Ban seabed mining for good
This is our last push to ban seabed mining in the Top End for good!
We’ve seen a huge community campaign from Territorians, scientists, Traditional Owners and fishers calling for a permanent ban on seabed mining in the Top End.
Then in February, the NT Government announced that seabed mining will be banned in NT waters. This was a huge win for Territory coasts, but we need your help to get it over the last hurdle!
They’ve drafted the legislation and now want to hear from you on whether or not you support their ban.
By flooding the Government’s inbox with thousands of messages of support, we’ll secure the ban and help protect some of our most precious places like Fog Bay, Anson Bay and the Wessel Islands from this destructive industry.
Show your support for a ban on seabed mining.
Read the email that we'll send
Dear Minister for the Environment,
I commend you and the Gunner Government for listening to the evidence, and the people of the Northern Territory and acting to ban seabed mining in the NT. It is a win for marine life, fishing and culture.
Healthy coasts and rivers are central to our Top End way of life, our economic success and our culture. They underpin one of the most important economic and cultural pursuits – the Top End fishing experience. They contribute $2billion to the Territory economy each year, supporting more than 6,000 jobs and are a powerful drawcard for tourists from around the world.
By banning seabed mining, the Gunner Government has demonstrated their commitment to protect our coasts and safeguard our fishing, lifestyle and regional economies.
I strongly support the draft declaration to ban seabed mining. The draft declaration is very positive as it appears to be permanent and it declares that mining exploration and actual mining are prohibited actions within coastal areas.
Please accept this as my submission to the Draft Declaration to Prohibit Subsea Mining requested as per the Environment Protection Regulations 2020.
(This email has also been sent to the Chief Minister, the Department of Environment, Parks and Water Security and my local MLA).
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Please add your name to help get this ban past the final hurdle...