Campaign to stop offshore gas exploration receives support from all sides of politics

Matthew Kelly
By Matthew Kelly
Updated March 23 2021 - 12:35pm, first published December 8 2020 - 5:21am
Bipartisan support: L-R: Senator Peter Whish Wilson (Greens), Peter Morris (Save our Coast), Zali Steggall (Independent) MP, Senator Mehreen Faruqi (Greens), Jason Falinski (Liberal) MP, Asha Niddrie (Save Our Coast), Labor MPs Sharon Claydon, Emma McBride, and Pat Conroy, and Drew Mcpherson (Save Our Coast).

A campaign to stop offshore gas exploration off the coast between Sydney and Newcastle has attracted an historic show of cross-party unity in Canberra.


Matthew Kelly

Matthew Kelly


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.

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