ABC News Darwin reports that the Northern Territory's Department of Environment seeks "approval" from gas giant Inpex before it publicly releases any of its independent reports, documents, or allows their scientists to be interviewed by the media.
Adele Pedder, Marine Campaign Manager with the Australian Marine Conservation Society explains that the arrangement is not best practice and that Territorians deserve to know what impact these industrial developments are having on our Top End Coasts and Marine life.
Our Top End coasts, marine life and fishing lifestyle is under increasing pressures from industrial development. We need a Plan that takes action without further delay to secure the health of our unique Top End coasts. Ask the Gunner Government to deliver a solid strategy that can lead to strong protection and management of our Top End coasts.