Frack Free NT Update

The issue of fracking in the Northern Territory is centre stage once again this month, with fresh calls from the Federal Government to build yet another fracking pipeline, this time from Alice Springs to Moomba in SA. 

It is increasingly clear that the big gas fracking companies and the Federal Government have a plan to make the Northern Territory a sacrifice zone for fracking gasfields. 

Yet despite the agendas being pushed onto us - our strength and unity across the Northern Territory is growing. 

Alice Springs residents came together for an incredible turn out at the Fracking Inquiry hearings last month and clearly spoke up for ban on the risky shale gas fracking industry. Creative projects are blossoming, from a new Frack Free mural in Katherine, to a new mums and bubs against fracking group starting in Darwin. If you have a creative idea to reach new networks – now is the time to give it a go! 

We are also excited to announce that Jesse Hancock has just started as the new Central Australia Frack Free Coordinator, based at the ALEC office part time. Jesse has a wealth of experience across Australia and the world in community organising and bringing people together to win campaigns. Please welcome Jesse and share your ideas for keeping Central Australia Frack Free by sending an email to frackfreecoordinator@gmail.com.

Three more things you can do right now:

1) Read the latest report from the NT Lock the Gate Alliance on the economic reality check that is need into shale gas fracking in the Territory.

2) Write your online submission to the NT Fracking Inquiry before 30 April, and don’t forget to reference some of the incredible research documents pulled together from around the world by the Concerned Health Professionals of New York.

3) Come along to the Central Australian Frack Free Alliance brunch and BBQ at the Alice Springs Community Garden this Sunday 9 April from 11am. All welcome - please bring a plate to share. It will be a great chance to meet Jesse in person and share ideas going forward. To RSVP, please text Allan on 0428 277 043. 

 

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