WA Premier called on to explain appointment of APPEA director as strategic adviser

FRIDAY, APRIL 20, 2018: Lock the Gate Alliance has expressed alarm at the appointment of a director of the pro-fracking Australian Petroleum Production & Exploration Association to a senior position as a strategic adviser on WA Premier Mark McGowan’s staff. The appointment comes amid growing public concern over the risks of fracking to land, water and health and as the government […]

Labor Government approves fracking over 51% of the NT

TUESDAY, April 17, 2018: Chief Minister of the Northern Territory Michael Gunner has given the green light to  fracking in the NT. Some areas will be declared no-go zones for the fracking industry but more than half the territory can potentially be fracked. The announcement follows the release of the NT Fracking Inquiry’s investigation into the technology. Mr Gunner said […]

SW Oil & Gas industry leader’s fracking comments alarm local landholders

APRIL, 12, 2018: Comments by mining company contractor and Yallingup winery owner Steve Tobin that the current fracking bans were “holding back” conventional onshore gas development has alarmed local landholders in the South West. A spokesperson for the Gasfield Free SW Alliance Carly Stone said the comments showed how promises that conventional gas development would be less risky, by not […]