Beetaloo Basin Traditional Owners comment on NT Chief Minister Fyles' address to National Press Club, Facing the North delegation

August 01, 2023 10:17 AM

The Deputy Chair of Nurrdalinji Native Title Aboriginal Corporation which represents Traditional Owners with native title interests across the Beetaloo Basin is available to comment on Minister Fyles’ Press Club address today and “Facing the North” Canberra delegation. (ABC news, 1 Aug 2023).

Ahead of the address, Djingili elder, native title holder and Deputy Chairman of Nurrdalinji Aboriginal Corporation, Samuel Janama Sandy, said, "The Chief Minister needs to listen to all traditional owners in the Beetaloo Basin who say our land, water and country are sacred and fracking is not wanted. It will destroy our country and poison our waterways for our children and grandchildren.

"We don't see jobs or economic benefits from fracking. The gas companies are only interested in putting cash in their pockets, not creating opportunities for our families.

“Our communities need power from the sun and for the government to build options which protect our country and leave a positive legacy.”