Independent MP's bill would slay zombie PELs

Jamieson Murphy
Updated June 25 2021 - 1:47pm, first published 1:46pm
CHANGE PROPOSED: Independent NSW MLC Justin Field has put forward a bill to close the loophole that allows expired gas licences to continue existing in perpetuity.
CHANGE PROPOSED: Independent NSW MLC Justin Field has put forward a bill to close the loophole that allows expired gas licences to continue existing in perpetuity.

AN independent politician has put forward a bill that would permanently kill off all 'zombie' petroleum exploration licences, by closing the legislative loophole that allows them to exist - sometimes for decades - after they expire.

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Jamieson Murphy

Jamieson Murphy

News director

Newcastle Herald news director and business reporter. Interested in any and all yarns. Whisper g'day mate to me at jamieson.murphy@austcommunitymedia.com.au

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