PEP-11 titleholders to issue statement as the gas exploration project's opponents applaud Prime Minister Scott Morrison's desire to quash licence

Ian Kirkwood
By Ian Kirkwood
Updated December 16 2021 - 11:16am, first published 8:30am
ALL OVER NOW: Prime Minister Scott Morrison at Terrigal Beach on Thursday morning announcing his government's plans to refuse a renewal of the PEP-11 gas exploration area off the NSW coast. With him are the Liberal candidates for Shortland, Nell McGill,and Paterson, Brooke Vitnell, as well as representatives of The Wilderness Society and the Terrigal and Avoca SLSCs.

ENVIRONMENTAL groups and the federal opposition have welcomed the federal government's decision not to renew the controversial PEP-11 gas exploration area off the coast between Newcastle and Wollongong.

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Ian Kirkwood

Ian Kirkwood

Journalist

Reporting journalist at the Newcastle Herald since 1987. Editorial writer, general reporter, industrial relations, industry and coal.