"It means making sure that we are not contributing to the heating and cooking of the planet by releasing millions of tonnes of emissions into the atmosphere," says environmental activist Jimmy Cocking (at left) in an election preview. JULIUS DENNIS reports.
The Territory Alliance, if elected, will ban fracking in the Northern Territory due to widespread community concern and the unviable economic case of this controversial practice, writes TA Leader Terry Mills (pictured).
Territory pastoralists and Native Title holders welcome the announcement by Santos that it will abandon its exploration and fracking program for the McArthur Basin “beyond 2020,” write Daniel Tapp (pictured), Big River Station and Estelle Fararr, Roper Valley.
Origin remains committed to the project, rescheduling further work to the second half of the year. Their decision follows concerns raised about the safety of remote communities potentially exposed to COVID-19 infection from FIFO sources. KIERAN FINNANE reports.
Compulsory acquisition of real estate for gallery on the cards, deals for land with native title holders, solar future and the Feds are to blame for youth crime: Michael Gunner sketches what's in store for The Alice this year. ERWIN CHLANDA reports.
They want local government across the NT to have an ongoing say in fracking, especially its likely impact on water, but Councillors Jimmy Cocking and Marli Banks got their proposition over the line only by acknowledging that fracking could have good as well as bad consequences. KIERAN FINNANE reports.