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Independent audit of NOPSEMA’s consideration of exploration in the Great Australian Bight

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Publication Date: 
June 2019

Australia’s Chief Scientist will conduct an independent audit of current consideration by the National Offshore Petroleum Safety and Environmental Management Authority (NOPSEMA) of petroleum exploration in the Great Australian Bight.

The audit will seek to assure environmental considerations are thoroughly addressed as part of the regulator’s assessment and decision making processes.

The Minister for Resources and Northern Australia and the Minister for the Environment have approved Terms of Reference for the audit. The Chief Scientist will provide his report to Ministers by the end of August 2019.

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