On September 15, a historic horse and rider march on NT Parliament took place under the banner Our Land is Our Life, uniting hundreds of people from diverse delegations across the Northern Territory.
Bush communities, Indigenous landowners, pastoralists, trade unions and faith groups were represented in the march which called for the NT Government to abandon plans for dirty shale gas production and for the protection of our water, land and climate from the risks of fracking.
Watch and share this short clip of Roper River region pastoralist Daniel Tapp speaking about resistance to the “mining invasion” now threatening the Northern Territory.
The next Territory election will be decided in the marginal bush seats where the threat of fracking is drawing strong resistance from a powerful alliance of Indigenous and non-Indigenous landholders. We are working together to protect what is collectively at stake – the future viability of our remote and regional communities and environment.
Our Land is Our Life participants vowed to mobilise in the lead up to the 2016 election, encouraging candidates and parties to support a moratorium on shale gas mining and a clean energy future for the Territory. The next NT Parliament must ensure that our rights to clean water and healthy country are guaranteed.
Daniel Tapp, owner Big River Station in the Roper region and Peter Anderson, owner Manangorah Station in the South West Gulf of Carpentaria unite to block fracking companies on pastoral and Indigenous managed lands.
We are working together as part of the NT Frack Free Alliance. To get involved or start a local group contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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