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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
Meryl Pinque
Lynne Lancaster
Ron Jacobson
Roger Graham
Jeromie Maver
Mark Streten
Rebecca Reynolds
Elizabeth Story
Melissa Conway
Glen Philpott
Kathy Coombe
John Schwab
Freya Harris
Clare Lewis
Angela Leaf-Milham
John Westley
Curtis Montgomery
Michael Connerty
Virginia Heaps
Tony Comyn
Bronwyn Smith
Peter Menzies
Helen Meggs
Selwyn Rayner
Peter Robertson
Karen Davison
Andrew Miller
Helen Collins
Robert Paterson
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Showing 30 reactions

  • Meryl Pinque
    signed 2023-12-21 10:40:10 +1100
  • Lynne Lancaster
    signed 2023-12-21 10:38:11 +1100
  • Ron Jacobson
    signed 2023-12-21 10:37:29 +1100
  • Roger Graham
    signed 2023-12-21 10:35:15 +1100
  • Jeromie Maver
    signed 2023-12-21 10:34:54 +1100
  • Mark Streten
    signed 2023-12-21 10:33:08 +1100
  • Rebecca Reynolds
    signed 2023-12-21 10:33:07 +1100
  • Elizabeth Story
    signed 2023-12-21 01:46:59 +1100
  • Melissa Conway
    signed 2023-12-20 16:29:21 +1100
  • Glen Philpott
    signed 2023-12-19 15:30:09 +1100
  • Kathy Coombe
    signed 2023-12-19 15:03:38 +1100
  • John Schwab
    signed 2023-12-19 13:35:40 +1100
  • Freya Harris
    signed 2023-12-19 13:25:29 +1100
  • Clare Lewis
    signed 2023-12-19 12:42:36 +1100
    DON’T FRACK THE NT
  • Angela Leaf-Milham
    signed 2023-12-19 12:12:02 +1100
  • John Westley
    signed 2023-12-19 12:09:55 +1100
  • Curtis Montgomery
    signed 2023-12-19 09:43:04 +1100
    Please stop supporting the warming of the planet and ruining of our precious natural resources for the sake of profit and money that ends up in the hands of a few. Protect the environment, that’s your one job.
  • Michael Connerty
    signed 2023-12-18 11:45:57 +1100
  • Virginia Heaps
    signed 2023-12-15 17:34:31 +1100
  • Tony Comyn
    signed 2023-12-15 14:35:23 +1100
  • Bronwyn Smith
    signed 2023-12-15 12:52:23 +1100
  • Peter Menzies
    signed 2023-12-15 10:33:32 +1100
  • Helen Meggs
    signed 2023-12-15 09:04:26 +1100
  • Selwyn Rayner
    signed 2023-12-15 07:45:16 +1100
  • Peter Robertson
    signed 2023-12-14 20:18:35 +1100
    Stop this rape by fossil fuel fools.
  • Karen Davison
    signed 2023-12-14 20:01:43 +1100
  • Andrew Miller
    signed 2023-12-14 16:25:15 +1100
    Enough is enough..stop fracking
  • Helen Collins
    signed via 2023-12-14 16:07:14 +1100
  • Robert Paterson
    signed 2023-12-14 15:57:25 +1100
  • Rebecca Freeman
    signed 2023-12-14 15:20:48 +1100