Statement On PEP-11

Dept of Industry, Science and Resources

The Albanese Government is one that respects proper process. We make decisions in a way that is orderly and appropriate.

The Minister for Resources and Minister for Northern Australia, the Hon Madeleine King MP, has recused herself from future decisions on Petroleum Export Permit 11 (PEP-11).

The Minister for Industry and Science, the Honourable Ed Husic MP, will take future decisions relating to PEP-11.

Minister Husic was appointed to administer the Department of Industry, Science and Resources upon being sworn-in as a Minister on 1 June 2022 and has the legal authority to take future decisions on PEP-11.

The Australian Government has been consistent in its position that it will not provide a running commentary on PEP-11 and this remains the case.

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