Grants to Fracking companies

The Federal Government has tabled a Regulation in Parliament which will allow $50 million in public funds to be granted directly to fracking companies in the Northern Territory.

Traditional Owners in the area have spoken out against the fracking grants. They are uniting to put an end to the ongoing threat of fracking and the pain it is causing. They’re calling for funding to be spent instead on health and housing priorities in remote regions.

These dodgy fracking grants risk public money being thrown away on fracking companies with close links to the Liberal Party, without any public process, while communities who need it most miss out.

Can you make a call today to your Federal Senators who can stop this terrible Regulation? Please leave a message with their office and let them know:

  1. I’m calling on you to vote to disallow the proposed Industry Research and Development (Beetaloo Cooperative Drilling Program) Instrument 2021 which will give $50M in grants to fracking companies in the Northern Territory.
  2. I stand with Traditional Owners who have spoken out against these fracking grants and the impacts it will have on their communities and country.
  3. Setting up a special slush fund like this to channel millions of dollars of public money to fracking companies in the NT is improper and should not be allowed. 

Thank you for taking the time to call. Your voice is so important in this battle. Please let us know how your calls go, by leaving a message below.

Senator Contact Numbers – Labor and Crossbench (click to view)


Authorised by Naomi Hogan, Lock the Gate Alliance, Newcastle

  • Peter Matthews
    commented 2021-06-04 18:49:25 +1000
    I wan`t to support you with the NT fracking issue but as other supporters have commented calling politicians is mostly a waste of time.

    Give us their email links and key points to adapt and we will and you will achieve more success.
  • Jan Buckley
    commented 2021-06-04 10:21:14 +1000
    Hi,

    I rang each of the five numbers you gave me for Queensland. Here is the result:


    Queensland

    Murray Watt, Labor

    I left a message on the answering machine.


    Anthony Chisholm, Labor

    I spoke to a receptionist and she said she’d pass it on. I gave her my phone number.


    Nita Green, Labor

    Very attentive response from the person who answered the phone (Angelique). She said Nita Green was progressive and very concerned about environment. She said Federal Labor is progressive. She said the best thing to do is to send an email as she cannot tell the Senator about every call that she gets as she gets too many, but that if you send an email she can compile all the emails about a topic and then present them to the senator. I took the email address. She was very helpful and sympathetic.


    Pauline Hanson, Pauline Hanson’s One Nation Party

    Receptionist politely listened and suggested I send an email and gave me the email address.


    Malcolm Roberts, Pauline Hanson’s One Nation Party

    Receptionist politely listened and took my message and said she’d pass it on.
  • Richard Stanford
    commented 2021-06-02 10:19:19 +1000
    I called two senators offices in NSW. Left a message for each, to the effect that we do not need any more greenhouse gas emitting technologies anywhere, including the Northern Territory and especially not with public money.
  • harry johnson
    commented 2021-06-01 16:07:10 +1000
    Today I contacted offices of Kenneally, Mc Alister and O’Neill and briefly explained that I objected to proposal for taxpayers to shell out $50 million to NT fracking companies. I believe the taxpayers who would fund this would mainly be taxpayers who were not capable of minimising the tax they pay.
    This $50 million would be more usefully be used to improve Public Schools’ education, Health services and Welfare for those in genuine need and to help adequately address Covid-19 due to which for the first time ever in human history we adults can no longer guarantee the air our children and grandchildren will breathe anywhere in the world will be safe to breathe. Covid-free air is one of our four essential needs and a future world in which the air is not safe to breathe is not a world I would like to visit in the future.


    Methane is a far more potent ghg than carbon dioxide.

    O’Neill’s diary manager suggested I should direct my comments at Bowen. I do not waste my time contacting many male politicians other than The Greens male politicians because male politicians appear to be far less empathetic than females.

    Breathe safely.
  • Les Johnston
    commented 2021-06-01 13:08:30 +1000
    They have been getting quite a few calls. Will put my position to the senators.
  • Jennifer Medway
    commented 2021-06-01 13:08:30 +1000
    I left messages with several Senators offices including Chris Bowen’s office asking them to block this desasterous proposal.
  • Jose' Vanderweide
    commented 2021-06-01 12:30:43 +1000
  • Susan Berlach
    commented 2021-06-01 12:11:36 +1000
    I phoned Tim Ayers and Jenny McAlister’s offices. Stated I agreed with above info. Call was registered and my name taken.
  • John de Figueiredo
    commented 2021-06-01 12:09:22 +1000
    I too am appalled at the Federal Government’s underhand tactics in diverting public money into fossil fuel projects. As the traditional owners have said “Giving $50 million to mining corporations for an ‘economic recovery’ to start drilling will only line the pockets of huge corporations.”

    I have taken Diane’s advice and sent an email message to the four Victorian opposition senators. It’s way beyond time this government too climate change seriously. (I blame Tony Abbott.)
  • Diane Bos
    commented 2021-06-01 09:06:13 +1000
    Pleasant receptionist when I phoned Sen Green’s office, but she suggested that I put it in writing via email due to Senators being tied up with estimates Committee at present. I did this and cc’ed Sens. Chilholm and Watt as well
  • Anne Stroud
    commented 2021-06-01 08:34:10 +1000
    This is just plain ridiculous. I cannot believe that any government would give our money away to mining companies when we so desperately need more hospitals. My husband is a volunteer St John ambulance driver, not only is it dreadful that we rely on volunteers for this service, but when he gets the patient to the hospital – 40 minutes away, he is ramped. Solar energy, global warming – add them to your dictionary, take FRACKING OUT.
  • Chelle Destefano
    commented 2021-06-01 01:21:54 +1000
    Please please no fracking. We have worked hard to stop this in our country, fracking is extremely dangerous and will turn beautiful lush landscapes into ugly barren trash which we do not need or want, please keep the Earth safe for us and our future generations.
  • John Kodric
    commented 2021-05-31 20:44:50 +1000
    Special slush fund like this to channel millions of dollars of public money, to FRACKING company in NT is improper and should NOT BE ALLOWED
  • murray horne
    commented 2021-05-31 20:10:32 +1000
  • Bernadette McPhee
    commented 2021-05-31 17:52:51 +1000
    called all senators in Victoria, my home state (though Jess Walsh 9381 5548 phone congested so I called (02) 6277 3744

    and got through); Additionally I have called senators in NT, SA, & ACT ; I called most Queensland senators and emailed senator Green on request ([email protected]) and emialed senator Hanson via her contact form via https://www.aph.gov.au/Senators_and_Members/Contact_Senator_or_Member?MPID=BK6 . I have since emailed all Tasmanian , WA an NSW Senators . Done it took a couple of hours. Solidarity with First Nations peoples. Perhaps give us to option to email to please. Thanks Lock the Gate Alliance for all that you do.
  • Barbara Darvall
    commented 2021-05-31 17:22:34 +1000
    Left a message about supporting traditional owners, not wanting the damage, and about the fugitive emissions making fracking as bad as coal.
  • john Co...
    commented 2021-05-31 16:45:47 +1000
    Why are we insisting of supporting Coal and Gas and subsidising these companies. Australia is the leader in solar panel installed in homes. Why not go to the next stage which is installing batteries and public electric car chargers. Australia should lead the world in this. We are getting more and more backwards in terms of technology and still keen to support old tech. Lets change for the sake of the next generation. We gotta moove on.

    I would rather support Lithium mining, eventhough its just as destructive as Coal and gas. How about supporting Hydrogen fuel research?
  • Angela Michaelis
    commented 2021-05-31 15:58:32 +1000
    Left messages for Senators McAllister and O’Neill, NSW, asking that Labor oppose this in Senate.
  • ilona harsanyi
    commented 2021-05-31 15:52:47 +1000
    I’m calling on you to vote to disallow the proposed Industry Research and Development (Beetaloo Cooperative Drilling Program) Instrument 2021 which will give $50M in grants to fracking companies in the Northern Territory.

    I stand with Traditional Owners who have spoken out against these fracking grants and the impacts it will have on their communities and country.

    Setting up a special slush fund like this to channel millions of dollars of public money to fracking companies in the NT is improper and should not be allowed.
  • Thong Lee
    commented 2021-05-31 15:10:43 +1000
    Fracking is also against our national interests and security being against the will of the First Nation People foremost and a threat under foreign power domination.
  • D'Arcy Mayo
    commented 2021-05-31 15:06:26 +1000
  • Cheryl Kneipp
    commented 2021-05-31 15:02:29 +1000
    Gas Fracking destroys excellent farming land and our precious but at risk water be it creeks rivers or underground aqua ducts.

    I am extremely proud of the Aboriginal fight to protect mother earth, wildlife and precious water resources. Cheryl K
  • Heather Macauley
    commented 2021-05-31 14:30:28 +1000
    Being an urban farmer, read verbatim, and added that I like many are tired of Politicians who speak from the sides of their mouths, used to vote Labor and have not done so for the past three Federal Elections, voted Greens in lieu. S/with Senator Kim Carr’s office.
  • Peter Shields
    commented 2021-05-31 14:28:49 +1000
    I vote Liberal and Nationals and I don’t want to see fracking anywhere in this country, especially not in the sacred lands of our indigenous people.
  • Dean Draper
    published this page 2021-05-01 12:38:08 +1000

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