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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
Graeme Duff
Marje't Pasa
Jane Easton
Adrienne Brennan
Mayo Materazzo
Mia Campioni
Conny Chomley-Griffiths
William Bowman
Petros Papadopoulos
Annabelle Roux
Rowan Turner
Michaela Perryman
Sarah Bunn
Colin Campbell
Max Poole
Susie Forster
Cindy Caulfield
Liz Godfrey
Kay Jones
Shona Philip
Holt Patricia
Gregory Farrell
Sandra Brady
Mark Cannatelli
Tolkin Myers
Patricia Skinner
Julie Bennett
Susan Jarnason
Patricia Bleuel
Marja Rouse

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Showing 30 reactions

  • Graeme Duff
    signed 2023-11-17 19:03:17 +1100
  • Marje't Pasa
    signed 2023-11-17 18:59:32 +1100
  • Jane Easton
    signed 2023-11-17 18:54:52 +1100
  • Adrienne Brennan
    signed 2023-11-17 18:54:24 +1100
  • Mayo Materazzo
    signed 2023-11-17 18:41:50 +1100
  • Mia Campioni
    signed 2023-11-17 18:30:17 +1100
  • Conny Chomley-Griffiths
    signed 2023-11-17 18:26:30 +1100
  • William Bowman
    signed 2023-11-17 18:24:49 +1100
    It needs to be preserved
  • Petros Papadopoulos
    signed 2023-11-17 18:22:45 +1100
  • Annabelle Roux
    signed 2023-11-17 18:22:14 +1100
  • Rowan Turner
    signed 2023-11-17 18:17:03 +1100
  • Michaela Perryman
    signed 2023-11-17 18:16:23 +1100
    DO NOT FRACK AUSTRALIANOT EVER! Again and again, we send this message out. DO NOT FRACK AUSTRALIA
  • Sarah Bunn
    signed 2023-11-17 18:12:57 +1100
  • Colin Campbell
    signed 2023-11-17 18:03:41 +1100
  • Max Poole
    signed 2023-11-17 18:02:29 +1100
  • Susie Forster
    signed 2023-11-17 17:51:39 +1100
  • Cindy Caulfield
    signed 2023-11-17 17:48:51 +1100
  • Liz Godfrey
    signed 2023-11-17 17:46:46 +1100
  • Kay Jones
    signed 2023-11-17 17:38:41 +1100
  • Shona Philip
    signed 2023-11-17 17:30:30 +1100
    Let’s get this right. Once it’s done, it’s gone. This is our opportunity to take care of the country we love.
  • Holt Patricia
    signed 2023-11-17 17:22:12 +1100
  • Gregory Farrell
    signed 2023-11-17 17:19:52 +1100
  • Sandra Brady
    signed 2023-11-17 17:17:25 +1100
  • Mark Cannatelli
    signed 2023-11-17 17:15:19 +1100
  • Tolkin Myers
    signed 2023-11-17 17:10:10 +1100
    Water is life, it’s protection as well as the lands of the true custodians and their traditional values should be first and foremost.
  • Patricia Skinner
    signed 2023-11-17 17:09:44 +1100
  • Julie Bennett
    signed 2023-11-17 16:59:32 +1100
  • Susan Jarnason
    signed 2023-11-17 16:56:20 +1100
    Stop the fracking. Well lose the water table & never get it back.
  • Patricia Bleuel
    signed 2023-11-17 16:48:21 +1100
  • Marja Rouse
    signed 2023-11-17 16:42:29 +1100
    Water cannot be polluted!