@ Chandra: Contrary to your claim horizontal hydraulic fracturing …

Comment on Generous Giles? Not. by Bruce Francais.

@ Chandra: Contrary to your claim horizontal hydraulic fracturing is not an old safe mining process.
It was first used in the US in the mid 1990s and then in Australia in 2011.
Many overseas countries have banned it because of the risks involved.
With respect to radical fringe groups riding roughshod over an incoming Labor Government to inflict damage on an industry, the present administration is riding roughshod over Territorians to support the onshore gas mining industry. With the vast majority of citizens in the NT being opposed to fracking, I hardly think you could call it a fringe group.

Recent Comments by Bruce Francais

Town council’s unanimous ‘no’ to fracking
It’s a pity the Katherine Town Council won’t do the same.

Ailing economy needs on-shore gas, says Opposition
Mr Higgins. At a recent forum in Katherine you stated that you would always vote in accordance with the wishes of your constituents.
When you were informed that the Member for Katherine Sandra Nelson would abstain from voting on the fracking issue because her view conflicted with that of the Labor Party, you desribed that as a chickenshit way out.
I understand that the majority of the constituents of your electorate are opposed to fracking but it seems that you are going to vote in support of lifting the moratorium.
How would you describe this action of yours? Is it not a betrayal of your constitients?

Let the gas flow, says Nigel Scullion
Senator Scullion (Let the gas flow) has a bit of a hide telling Territorians to listen to him and tell Chief Minister Gunner to end his ill thought out moratorium on fracking.
A media reach poll conducted by the NT News reveals that 51% of Territorians support the ban while 28% oppose it and 21% offered no opinion, with support for the ban being highest in Alice Springs, Palmerston and rural areas.
Nigel should start listening to his constituents if he wishes to serve another term in office.

Minister Vowles ‘sucks up’ to fracking bosses
Re Minister Vowles “sucking up” to fracking bosses and ignoring agriculture and fishing.
Minister Vowles clearly has conflicting ministerial portfoios.

Darwin port, Kidman stations: Selling the NT, bit by bit
@ John Bell: Yes, this is an Australia wide problem.
I understand that it is especially the case in the high end of the housing market in Sydney and Melbourne.
It seems ironic to me that Chinese can buy properties in Australia but we can’t buy properties in China.
John Hagan: You obviously didn’t read my letter very well. I certainly did not suggest that the majority of the Kidman properties are now foreign owned.
I am well aware that we have had American and British ownership of pastoral properties in the past and that most of these properties have now come back into Australian hands.
I suspect however that the current wave of purchasers are in it for the long haul.
I am well aware that property owners are entitled to capitalise on their assets and sell for the best price possible. It is our regulatory system that is at fault, not the vendor or the buyer.

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