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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
Bernhard Johannsen
Wendy Coman
Reto Küng
Roma Dix
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Hendricka Samytowski
Peter Riordan
Sharyn Munro
Peter Bright
Rosanne Murray
Kellie Schuring
Melissa Briggs
John Henry
Bill Martin
Thea Woznitza
Lynne Anderson
Robert Boyd
Gill Caunce
Jazz Eastman
David Tranter
Shane Pedlar
Collin Andrews
Gary Naddison
Kate Lalor
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Michelle White
Debbie Chu
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  • Bernhard Johannsen
    signed 2023-08-29 18:20:52 +1000
  • Wendy Coman
    signed 2023-08-29 18:20:25 +1000
    Fracking industry is do wrong. Damaging our environment
  • Reto Küng
    signed 2023-08-29 18:20:21 +1000
  • Roma Dix
    signed 2023-08-29 18:20:21 +1000
  • Greg and Karen Douglas
    signed 2023-08-29 18:19:53 +1000
  • Hendricka Samytowski
    signed 2023-08-29 18:19:16 +1000
  • Peter Riordan
    signed 2023-08-29 18:19:14 +1000
  • Sharyn Munro
    signed 2023-08-29 18:18:36 +1000
  • Peter Bright
    signed 2023-08-29 18:18:10 +1000
  • Rosanne Murray
    signed 2023-08-29 18:18:05 +1000
  • Kellie Schuring
    signed 2023-08-29 18:17:25 +1000
  • Melissa Briggs
    signed 2023-08-29 18:17:20 +1000
  • John Henry
    signed 2023-08-29 18:17:14 +1000
  • Bill Martin
    signed 2023-08-29 18:17:04 +1000
  • Thea Woznitza
    signed 2023-08-29 18:16:31 +1000
  • Lynne Anderson
    signed 2023-08-29 18:15:20 +1000
  • Robert Boyd
    signed 2023-08-29 18:15:16 +1000
  • Gill Caunce
    signed 2023-08-29 18:14:35 +1000
  • Jazz Eastman
    signed 2023-08-29 18:13:09 +1000
  • David Tranter
    signed 2023-08-29 18:12:47 +1000
  • Shane Pedlar
    signed 2023-08-29 18:12:22 +1000
  • Collin Andrews
    signed 2023-08-29 18:12:07 +1000
  • Gary Naddison
    signed 2023-08-29 18:11:51 +1000
  • Kate Lalor
    signed 2023-08-29 18:11:36 +1000
  • Neville Hunter
    signed 2023-08-29 18:11:27 +1000
  • Michelle White
    signed 2023-08-29 18:10:56 +1000
  • Debbie Chu
    signed 2023-08-29 18:10:53 +1000
  • Victoria Le Riche
    signed 2023-08-29 18:10:52 +1000
    I lived in Mataranka for 9 months. If you have ever been to the hot springs or the area, you would never allow any of this to happen. Have you been?
  • Malcolm Olle
    signed 2023-08-29 18:10:17 +1000
    Stop this corruption of our Earth 🙏🏽
  • Elisabeth Brasseur
    signed 2023-08-29 18:10:02 +1000