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Fracking interim report: Two bob each way?




There's a fair bit of this: "Evidence to indicate that well integrity has been an issue for the onshore shale gas industry. However, recent technological improvements have resulted in a considerably improved performance in the integrity of modern wells.” ERWIN CHLANDA reports.


Fracking probe head rejects suggestion advisors may be compromised

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A company appointed to advise the hydraulic fracturing inquiry in the NT may be compromised by its stable of oil industry clients, says anti fracking campaigner Naomi Hogan (at left). This is being rejected by Justice Rachel Pepper (at right) who is heading the enquiry. ERWIN CHLANDA reports.


Fracking inquiry gets two sub-inquiries




No economy nor social impact experts are on the inquiry panel, so some will  be hired. ERWIN CHLANDA reports.


Fracking survey details will not be released


Pauline Cass (pictured) disagrees with the Government's version of what happened with online submissions on the fracking inquiry. ERWIN CHLANDA reports.


UPDATE 4:45pm: Vowles slams lid on submissions.

UPDATE October 16: "Open and transparent fracking consultation" claims Lauren Moss, Minister for Environment.

UPDATE October 20: No details of the survey to be released.

Desert Knowledge rejects requests for information



Desert Knowledge Australia chairman Fred Chaney (pictured) has rejected all requests for information from the Alice Springs News Online except for financial information that is already on the public record. ERWIN CHLANDA reports.

Booze probes must deal with passive welfare: Elferink



Any inquiry into alcohol problems should be looking at the effect of passive welfare and be specific to the conditions in the Northern Territory, says NT Justice Minister John Elferink (pictured). ERWIN CHLANDA reports.

Inquiry into real estate firm Framptons

UPDATE 9:30am JULY 12


The Alice Springs News Online has learned that clients of the Frampton New Homes scheme, which operated between 2008 and 2010, have been asked to make themselves available for the inquiry. We also understand that jailed Randal Carey (pictured), the scheme's builder, will be appearing. See FULL STORY. 


The Agents Licensing Board is conducting an inquiry into an alleged breach of the Agents Licensing Act by First National Real Estate Framptons. Karen Avery, Senior Director Licensing, Department of Business, says the board is conducting the inquiry "in its own right" and the alleged breach relates to the section which states: "A licensed agent who … publishes, or causes to be published an advertisement or other statement that is false, misleading or likely to deceive a person … is guilty of a breach of the rules of conduct for agents." ERWIN CHLANDA reports.


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