The Traditional Owners of this land are those who identify as
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples.

Sovereignty was never ceded.

ANTAR pays respect to Elders past, present, and emerging through our dedicated advocacy for First Nations Peoples’ justice and rights.

ANTAR acknowledges the responsibility of committing to a truth-telling process that promotes an honest and respectful path forward for future generations to build upon.

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In this submission, ANTAR briefly recaps the environmental, social, cultural and economic objections against both Federal and Territory governments’ pursuit of this industry in the Northern Territory.

Commonly voiced fears and objections to the expansion of the ‘unconventional’ (fracking) oil and gas industry in the NT include: The threat to security and quality of water with the impacts of fracking and concerns regarding wastewater management was one of the biggest issues raised during the Government’s Independent Scientific Inquiry; Threats to sacred sites and waterways; Absence of consent from Traditional Owners; Public funding should be spent on people not profits; Fracking of the Beetaloo and McArthur basins are a climate disaster for the NT and beyond; Fast tracking of exploratory drilling is just a stepping stone for expansion, thus ruining the possibility of limiting global warming to the Paris Climate Agreement target of 1.5 degrees celsius.