Drilling for oil in the Great Australian Bight remains a real and dangerous possibility, with Norwegian company Equinor planning to commence exploratory drilling in 2020. This fact sheet outlines the known health impacts of oil spills which pose serious risks to the physical and mental health of people exposed to oil, their families and their communities.
We cannot risk the potential for an oil spill in the Great Australian Bight—Equinor’s proposed drilling (or any other future oil extraction activities) must not go ahead. Doctors for the Environment Australia have produced a fact sheet to why this must be opposed. Read more here.