In breaking news, Tiwi Traditional Owners have submitted an urgent application to Minister Tanya Plibersek, calling for intervention to protect sacred Tiwi underwater cultural heritage from destruction by Santos’ plans to lay a pipeline for the offshore Barossa gas project.
Tiwi people have been outspoken in opposition to the project for two years, last year winning a Federal Court battle against Santos and the regulator and putting a halt to drilling activities in Tiwi Sea Country. Against Tiwi people’s wishes, Santos is pushing ahead with the project.
We know that Santos is also busy in the halls of Parliament House with gas giant Woodside, lobbying politicians to wind back the consultation rights so hard-won by Tiwi people.
It’s never been more important to step up and show solidarity with Tiwi people, as they continue their David and Goliath battle to stop this toxic project damaging their Sea Country.
Now is the time to amplify Tiwi people’s voices and call for protection of Tiwi Sea Country and the burial grounds, songlines, and underwater cultural heritage that is under threat from Santos’ gas pipeline.
Tiwi people must not be ignored again - the Federal Government must not heed calls from the gas industry to wind back consultation rights for First Nations people. Sign the petition opposite to ensure your voice is heard.