Senate debates

Wednesday, 8 March 2023


Otway Basin 2DMC Marine Seismic Survey; Order for the Production of Documents

4:11 pm

Photo of Nick McKimNick McKim (Tasmania, Australian Greens) Share this | Hansard source

At the request of Senator Whish-Wilson, I move:

(1) That there be laid on the table by the Minister representing the Minister for Resources, by no later than 5 pm on 6 April 2023, the National Offshore Petroleum Safety and Environmental Management Authority (NOPSEMA) final inspection report for the petroleum environmental inspection sof the Schlumberger Otway Basin 2DMC Marine Seismic Survey, and associated documents, including:

(a) details of the proposed scope for this inspection and areas of focus;

(b) details of other issues that arose during the course of the inspection;

(c) the overview of the observations and findings from the inspection;

(d) the conclusions and recommendations of that report;

(e) the Schlumberger response to these recommendations; and

(f) the documentation collected by NOPSEMA in the course of the inspection.

(2) That the Senate:

(a) notes the freedom of information disclosure F184 by NOPSEMA on 22 February 2023; and

(b) refers the Minister representing the Minister for Resources to Senate resolution no. 51 relating to the application of Freedom of Information Act 1982 provisions to the Senate's inquiry powers.


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