Oil giant Equinor has its eyes on risky oil drilling in the Great Australian Bight.
If drilling goes ahead, the threats of an oil spill, deafening seismic blasting and climate destruction are all too real.
The Great Australian Bight is where majestic whales go every year to feed, play and raise their young. It has the highest concentration of dolphins anywhere in the world. And 85% of the animal, fish and plant species in the Bight aren’t found anywhere else.
A place this important needs permanent protection from risky deepwater oil drilling.
Imagine Bondi, Bells Beach, Wine Glass Bay, Kangaroo Island or Esperance smothered in toxic black oil. That same oil would suffocate the whales, dolphins and fish of the Bight, causing death and irreversible harm.
The Australian Government has the power to stop this from happening and permanently protect the Bight from oil drilling - but the minister needs to know it’s a top priority for all of us.