Students and Alice Springs community members will stage a highway demonstration tomorrow to protest plans to fast track the onshore gas development of the Beetaloo basin in the NT.
The demonstration is part of the School Strike 4 Climate campaign.
The students and community members will demand political leaders abandon plans to use taxpayer funds to subsidise the gas industry.
The group will gather safely at the Welcome to Alice Springs sign on the South Stuart Highway where they will tell passing motorists they want the government to "Fund Our Future Not Gas".
The demonstration, in part organised by local climate action group Fridays for the Future, will be held in response to the Federal Government's recent announcement to push development of the NT's onshore gas industry.
Origin Energy announced this week it had restarted exploration work in the Beetaloo with plans to frack test next.
"The government's plans to fast-track fracking the Beetaloo Basin by using taxpayer money to prop up this failing industry is reckless and has no place in our nation's recovery," Arid Lands Environment Centre chief executive Jimmy Cocking said.
"The reckless Morrison government is planning to fast track fracking that will risk our water, lock in decades of pollution and high power prices and risk long-term economic opportunities and prosperity for Territorians."
"Instead of exploiting the Beetaloo Basin, we should embrace cheaper renewable energy and champion a clean recovery.
"The majority of NT residents do not support the fracking industry and the upcoming national day of action is a chance for Alice residents to continue to call for government investment in clean energy, rather than backing gas fracking."
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