Parliament Updates

Zali Steggall MP questions the government on gas exploration off the coast from Newcastle to Manly

21 October, 2020

To the Prime Minister,

The Government’s economically short-sighted obsession with a gas led recovery is currently going so far as considering supporting an exploration license for gas off the east coast from Newcastle to Manly (known as PEP-11).

The adjacent coastal area has a gross regional product of over $50 billion, much of which is from Tourism. PEP-11 could put this all at risk.

PEP-11 is opposed in all communities along the coast, including the Government’s own Member for Mackellar’s electorate, will you rule out gas exploration and gas rigs being approved by your Government off our coast?