On Tuesday, Sydney Knitting Nannas joined other groups outside Tamboran Resources AGM to protest against fracking for gas in the Beetaloo Basin in the Northern Territory.
Energy retailer, Origin, recently sold their interest in the project and announced plans to exit the gas exploration business and focus on a renewable energy transition. A long campaign against the project lead by Traditional Owners across the Northern Territory forced Origin Energy to make this decision.
However, the new owners have entered into a binding 10-year gas sales agreement for up to 36.5 petajoules per annum with Origin, according to Market Index.
Tamboran has received $7.5 million in public funding from the Morrison Government, and has since been dodging accountability.
They will soon be drilling through precious groundwater, destroying sacred Country and putting remote Aboriginal communities’ health and our climate at risk.
Traditional Owners from across the NT have never given consent to fracking and strongly oppose public money being funnelled into fossil fuel projects. Their strength and determination was reflected in talks by two First Nations speakers at the rally, who urged us all to keep up the fight and to bring more people into active opposition to fracking for gas.
There will be a further protest on Friday 18 November – more details to come.