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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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Jocelyn Reese
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Sheena Worrall
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Stephanie Wilson
Tracu Bell
Jonathan Halls
Andrew McRae
Leree Polkinghorne
Lynette Lambert
Annie Nielsen
Jodie Southon
Sharon Healey
Helen Forsyth
Ron Land
Nina Gibson
Julie Jones
Jim Hand
Julie Gerrish
Debra Kenny
Sandra Foster
Robin Quirk
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Showing 30 reactions

  • Jocelyn Reese
    signed 2023-11-17 23:34:26 +1100
  • Laura Sleeth
    signed 2023-11-17 22:59:08 +1100
  • Sharon Van Urk
    signed 2023-11-17 22:52:07 +1100
  • Sheena Worrall
    signed 2023-11-17 22:48:07 +1100
  • Julie-Anne Geddes
    signed 2023-11-17 22:43:12 +1100
  • Stephanie Wilson
    signed 2023-11-17 22:34:53 +1100
  • Tracu Bell
    signed 2023-11-17 22:30:11 +1100
  • Jonathan Halls
    signed 2023-11-17 22:16:16 +1100
  • Andrew McRae
    signed 2023-11-17 22:15:05 +1100
    Stop this type of mining
  • Leree Polkinghorne
    signed 2023-11-17 22:02:17 +1100
  • Lynette Lambert
    signed 2023-11-17 21:54:29 +1100
    Fracking kills the environment!!!
  • Annie Nielsen
    signed 2023-11-17 21:45:55 +1100
  • Jodie Southon
    signed 2023-11-17 21:34:57 +1100
  • Sharon Healey
    signed 2023-11-17 21:33:40 +1100
  • Helen Forsyth
    signed 2023-11-17 21:23:41 +1100
  • Ron Land
    signed 2023-11-17 21:23:25 +1100
  • Nina Gibson
    signed 2023-11-17 21:14:51 +1100
  • Julie Jones
    signed 2023-11-17 21:12:39 +1100
  • Jim Hand
    signed 2023-11-17 21:07:11 +1100
  • Julie Gerrish
    signed 2023-11-17 21:05:08 +1100
  • Debra Kenny
    signed 2023-11-17 20:46:45 +1100
  • Sandra Foster
    signed 2023-11-17 20:37:47 +1100
  • Robin Quirk
    signed 2023-11-17 20:32:55 +1100
    Stop the rot, insane practice.
  • Paul Howick
    signed 2023-11-17 20:30:46 +1100
    Fluck off fack
  • Shirley  A Read
    signed 2023-11-17 20:24:51 +1100
  • Jennifer King
    signed 2023-11-17 20:13:58 +1100
  • Avtar Kaur
    signed 2023-11-17 19:58:35 +1100
  • Tom Lake
    signed 2023-11-17 19:39:40 +1100
    Water is life, Don’t Frack the NT
  • Narelle Day-Sherman
    signed 2023-11-17 19:13:53 +1100
  • Anita Weber
    signed 2023-11-17 19:06:25 +1100
    This is a no brainer. No fracking up in the NT. IT’s environmental mass destruction. There has been enough evidence to prove what it does to the water table as well as the impact on wildlife. It’s time to find other alternatives for sustainable power.