Environmental group calls for longer delay in Lake Macquarie seismic survey, Centennial Coal corrects public information sheet

Michael Parris
By Michael Parris
Updated February 6 2020 - 10:34pm, first published 6:00pm
Save Our Coast directors Doug Kolysnck, Peter Morris and Natasha Deen deliver a 60,000-strong petition against seismic testing to independent MP Zali Steggall in Parliament House on Wednesday. Ms Steggall tabled the petition in parliament on Thursday

Save Our Coast has called on Environment Minister Matt Kean to further delay Centennial Coal's planned seismic survey in Lake Macquarie to allow for a thorough environmental assessment.

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Michael Parris

Michael Parris

Journalist

Michael Parris reports on politics for the Newcastle Herald. He started at the Herald in 1994 after working in the ABC Newcastle newsroom. Michael spent much of his career as a sub-editor before moving into political reporting in 2017. He was a finalist in the Sports Australia national media awards for his reporting about a male-only tennis club in Newcastle. He has reported on the 2019 NSW and federal elections, state and federal budgets and local politics. He has also written extensively about the COVID-19 pandemic with a special focus on data analysis and the effects of lockdowns on the Hunter community.