In the lead up to the Northern Territory election last year Seed worked alongside communities to secure a two-year moratorium on fracking, and we are already seeing a growing numbers of Traditional Owners and Aboriginal community members standing up to protect country from fracking!
Throughout February and all of March, Seed staff are continuing to work in remote and regional communities in the Northern Territory, during the community consultation process on fracking. In the last week Seed have been in Borroloola, Tennant Creek, Alice Springs, Katherine and Darwin, supporting communities who oppose gasfield fracking, presenting to the fracking inquiry committee and making sure community members are being heard.
Alongside all of this, our land rights have been under attack. George Brandis and his mining mates have been trying to rush through changes to the Native Title Act. This could give mining companies more rights to open new coal and gas projects on country, but we won’t let them make decisions about us, without us. That’s why over 206,000 people viewed our video explaining the proposed changes, and over 20,000 people stood with us by writing submissions and are on the phones right now calling for a longer inquiry that gives our mob the chance to have our voices heard.
Have your say too, follow this link and tell your Senator to stand up for land rights now!