Action item 14.27a



25% Complete.
Government approval of policy/process development.

That prior to the grant of any production approvals, the Government enacts whistleblower protections in respect of any onshore shale gas industry.

Target completion date

Stage 3.
To be completed by end December 2022.

Reform area
Ensuring accountable industry practice
Project action
Ensuring gas companies comply with our laws
Lead agency
Department of the Chief Minister and Cabinet

Action item update

Implementation progress

The Department of the Chief Minister and Cabinet (CM&C) has completed a review of the extent to which existing protections across a variety of NT and Commonwealth legislative instruments are appropriate for implementing this recommendation.

CM&C is working with the Department of the Attorney-General and Justice to consider any requirements for further regulatory reform to implement the intent of this recommendation.