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Title

  • Motions — Oil Exploration
  • Motions - Great Australian Bight - Foreign company

Description

  • <p class="speaker">Sarah Hanson-Young</p>
  • <p>I move:</p>
  • <p class="italic">That the Senate notes that:</p>
  • The majority voted against a [motion](https://www.openaustralia.org.au/senate/?id=2019-11-13.141.1) introduced by SA Senator [Sarah Hanson-Young](https://theyvoteforyou.org.au/people/senate/sa/sarah_hanson-young) (Greens), which means it failed.
  • ### Motion text
  • > *That the Senate notes that:*
  • >
  • > *(a) Norwegian company Equinor has an application before the National Offshore Petroleum Safety Environmental Management Authority (NOPSEMA) to drill for oil in the Great Australian Bight;*
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  • > *(b) NOPSEMA has rejected Equinor's environment plan stating that Equinor must provide it with further information about matters relating to consultation, source control, oil spill risk, and matters protected under Part 3 of the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999;*
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  • > *(c) modelling commissioned by The Australia Institute shows Equinor will pay the Norwegian Government more than it will pay in Australian Government taxes, and up to 27 times more than it will pay to the South Australian Government;*
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  • > *(d) if Equinor's application is ultimately approved by NOPSEMA, a foreign-owned company will therefore take the vast majority of financial gains while exploiting and putting at risk our precious marine and coastal environment, and tens of thousands of tourism and fishing industry jobs; and*
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  • > *(e) the ecological and environmental significance of the Great Australian Bight is, in fact, priceless.*
  • <p class="italic">(a) Norwegian company Equinor has an application before the National Offshore Petroleum Safety Environmental Management Authority (NOPSEMA) to drill for oil in the Great Australian Bight;</p>
  • <p class="italic">(b) NOPSEMA has rejected Equinor's environment plan stating that Equinor must provide it with further information about matters relating to consultation, source control, oil spill risk, and matters protected under Part 3 of the <i>Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999</i>;</p>
  • <p class="italic">(c) modelling commissioned by The Australia Institute shows Equinor will pay the Norwegian Government more than it will pay in Australian Government taxes, and up to 27 times more than it will pay to the South Australian Government;</p>
  • <p class="italic">(d) if Equinor's application is ultimately approved by NOPSEMA, a foreign-owned company will therefore take the vast majority of financial gains while exploiting and putting at risk our precious marine and coastal environment, and tens of thousands of tourism and fishing industry jobs; and</p>
  • <p class="italic">(e) the ecological and environmental significance of the Great Australian Bight is, in fact, priceless.</p>
  • <p class="speaker">Scott Ryan</p>
  • <p>The question is that motion No. 224 be agreed to.</p>