Guardian: ‘We need help’: traditional owners accuse land council of ‘facilitating fracking’

Exclusive: Traditional owners in the Beetaloo basin say they are not being effectively represented in the battle against a major gas industry expansion. The Northern Land Council denies the claim.

Read more June 20, 2023 3:11 PM

Guardian: I feel responsible for my role in fracking agreements signed long ago. But I won’t stop fighting to save the Beetaloo basin

When I heard the news that fracking would go ahead on my grandparents’ country, I felt my spirit and heart were breaking.

Read more June 20, 2023 2:14 PM

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

Canberra Times: Pastoralists and traditional owners in fear of fracking

Traditional owners and a cattle station company are alarmed at the environmental threat of fracking on their land after the Northern Territory government lifted its moratorium on the controversial practice.

Read more May 22, 2023 10:50 AM

ABC VIDEO: Questions raised about the largest fracking project in the Northern Territory

The Northern Territory is on the cusp of developing what could be one of the world's largest shale gas developments, but critics say a recent incident in the Beetaloo Basin has raised questions about the Government's ability to protect the environment.

Read more May 22, 2023 10:02 AM

ABC: Promise of Beetaloo Basin fracking jobs prompts mixed views from NT's Aboriginal people

The gas industry's promise of fracking-related jobs in the Beetaloo Basin has divided Aboriginal people in the Northern Territory, leaving some feeling hopeful and others suspicious.

Read more May 16, 2023 5:08 PM

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

ABC: Who can veto a Beetaloo Basin gas project? It's an issue vexing Indigenous people, pastoralists

When announcing the decision to allow commercial gas production to go ahead in the Beetaloo Basin this week, NT Chief Minister Natasha Fyles said Indigenous people had the power to stop a gas development.

Read more May 06, 2023 10:20 AM

The Age: NT approves Beetaloo gas fracking despite climate fears

Onshore fracking has been given the green light in the Northern Territory’s gas-rich Beetaloo Basin, clearing the way for a controversial expansion of wells and production in a move that has dismayed traditional owners and environmental groups.

Read more May 03, 2023 10:18 AM

NIT: Beetaloo Traditional Owners at odds with NT government as fracking moratorium is lifted

Traditional Owners of the Beetaloo Basin, located approximately 500 kilometres south-east of Darwin, have called for a halt to plans for large scale fracking production in the region until proper consultation occurs with Native Title holders.

Read more May 03, 2023 10:15 AM

ABC: Northern Territory clears path for Beetaloo Basin fracking

The Northern Territory government has decided to allow a full-scale onshore gas industry to go ahead in the Beetaloo Basin about 500 kilometres south-east of Darwin.

Read more May 03, 2023 10:13 AM

FR: Environment stoush erupts on NT approval of fracking in Beetaloo

The Northern Territory will permit fracking in the Beetaloo Basin, unlocking one of the world’s largest untapped gas reserves and drawing immediate condemnation from environmental groups and Indigenous landowners who vow to oppose any development.

Read more May 03, 2023 10:10 AM

Traditional Owners alarmed at NT Govt go ahead for Beetaloo fracking

Chief Minister incorrect to say Aboriginal people have veto rights over production.

Read more May 03, 2023 8:10 AM

Traditional Owners on Beetaloo Fracking Senate Inquiry Final Report

Commenting on today’s release of the Final Report of the Senate Inquiry into Fracking in the NT’s Beetaloo Basin, Traditional Owners from the region have called for a halt to fracking exploration and production until proper consultation occurs and the combined risks from what will be a major industrialisation of their country are better understood.

Read more April 19, 2023 11:49 AM