Motion to ban offshore exploration in NSW fails

A MOTION by the Australian Greens calling on the government not to renew exploration permit PEP 11 has failed by four votes in the Senate.

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Yesterday, two Greens senators Peter Whish-Wilson and Mehreen Faruqi introduced a motion to "oppose oil and gas drilling off the coast of Sydney" and ensure the PEP 11 permit was not renewed.