Frack free voices inside NT Parliament? Here’s how.

Thank you for being a part of the fracking battle that is emerging in Australia’s unique and iconic Northern Territory.

Following from the success of the recent #ourlandisourlife rally outside NT Parliament, the pressure is rising, and a rural delegation has been invited inside Northern Territory Parliament to meet with every sitting member to discuss fracking.

Remote Indigenous community leaders, cattle station workers, food growers and regional tourism operators will make it clear that they will not allow our elected representatives to rush ahead with a fracking bonanza putting livelihoods, water and culture at risk.

Will you help regional community members shift NT Parliament away from fracking?

While other parts of the world and across Australia are putting bans or moratoriums in place to protect communities and water supplies from fracking, the Northern Territory Government is doing the opposite.

Over 90% of the Territory is covered in oil and gas licences or applications.

Our voices are needed inside the halls of NT Parliament. Getting spokespeople to Darwin will cost thousands of dollars. Yet their voices and passion for the Territory could be the thing that opens the eyes of NT politicians, who are usually more likely to meet a gas fracker in Parliament than a farmer. They need to know that fracking poses unacceptable risks to other industries like pastoralism, fishing, tourism and rural economies.

Can you chip in to get rural voices to Parliament?  

All funds raised with your support will go towards transport costs for our delegation traveling from rural and remote areas, budget accommodation (where billeting is not possible), and food expenses whilst they are in Darwin for a few days to build support amongst politicians and other local organisations.

Thank you so much for your ongoing support! This is such an exciting time work together. 

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More opportunities to move the NT to Frack Free:

New Frack Free Community Space in Darwin: WORKING BEE

Join us on Sunday 18 October anytime between 10am and 4pm. At the old Cheap As Chips car yard, Corner of Daly St and Cavenagh St, Darwin.

Help paint, sweep, hammer and pot plant our new Frack Free community space into life! Includes free sausage sizzle. Bring a water bottle and be sun smart.

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FREE Advocacy Trainings in Darwin – skill up and talk to your elected representative with confidence

Learn how to talk about fracking risks with your local member and the general public, through meetings, letters, phone calls and online tools. There will be a great team on hand to answer your questions, provide info packs and give one to one feedback. It will be fun and informative!

Session option 1: Thursday 22 October, 5:30pm to 7:30pm, Rust Gallery, 4/90 Woods Street Darwin.

Session option 2: Sunday 25 October, 3pm to 5pm, Frilly’s Cafe, Nightcliff Uniting Church, 21 Cummins Street, Rapid Creek.

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FILM SCREENINGS: This Changes Everything!

It’s playing to packed out audiences across the world right now. Filmed over 211 shoot days in nine countries and five continents over four years, This Changes Everything is an epic attempt to re-imagine the vast challenge of climate change.

Join Frack Free NT, Arid Lands Environment Centre, Protect Arnhem Land, Australian Youth Climate Coalition, SEED Mob, Central Australian Frack Free Alliance and the Australian Marine Conservation Society in this a global conversation, right here in the NT.

Directed by Avi Lewis, and inspired by Naomi Klein’s international non-fiction bestseller This Changes Everything, the film presents seven powerful portraits of communities on the front lines.

Reserve your tickets now, This Changes Everything, Darwin

ALICE SPRINGS: 630pm, Thursday 5 November, Alice Springs Cinema, more info contact:

DARWIN: 630pm, Wednesday 11 November, Mitchell St Cinema, Darwin