Presentation of our petition to Parliament!
For two years we asked people to sign our petition to Stop Seismic Testing and Drilling off Newcastle, the NSW Central Coast and the northern beaches. The petition amassing a huge amount of support and on 4 February 2020 we presented the petition to Parliament, with 56,000 signatures (we have since added more signatures).
Our petition asked for a ban on seismic testing and an end to drilling and offshore exploration and activity for oil and gas, not just along our stretch of coast but in NSW generally.
We were delighted that independent MP Zali Steggall agreed to present our petition to federal Parliament.
On 4 February, the first parliamentary sitting day of 2020, we travelled to Canberra to symbolically present the petition to her in front of Parliament House at 11am, just before Parliament commenced for 2020.