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One message: frack off
by Millie, for the whole Seed team (info [at] seedmob.org.au)
Friday Oct 19th, 2018 10:21 AM
Stand with us in the fight against fracking. Courageous Traditional Owners from the Origin Energy fracking permit areas of the Northern Territory travelled all the way from Minyerri to Sydney (1,675 miles in a straight line) to challenge gas giant Origin Energy at their AGM on Wednesday. Here’s how it went.
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Stuart, May and Stephanie were so staunch speaking up to the Origin board
Out the front of the AGM, we made sure that shareholders got vital information about Origin’s fracking plans with a special booklet, and we made a lot of noise in front with a strong crowd there to support the Traditional Owners and stand up against fracking.
Inside, **most of the questions from the floor were about fracking the NT or climate**. It was great. After hearing from Aboriginal people and Traditional Owners the chairman admitted that Origin probably hadn’t done proper consultation with communities, and committed to revisiting their processes! A huge win.
The nanas delivered their long letter signed by Traditional Owners from across Origin permit areas to the chair of the board:

**Seed volunteer Nick from Borroloola gave an incredible speech about his country and the lack of consultation**, calling out Origin for failing to conduct proper, widespread engagement. May and Stephanie passionately told Origin to **frack off** as they delivered the long letter from Traditional Owners who’ve not given free, prior and informed consent.
And Origin are well and truly feeling the pressure. With our hard-hitting questions at the AGM, coupled with calls, emails and solidarity actions all over, **they should know by now that we won’t back down** until they walk away from fracking. We got their staff and board members in a flurry to release statements and comments clinging to the lie of proper consultation. But **the stories of Traditional Owners speaking truth to power and demanding no fracking on their land made headlines** across the continent.
We’ll be in touch with where to from here but for now, we’re keeping up the pressure with constant Tweets, messages and Facebook posts calling Origin out. https://www.facebook.com/OriginEnergy/

Thanks for being part of this - I’m so excited to turn up the heat in the months ahead!

With hope,
Millie for the whole Seed team
P.S. If you haven’t already it’d be great if you could tweet Origin (https://twitter.com/login?redirect_after_login=%2Fhome%3Fstatus%3D.%2540originenergy%2520Time%2520to%2520listen%2520to%2520NT%2520Traditional%2520Owners%2520%2526%2520rule%2520out%2520fracking%2520%2523originfrackoff) or post on their Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/OriginEnergy/) with your message against fracking so they know this issue isn’t going away.

Left is the Aboriginal flag, right the Torres Strait Islanders‘.
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The Australian Youth Climate Coalition · Australia
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by Millie, for the whole Seed team Friday Oct 19th, 2018 10:21 AM
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by Millie, for the whole Seed team Friday Oct 19th, 2018 10:21 AM
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