Five MPs tell federal parliament that renewing Petroleum Exploration Permit 11 would risk immense environmental damage

Matthew Kelly
By Matthew Kelly
Updated April 14 2021 - 1:34pm, first published October 19 2020 - 8:00am
Petroleum Exploration Permit 11

Government and Opposition MPs have spoken passionately about why they do not want a gas exploration licence covering an area between Newcastle and Sydney renewed.

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Matthew Kelly

Matthew Kelly

Journalist

Matthew Kelly has worked as a journalist for more than 25 years. He has been working as a general reporter at the Newcastle Herald since 2018. In recent years he has reported on subjects including environment, energy, water security, manufacturing and higher education. He has previously covered issues including the health and environmental impacts of uncovered coal wagons in the Hunter Valley, the pollution of legacy of former industrial sites and freedom of information issues.