On Monday 19 October I spoke in Parliament on the Australia’s Marine Environment bill.  In my speech I outlined my opposition to the PEP-11 licence and in doing so stood with my community to say no to endangering our beaches, our coastline and the fishing & tourism industries that rely on pristine beaches and maritime environment.

I encourage you to view my speech by clicking here.  Alternatively you can read the transcript of my speech and watch the speech on my website here.

The PEP-11 licence was first granted more than 20 years ago.  This is an opportunity for the NSW and Federal Governments to reflect the community’s sentiment regarding this licence and decline the renewal application.

PEP-11 should be stopped because it is the wrong project in the wrong place. The Offshore Petroleum Joint Authority is the decision-maker for offshore petroleum title matters and its sole members are the Federal Minister for Resources, Water and Northern Australia, Keith Pitt MP and his New South Wales State Government counterpart, John Barilaro. Given the potential for an imminent decision from these Liberal Government Ministers on PEP-11, I would strongly encourage you to contact Minister Pitt directly and make your voice heard at:

The Hon Keith Pitt MP
Minister for Resources, Water and Northern Australia
PO Box 6022
House of Representatives
Parliament House
Canberra ACT 2600

or at [email protected]