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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,

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Janet Richardson
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Showing 30 reactions

  • 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
  • Dianne Karjana
    signed 2023-11-18 10:26:20 +1100
  • Elizabeth Sutherland
    signed 2023-11-18 10:18:15 +1100
    2430
  • Sandra Gates
    signed 2023-11-18 10:13:18 +1100
  • Jessica Holman
    signed 2023-11-18 10:11:32 +1100
  • Tony Hatch
    signed 2023-11-18 10:08:22 +1100
  • Michelle Niznik
    signed 2023-11-18 10:02:05 +1100
  • Jon Rottman
    signed 2023-11-18 09:55:27 +1100
  • Joan Dixon
    signed 2023-11-18 09:54:59 +1100
  • Brooke Williams
    signed 2023-11-18 09:53:36 +1100
  • Philippa O’Dowd
    signed 2023-11-18 09:50:35 +1100
  • Leigh Skelsey
    signed 2023-11-18 09:49:32 +1100
    Stop the environmental rape of our country.
  • Jane McBride
    signed 2023-11-18 09:44:17 +1100
  • Vanessa Hadaway
    signed 2023-11-18 09:30:59 +1100
  • Michael Perroux
    signed 2023-11-18 09:29:22 +1100
  • Natasha Cordell
    signed 2023-11-18 09:23:50 +1100
  • Marilyn Watling
    signed 2023-11-18 09:10:28 +1100
  • Elijh Mchugh
    signed 2023-11-18 09:06:27 +1100
  • Stan Whitting
    signed 2023-11-18 09:02:36 +1100
    If i can help with my signing i would love to
  • Donny Tilbury
    signed 2023-11-18 08:56:53 +1100
  • Anonymous
    signed 2023-11-18 08:52:02 +1100
  • Anne Welch
    signed 2023-11-18 08:50:21 +1100
  • Pam Stagg
    signed via 2023-11-18 08:41:38 +1100
  • Anne McGrady
    signed 2023-11-18 08:28:06 +1100
  • Rob Smith
    signed 2023-11-18 08:25:24 +1100
    Stop greedy environmental damage
  • Satya Loka
    signed via 2023-11-18 08:21:13 +1100
    Leave NT alone. Fracking the land is the same as rapeing a human.
  • Liora Claff
    signed 2023-11-18 08:10:43 +1100
    Please protect life – human, animal, plant – we can’t afford to turn our beautiful world into a toxic dump. There is no justification for this.