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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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Showing 30 reactions

  • Anonymous
    signed 2023-11-18 08:03:04 +1100
    I thoroughly oppose,
  • Christine France
    signed 2023-11-18 07:55:09 +1100
  • Shane Edwards
    signed 2023-11-18 07:44:20 +1100
  • Leisa Pullar
    signed 2023-11-18 07:42:00 +1100
  • David Trew
    signed 2023-11-18 07:20:34 +1100
    Stop all fracking!!!
  • Rob McNeilly
    signed 2023-11-18 07:09:33 +1100
  • Gabriele Seidel-Wynne
    signed 2023-11-18 07:03:15 +1100
    Protection of natural resources is vital to the environment and the lives of the people who live there
  • Nick Vamianakis
    signed 2023-11-18 06:54:10 +1100
  • Suzanne McLellan
    signed 2023-11-18 06:48:26 +1100
  • Coral Larke
    signed 2023-11-18 06:39:58 +1100
  • Maryann Giorgianni
    signed 2023-11-18 06:25:30 +1100
  • Sally Oh
    signed 2023-11-18 06:07:03 +1100
  • Melissa Kemp
    signed 2023-11-18 05:57:56 +1100
  • Donna McLennon
    signed 2023-11-18 05:37:30 +1100
    Protect water. No Frackimg !
  • Elizabeth Grady
    signed 2023-11-18 05:33:54 +1100
    Leave our water alone
  • Chantell Wyszenko
    signed 2023-11-18 05:29:28 +1100
  • Frances Witt
    signed 2023-11-18 05:14:13 +1100
  • Effie Rogers
    signed 2023-11-18 05:11:49 +1100
    Leave our land , our resources alone
  • Kevin Yeo
    signed 2023-11-18 04:46:58 +1100
  • Teomeka Tukukino
    signed 2023-11-18 04:40:37 +1100
  • Belinda Brooks
    signed 2023-11-18 04:37:40 +1100
  • Fiona Campbell
    signed 2023-11-18 04:06:32 +1100
  • Susan Bastide
    signed 2023-11-18 03:32:23 +1100
  • Michael Aller
    signed 2023-11-18 03:08:50 +1100
  • Karen Thornton
    signed 2023-11-18 02:17:40 +1100
  • Sophie Meneguzzi
    signed 2023-11-18 01:36:57 +1100
    Please save the NT FROM FRACKING.
  • Mike Hoshki
    signed 2023-11-18 01:24:02 +1100
    No fracking fracking. Anywhere. Period.
  • Andrew Peterkin
    signed 2023-11-18 01:22:20 +1100
  • Gary Hawkins
    signed 2023-11-18 00:01:04 +1100
  • Jacqueline Barone
    signed 2023-11-17 23:58:24 +1100