Senate debates

Thursday, 6 February 2020


Oil Exploration

12:30 pm

Photo of Katy GallagherKaty Gallagher (ACT, Australian Labor Party, Shadow Minister for Finance) Share this | Hansard source

Labor supports rigorous safety and environmental assessments that consider whether impacts and risks are acceptable on the basis of independent scientific expertise. Labor also believes that science and consultation, including from the community, should be at the heart of NOPSEMA's decision-making processes. This motion by the Greens is another attempt to undermine the trust and work of the independent regulator and its assessment processes, and therefore Labour will not be supporting the motion.


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