Offshore oil and gas decommissioning levy

Submission to Senate Standing Committee on Economics
by Rod Campbell and Mark Ogge

The offshore oil and gas industry provides minimal economic benefit to the Australian community. Any benefits are eroded by decommissioning costs falling on governments as the industry attempts to avoid its liabilities. The proposed levy represents an opportunity to limit the costs to the public from the Northern Endeavour disaster, further measures are needed to protect the public interest.

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