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

ABC: Gas industry peak body tells Beetaloo Basin Senate inquiry fracking cannot happen without consent from traditional owners

The chief executive of Australia's peak body for the oil and gas industry says no fracking will occur in the Northern Territory's Beetaloo Basin without consent from affected traditional owners or pastoralists. 

Read more March 23, 2022 4:06 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

First Nations Telegraph: Pitt hands $7.5m to Sweet Pea for NT Beetaloo Fracking

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 14, 2022 4:03 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

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