Sunday, May 13, 2018

NT Labor Party divisions revealed as majority vote to ban fracking

Delegates at Territory Labor's annual conference have voted in favour of a ban on fracking, highlighting the deep divisions within the party just a month after the Gunner Government lifted its moratorium.
Protestors against fracking rallied ahead of
 the NT Labor Party's annual conference.
As anti-fracking protesters gathered outside the conference in Darwin, Chief Minister Michael Gunner called on party delegates to recognise his decision to support fracking was based on the findings of an independent, scientific inquiry.

"I understand the emotion in this room," Mr Gunner said.

"But I hope you also understand we have to make our decisions based on evidence, on science, on the experts.”

The Chief Minister reiterated the risks of fracking could be mitigated.


Read the ABC News story by Jano Gibson - “NT Labor Party divisions revealed as majority vote to ban fracking.”

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