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NT Fracking Inquiry - Our Chance to be Heard

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You only have to be an expert on why you love the Territory.

Last year the NT Government responded to community concerns about the risks of fracking gasfields by calling an inquiry and appointing an expert panel, chaired by Justice Rachel Pepper.

The Inquiry’s Expert Panel will be visiting communities across the NT for its first round of consultations in March. In December 2017, the Inquiry will deliver a report to the NT Government. The Chief Minister has committed to form a decision on whether to ban fracking everywhere, or allow it to go ahead in certain areas.

This is our chance to have a say on the future of the Territory.

Throughout the Inquiry, the Frack-Free Territory Alliance will be working to support individuals, organisations, communities, farmers, tourism operators and pastoralists to have a say. Many regional Territorians want help to secure permanent protection from fracking. 

Can you help spread the word to your family, workmates and neighbours about your local community consultation and show up to have your voice counted for clean water and a healthy future?

The Inquiry will host an open community meeting in each location. You can go along to show support for a frack free future, and we encourage you to get in touch to discuss putting together your key points of evidence explaining why you don't want fracking gasfields in your community. 

To make a formal presentation to the panel you must register online in advance. More information on how the hearings will run is available at:

A full list of community visits is below. 
If you want to help get the message out in your area, contact:

Alice Springs
Monday 6 March
Convention Centre
Contact: Marli B 0417 681 111

Tennant Creek
Tuesday 7 March 2017
Hearing start from 10:30AM
Battery Hill Tourist Centre
Contact: Carrie A 0419 130 200

Katherine formal hearing
Wednesday 8 March 2017
Hearing start from 10:30 AM
Knotts Crossing Restaurant
Contact: Dr Errol L 0411 750 151

Katherine community meeting
Wednesday 8 March 2017
05:00 PM – 07:00 PM
Katherine High School
Contact: Dr Errol L 0411 750 151

Darwin City
Thursday 9 March 2017
12:00 PM – 02:00 PM
Darwin Convention Centre
Contact: Naomi H 0401 650 411

Darwin Rural - Humpty Doo Village Green
Thursday 9 March 2017
05:30 PM – 07:30 PM
Contact: Pauline C 0438 686 144

Darwin City formal hearing
Friday 10 March 2017
Hearing start from 09:00 AM  
Darwin Convention Centre
Contact: Naomi H 0401 650 411

All remote community times and venues TBC.

Monday 20 March – Maningrida
Monday 20 March - Gapuwiyak
Monday 20 March - Nhulunbuy
Tuesday 21 March – Ngukurr
Tuesday 21 March - Borroloola
Wednesday 22 March – Daly Waters
Thursday 23 March – Mataranka
Friday 24 March – Timber Creek
Monday 27 March – Wadeye
Tuesday 28 March – Yuendumu
Wednesday 29 March – Hermannsburg