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This is a fantastic exhibition showcasing the rich desert culture and stories. A must see if in Canberra!

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Fracking interim report: Two bob each way?
Two days to register to be part of the next round of the inquiry. Be sure to voice your opinion to the panel.

Fracking: The nays have it
I am unsure who the author is referring to referencing the Frack Free Territory Alliance, to the best of my knowledge his is not a group?
Central Australia Frack Free Alliance (CAAFA) is a small group of volunteers, of whom the number of attendees could be counted on one hand, and did not play part in organizing the impromptu raising of hands.
The number of protesters seems to be grossly overestimated by the author, from what I observed attendees willingly accepted yellow triangles insupport of a ban on fracking, which was evident in the number of attendees that raised their hands when the question was raised.
To simply lump everyone together is a insult to the community consultation process that took place, as I am sure most people who attended would agree.
It is clear that overwhelmingly the residents of Alice Springs are concerned about the risks posed by this looming industry.
In relation to registration, I was a registered attendee. However, I did not have a seat due to numbers, and therefore was standing. There was also ambiguity to the terms of registration, people that had not registered either were unaware of the process or believed that they were not required to register if not participating in presentations or round tables.
I applaud the process taken by the Gunner Labor Government, the evening was a real credit to community engagement, should this method of consultation be adopted more widely, I am sure Government would gain more trust from their constituents.

Nuke dump would raise a third of state’s revenue
“Radium is a most stable isotope, radium-226, has a half-life of about 1600 years.”
There is nothing good about this deal for the Australian people. Figure out better ways to raise revenue that doesn’t cost the earth!

Adam Giles, Gerry McCarthy: Bib & Bub on power station
NASA is currently mapping gas wells around the world and new information is coming out regarding emissions from gas.
Gas leaks contribute 85% more emissions than carbon.
All wells fail, at some point, these gas leaks are contributing immensely to climate change.
We don’t hear any politicians talking about this.
Gas is not clean, these turbines are not our solution to a lower carbon footprint.
[Hi Marli, the new generators are driven by piston engines, not turbines. You are right, these engines are fuelled by gas. Erwin.]

TOs seek to block pipeline. Hendo in the gas business.
Indigenous land owners have every right to protest this dirty deal!
It stunk from the begining, and stinks even worse now.
This has not been a transparent process, indigenous people were not told that this pipeline will carry unconventional gas.
There is no cultural, environmental or social license for this process or fracking.
Wake up Alice Springs, the Amadeus basin is where we get our water from, what happens when the wells leak, as they do, and our water is contaminated?
Can’t eat coal, can’t drink gas.
We should be encouraging these communities for standing up for us all, politicians past and present certainly aren’t.
The only parties that will benefit from this project are the gas companies.

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