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Sign the petition to ban oil in the Bight today.

New leaked documents show an oil spill in our Great Australian Bight could be catastrophic, reaching as far as Bondi!

Drilling for oil is just too risky in the deep, wild waters of the Great Australian Bight – with the potential to devastate our marine life, local communities, fishing and tourism businesses.

ALL political parties need to support a ban on oil and gas in the Great Australian Bight. Sign the petition to ban oil in the Bight today.

READ THE PETITION HERE

Dear Minister Canavan and Minister Ley (CC Terri Butler MP, Jason Clare MP, Senator Whish-Wilson and Rebekha Sharkie MP),

Leaked documents from Equinor’s draft Environment Plan show that an oil spill in the Great Australian Bight could be catastrophic – reaching as far as Bondi.

Drilling for oil is just too risky in the deep, wild waters of the Great Australian Bight – with the potential to devastate the region’s marine life, local communities, and the fishing and tourism businesses that employ thousands of people.

Last year, a Senate Inquiry report highlighted the risks of drilling for oil in the Bight. It just cannot be done safely. Now 12 South Australian councils, representing over half a million people, have expressed concern or outright opposition to the Great Australian Bight being put at risk.

Thousands of Australians have voiced their concern, and over the last year BP and Chevron have responsibly withdrawn their drilling plans for the Bight.

But Equinor (formerly known as Statoil) is the last oil and gas giant with rights to operate in the Great Australian Bight.

All political parties need to support a ban on oil and gas in the Great Australian Bight given its importance for fisheries, tourism, internationally significant ecosystems and some of Australia’s most threatened marine life, including blue whales, breeding southern right whales, Australian sea lions and bluefin tuna.

I urge you to do all you can to ensure your party supports a ban on drilling for oil and gas in the Great Australian Bight.

Yours sincerely,