A Federal Court judge says he is "concerned" by a ministerial decision to enter into a $21...

Federal Court judge ‘concerned’ by Minister Keith Pitt’s ‘sudden’ decision to sign $21 million fracking grant agreement – ABC News

A Federal Court judge says he is "concerned" by a ministerial decision to enter into a $21 million grant agreement with a gas company with interests in the Northern Territory's Beetaloo Basin after a letter filed in court had said the agreement would not be reached for weeks.Key points:Industry and Water Minister Keith Pitt entered into an agreement with Imperial Oil and Gas "suddenly and unexpectedly", a Federal Court judge saidThe validity of the $21 million grant agreement for exploration is being challenged in the Federal CourtMr Pitt's legal team must file an explanation to the Federal Court by the end of the …

 

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