Protect our NT Rivers from fracking!
Ring Chief Minister Natasha Fyles:
Ph: (08) 8999 6743
Ask her to urgently intervene to protect the Territory's precious waterways and groundwater!
Right now, in a rush to enable fracking in the Beetaloo Basin, decision-makers are planning to rush through ‘water allocation plans’ that change the rules and make it easier to take water, before crucial scientific baseline studies have been completed.
The plans are supposed to go through a process where water advisory committees give the community an opportunity to participate and have their say on what is proposed.
But the Territory Government is planning to put frackers ahead of communities by finalising plans before basic science is done and before proper water advisory committees are established.
Please call the Chief MInister today. The phone will likely be answered by a receptionist or adviser. Let them know that you have a message for the Chief Minister that you would like to have passed on.
Ask them to take down your name and address so that it’s clear who has called. Let them know you have already sent an email on the issue, and having not received any proper response, are now ringing to call for action. Please be polite.
Please let us know how your call goes by leaving us feedback below. We really want to hear back from you as to how you went. Thanks so much!
Here are some things to ask for and some key points you can use when calling the Chief Minister:
Ask: Water allocation plans must be deferred.
Key Point: The Fracking Inquiry recommended that any take of water must be sustainable and based on the best science, but the Government is planning to release water plans before comprehensive water modelling has been completed.
Ask: Proper water advisory committees must be established before water plans are developed.
Key Point: Communities in and around the Roper River and surrounding areas must have a say in plans for how water will be managed. The usual process is to establish water advisory committees, and it is completely inappropriate to make these plans without following that process.
Ask: Moratorium on water licences until the above is complete.
Key Point: Until proper science has been done and the community has been actively engaged in the process, there should be a moratorium on any further water licenses.