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Get Traditional Owners to the Fracking Inquiry!

The Morrison Government just announced $7.5 million in public money to frack the Beetaloo Basin.1

It's part of a desperate gas agenda in the lead up to the federal election – funnelling a total of $50 million to prop up fracking corporations in their pursuit to destroy land, water, and heritage across the Northern Territory.

Traditional Owners have been saying no to this since the beginning, even winning an historic Senate Inquiry to give Morrison's cash-splash for gas the scrutiny it deserves.

The final hearing for that Inquiry is happening in Darwin in just two weeks time. But unless Traditional Owners are there, it'll be meaningless. It's crucial they get their demands in front of politicians in person, and sustain the powerful momentum we need to end fracking for good.

Will you chip in to support the massive logistical cost of getting Traditional Owners from their remote communities to the Inquiry in Darwin?
For years, GetUp members like you stood behind Aboriginal communities opposing fracking – and now we need to do it again. With enough support we can:
  • Provide 4x4 vehicles to transport Traditional Owners from remote communities in the Beetaloo Basin all the way to Darwin;
  • Book accommodation and food, not just in Darwin, but in the various roadside taverns along the way;
  • Advertising budget and the best media support money can buy, to plaster the demands of Traditional Owners on billboards and newspapers in the lead up to the Inquiry.

The logistics of trips like this are complex, and we don't have a lot of time to lock it in. But it's moments like this that our movement was made for – uniting in solidarity behind Traditional Owners to power their campaigns.
[1] $7.5m grant to support gas exploration in Beetaloo Sub-Basin, Keith Pitt, Minister for Resources and Water, 7 March 2022.