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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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Colin Brokenshire
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Gordon Tindall
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Dana Vandyke
Elizabeth Thurbon
Kathy Hammel
Neil Denison
Lyn Serventy
Lyn Campbell
Dr Lindsay Sharp
Alan Booth
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  • Colin Brokenshire
    signed 2023-08-29 17:13:07 +1000
  • Joshua Jennings
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  • Kim Wagstaff
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  • Lynne Cage
    signed 2023-08-29 17:12:19 +1000
  • Lin Johnston
    signed 2023-08-29 17:12:14 +1000
  • Jayden OBrien
    signed 2023-08-29 17:12:05 +1000
  • Elspeth McLachlan
    signed 2023-08-29 17:11:57 +1000
  • Gordon Tindall
    signed 2023-08-29 17:11:55 +1000
    We have to stop poisoning our land and you, the Gov’t, our representatives, have to act … now !!
  • Jacque Alway
    signed 2023-08-29 17:11:45 +1000
  • Julie Copeland
    signed 2023-08-29 17:11:43 +1000
  • Beryl Andrews
    signed 2023-08-29 17:11:34 +1000
  • Dana Vandyke
    signed 2023-08-29 17:11:28 +1000
  • Elizabeth Thurbon
    signed 2023-08-29 17:11:05 +1000
  • Kathy Hammel
    signed 2023-08-29 17:10:53 +1000
  • Neil Denison
    signed 2023-08-29 17:10:51 +1000
  • Lyn Serventy
    signed 2023-08-29 17:10:51 +1000
  • Lyn Campbell
    signed 2023-08-29 17:10:45 +1000
  • Dr Lindsay Sharp
    signed 2023-08-29 17:10:34 +1000
  • Alan Booth
    signed 2023-08-29 17:10:28 +1000
  • Marie-Paulette Droulers
    signed 2023-08-29 17:10:16 +1000
  • Christine Hugo
    signed 2023-08-29 17:10:16 +1000
  • Catherine Solano
    signed 2023-08-29 17:10:13 +1000
    Please stop these destroyers of our Mother Earth the consequences for our children and plants and animals is too dire to let this just pass
  • Peter Hinton
    signed 2023-08-29 17:10:02 +1000
  • Ken Pell
    signed 2023-08-29 17:09:56 +1000
  • Kate Jeffery
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  • Michael Sinden
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  • Robin Gunning
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  • Delma Baum
    signed 2023-08-29 17:09:39 +1000
  • Susan Potter
    signed 2023-08-29 17:09:35 +1000
  • Felicity Green
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