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Water is Life: Don't Frack Northern Australia



Fracking poses a massive risk to water – iconic Northern Territory water sources like the mighty Roper River and the recharge zones for the Mataranka Hot Springs are under threat, as is the Fitzroy River catchment in the Kimberley in Western Australia. 

But measures in place in national environmental laws to assess the impacts of gas drilling on water resources, do not apply to fracking in Northern Australia. That means there is no independent expert assessment of water impacts and no decision by the Federal Environment Minister. 

The Federal Labor Government promised before the last election to fix this gaping loophole, but they haven't delivered yet.  Traditional Owners and residents from across northern Australia are calling for urgent action to keep that promise.

Sign this petition to Environment Minister Plibersek today to get urgent reforms so that the impacts of gas fracking on water sources is independently assessed under national environment laws.

Dear Minister Plibersek,

Thank you for committing to expand the water trigger to cover shale and tight gas fracking as part of the national environmental law reforms.

However, we can’t wait until next year to get our water protected, because gas companies are pushing ahead to get gas production approvals this year.

We’re calling on you to bring forward the expanded water trigger now, so that the severe risk fracking poses to water is properly assessed by independent experts before any gas production occurs.

Please respect Territorians and West Australians who want the same protections for water that exist for east coast gas activities.

Signed sincerely,

Who's signing
Geoff Newman
Tim Predovan
Susan Krawczyk
Linda Henderson
Carol Aylward
Lorraine Rogers
Lorraine Rogers
Amanda Barron
Lili Li
Jacqui Dodds
Paul Thierry
Dune Surf
Amy Hipkins
Robert Elphinston
Narelle Pearce
Jan Crawford
Sue Strodl
Maree Whittaker
Luke Willetts
Rosemary Mcfeeters
Karolyn Bush
Bev Paterson
Fiona Glenn
Kim Rowland
Janice Poulson
Jennifer Pike
Janet Richardson
Anne McCabe
Christine Richardson
Mel Beaumont

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Showing 30 reactions

  • Geoff Newman
    signed 2023-11-18 14:06:32 +1100
  • Tim Predovan
    signed 2023-11-18 14:03:16 +1100
    No fracking
  • Susan Krawczyk
    signed 2023-11-18 13:58:04 +1100
    Di not frack
  • Linda Henderson
    signed 2023-11-18 13:49:38 +1100
  • Carol Aylward
    signed 2023-11-18 13:45:09 +1100
  • Lorraine Rogers
    signed 2023-11-18 13:32:44 +1100
  • Lorraine Rogers
    signed 2023-11-18 13:32:44 +1100
  • Amanda Barron
    signed 2023-11-18 13:27:17 +1100
    This is a disgrace. I’ll stand with you.
  • Lili Li
    signed 2023-11-18 13:04:17 +1100
  • Jacqui Dodds
    signed 2023-11-18 13:03:30 +1100
  • Paul Thierry
    signed 2023-11-18 12:55:51 +1100
  • Dune Surf
    signed 2023-11-18 12:55:14 +1100
    DONT DARE FRACK THE NT
  • Amy Hipkins
    signed 2023-11-18 12:48:47 +1100
  • Robert Elphinston
    signed 2023-11-18 12:40:27 +1100
  • Narelle Pearce
    signed 2023-11-18 12:25:03 +1100
    Don’t destroy our country,
  • Jan Crawford
    signed 2023-11-18 12:20:50 +1100
  • Sue Strodl
    signed 2023-11-18 12:02:23 +1100
  • Maree Whittaker
    signed 2023-11-18 12:01:31 +1100
    2541
  • Luke Willetts
    signed 2023-11-18 11:48:34 +1100
  • Rosemary Mcfeeters
    signed via 2023-11-18 11:25:07 +1100
  • Karolyn Bush
    signed 2023-11-18 11:22:52 +1100
  • Bev Paterson
    signed 2023-11-18 11:16:26 +1100
    You can’t put it back after you have broken it
  • Fiona Glenn
    signed 2023-11-18 11:07:13 +1100
    No Fracking any where in Australia
  • Kim Rowland
    signed 2023-11-18 11:02:10 +1100
  • Janice Poulson
    signed 2023-11-18 10:58:24 +1100
    2777
  • Jennifer Pike
    signed 2023-11-18 10:53:55 +1100
    Fracking must be stopped!
  • Janet Richardson
    signed 2023-11-18 10:45:59 +1100
    Our land is too unique to let money destroy it. Please protect it.
  • Anne McCabe
    signed 2023-11-18 10:31:26 +1100
  • Christine Richardson
    signed 2023-11-18 10:28:36 +1100
  • Mel Beaumont
    signed 2023-11-18 10:28:21 +1100