What's going on with Middle Arm
In Labor’s October 2022 Budget Update, they announced $1.9 billion for an industrial precinct called the Middle Arm. Located near Darwin, Middle Arm would include petrochemical processing and expanded gas export facilities.
According to environmental experts, Middle Arm’s gas export and processing infrastructure will help facilitate the opening of gas basins in the Beetaloo and Barossa. Gas extraction in these basins has faced strong opposition from Traditional Owners, and would release significant amounts of methane and CO2.