Background and Issues Paper

On 20 February 2017 the Inquiry released a Background and Issues Paper to facilitate the first stage of consultation with Territorians.

Download the Background and Issues Paper (2.0 mb)

The Inquiry invited public comment and submissions on the Background and Issues Paper through various channels including an online Have your Say page and through a series of public hearings and meetings. 

Public Hearings

The Inquiry held 37 formal hearings in Alice Springs, Tennant Creek, Katherine and Darwin 6 – 10 March 2017. Go to the Submissions Library to watch video recordings of all hearings.

Alice Springs Town Council:
Mayor Damien Ryan

Arid Lands Environment Centre:
Jimmy Cocking

Aloha Therapeutic Massage:
Jason Trevers

Central Petroleum Limited:
Richard Cottee

Drill and Complete:
Ash Chawla

Central Land Council:
Julie Ann Stoll

Public Health Association:
Rosalie Shultz

Central Australian Frack-Free Alliance:
Marli Banks

Barkly Landcare:
Anne Alison

Cave Creek Station:
Rohan Sullivan

Seed Indigenous Youth Climate Network:
Larissa Baldwin

June Tapp

Big River Station:
Daniel and Sharon Tapp

Katherine Mining Services Association:
Kevin Grey

Top Didj Cultural Experience & Art Gallery:
Petrena Ariston

Don't Frack Katherine: Errol Lawson

Annette Raynor

Teresa Cummings

Katherine Town Council:
Robert Jennings

OzEnvironmental Pty Pastoral (representing North Star Pastoral): Warwick Giblin

APPEA:
Matt Doman

Origin:
Stephanie Stonier

Lock the Gate:
Naomi Hogan

Santos:
Tom Baddeley

Armour Energy:
Roger Cressey

Amateur Fishermen's Association NT:
David Ciaravolo

Environmental Defenders Office:
David Morris

Environment Centre NT:
Shar Molloy

Frack Free Darwin:
Belinda Quinlivian

NTCA:
Tracey Hayes

Consolidated Pastoral Company:
Troy Setter

Justin Tutty

Katherine Marchment

Merrilee Baker

Pangaea (NT) Pty Ltd:
Tim Radburn

Halliburton:
Diana Grantham

Climate Action Darwin:
Grusha Leeman

Community Information and Engagement Meetings 

The Inquiry held community information and engagement meetings, which included round table discussions with the Inquiry Panel in the following communities:

Indigenous translations

Audio translations of the Background and Issues Paper are available to download below in a number of Indigenous languages. Select the language below to show the download links.

Download a plain English version of the Background and Issues Paper here (709.7 kb).

Download the full audio file containing all 21 Chapters (39.0 mb)

Or download individual chapters below:

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Download the full audio file containing all 21 Chapters (30.4 mb)

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