A report into fracking in the Beetaloo basin is set to come down next week which is expected to highlight how current approved operations were done without the consent of Traditional Owners.
If mining in the region goes forward in the basin it will cause significant damage to the both the environment and First Nations cultural cites according to Indigenous climate activists.
The concerns raise from the multiple sacred water cites around the basin and the significant impact burning gases extracted from fracking would have on the local climate.
GetUp’s First Nations Justice Campaign Director Amy Gordon said that the government’s commitments to more mining operations goes against what the community has been calling on for decades.
“For decades people have been saying no and have been saying that public money needs to go into things like housing, roads, and healthcare in their community.
And for decades the federal governments have been propping up these projects even when these communities have been saying no,” she said.