The Australian Greens have welcomed the release of polling that shows 73.9 per cent of the people of Mayo support the Greens’ push for World Heritage protection for the Great Australian Bight.
“The vast majority of South Australians, like the people of Mayo, want World Heritage Protection for the Bight. The Premier and Prime Minister should start preparing the nomination process,” Greens Senator for South Australia Sarah Hanson-Young said.
“I’ve been encouraged by the positive response to our campaign to fight for World Heritage protection for the Great Australian Bight since we launched it in April. More and more South Australians are joining the fight against drilling in the Great Australian Bight and we know the only way to avert the risk of an oil spill is to make sure the Bight has the protection it deserves.
“Mayo’s coastal communities would be among the hardest hit if oil spilled in the Bight, and they know how important conserving and protecting our precious coastline, Kangaroo Island, and the waters off our shores is. It’s time to show the world how great the Bight is!”
Greens candidate for Mayo Major ‘Moogy’ Sumner AM said he would fight for World Heritage protection for the Bight if elected to the lower house.
“We must protect our water ways, transition away from fossil fuels, and preserve the Bight for generations to come. We have the opportunity to do that now, with strong Greens representatives fighting for World Heritage protection.”