On the 17th January, the oil and gas proposal went into it final stage and now sits with the Minister for a decision. The company’s environmental impact assessment is still flawed:
1) They misrepresent the work of scientists and technical experts.
2) Their proposal could impact the Island's fisheries, tourism industry and wildlife including sea lions, blue, sperm and southern right whales, rare beaked whales, significant numbers of dolphin species, sharks and southern bluefin tuna.
3) They have not genuinely consulted with the Kangaroo Island community.
4) They have not given the Island’s fishing and ecotourism industries a real say in this process.
So, one last time we ask you all to please urge the Australian Environment Minister Greg Hunt, to reject this proposal under Australia’s Federal environment laws - Greg.Hunt.MP@aph.gov.au - Let him know the community is watching