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The Bight must be protected, not exploited by big fossil fuels

The fossil fuels industry is spruiking an economic boon that would benefit them, not South Australians, if oil and gas drilling were to go ahead in the Great Australian Bight, the Australian Greens say.

“The fossil fuels industry wants drilling to go ahead because they are the ones who will profit – these multinational companies are seeking to risk the Great Australian Bight and send the profits offshore,” Greens Senator for South Australia Sarah Hanson-Young said.

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Notice of Motion

26 June 2018

Notice of Motion

 

Mr President,

I give notice that on the next day of sitting I shall move that the Senate –

(a)  Notes that

(i) over 36 000 hectares have been earmarked to be bulldozed in catchments flowing into the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park under permits brought in under the previous Liberal National Party government in Queensland;

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Senate report provides national blueprint to solve recycling crisis and calls for single-use plastic ban

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Labor and Liberal refuse to protect the Great Australian Bight

The Australian Greens have slammed the Labor and Liberal parties for rejecting the will of South Australians who want to see the Great Australian Bight World Heritage protected.

“The Labor and Liberal Parties have failed time and again to stand up for the Great Australian Bight and speak out against oil and gas drilling. If a spill happens in the Bight, oil will be on their hands,” Greens Senator for South Australia Sarah Hanson-Young said.

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