01 Aug 2023

Statement on activists targeting private home of APPEA Chair

Attributable to APPEA Chief Executive Samantha McCulloch:

The behaviour of activists today in targeting the private home of APPEA Chair Meg O’Neill is unacceptable and strongly condemned by Australia’s oil and gas industry.

The industry respects the rights of protesters to demonstrate legally in public places, but the private homes and families of business leaders should clearly be out of bounds. This is a deplorable escalation of the intimidation and tactics used by activist groups to stifle informed public debate on the energy transition.

The ABC should also explain their reported involvement in the incident.

APPEA and its members are united in calling out the menacing and threatening behaviour of activists who targeted Ms O’Neill, her partner and daughter.

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