The Northern Territory government rejected an application to explore for unconventional gas in Watarrka National Park, also known as Kings Canyon, and Coomalie on the edge of the Litchfield National Park, on November 25.
The Traditional Owners have been fighting to protect the areas from fracking for three years. More than 90% of the Northern Territory is covered by gas exploration licences, or applications for fracking exploration.
Lock the Gate Alliance said: “This win sets an important precedent: there are unique and ancient icons of cultural importance and national significance elsewhere in the Territory and the country that are under threat from unconventional gas. United community pressure works.”