Action item 14.27a
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.
To be completed by end December 2022.
Action item update
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.