo Basin. Meanwhile, Tamboran Resources has commenced bringing heavy work equipment to cut fences onto Tanumbirini cattle station, clearing land to build a road and new well dangerously close to Newcastle Creek which is protected by sacred sites legislation. Rallen has given no consent and the gas company is proposing construction of a new access track 

Read more May 27, 2022 6:22 PM

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

The Australian: Tamboran Resources set to start fracking at Beetaloo Basin without consent of pastoralists and Aboriginal groups

ASX-listed Tamboran Resources is set to become the first Beetaloo Basin gas explorer to begin fracking activities on a Northern Territory cattle station without the consent of pastoralists and Aboriginal groups.

Tamboran won the right to access Tanumbirini Station, south of Katherine, in a lengthy tribunal battle that saw the station operator, Rallen Australia, awarded 1000-fold less compensation than it once demanded.

Read more May 25, 2022 3:42 PM

NIT: Pastoralist blasts ‘unprecedented’ NT fracking foray, teams up with native title body

Traditional Owners and one of Australia’s largest landowners are joining forces to take a stand against fracking on Tanumbirini cattle station in the Northern Territory.

Read more May 25, 2022 3:26 PM

Guardian: Pastoralist company to join forces with Beetaloo Basin traditional owners to resist gas exploration

One of the Northern Territory’s biggest and wealthiest pastoral landholders will join traditional owners to “resist” the entry of fracking companies on to its expansive holdings in the Beetaloo Basin.

Read more May 25, 2022 3:15 PM

AAP: Gas fracker's remote NT access threats

A gas exploration company may use security guards to ensure it can access a remote Northern Territory cattle station protected by pastoralists and Indigenous traditional owners. Tamboran Resources subsidiary Sweetpea also said it would take legal action to recover more than $40,000 per day from the station owner, cattle baron Rallen Australia, and any person that "aids" it if its fracking operations are delayed.

Read more May 25, 2022 8:18 AM