Senate debates

Thursday, 20 August 2015


Montara Oil Spill

12:22 pm

Photo of Mitch FifieldMitch Fifield (Victoria, Liberal Party, Assistant Minister for Social Services) Share this | Hansard source

A Senate motion is not the appropriate mechanism for dealing with complex foreign policy issues. The Montara oil spill occurred six years ago. The Australian government has shared the results of the operational monitoring reports developed during the incident response and the long-term environmental monitoring undertaken in Australian waters in the years since the spill. Indonesia has sovereignty over the territory in question. As such, environmental monitoring in the territory is an issue for the government of Indonesia.


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