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Greens call on NOPSEMA to reject BP's drilling application

 The Australian Greens have called on NOPSEMA to reject BP's application to drill for oil in a marine park and sanctuary for whales.

NOPSEMA have extended the time they will take to make a decision on BP's application, but Greens Senator for South Australia, Robert Simms, said the project is a disaster in waiting and must not be given the green light.

"This decision is merely a stay of execution for BP. What we really need is for NOPSEMA to take a stand and say this sort of project has no place in the Great Australian Bight," Senator Simms said.

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