Concerns over Aussie court ruling on Santos


Three Federal Court judges ruled that Santos had not consulted all the indigenous people on the Tiwi Islands that should have been consulted for its environmental plan, backing a challenge brought by a member of the Munupi clan. — Reuters

MELBOURNE: Australia’s Federal Court has rejected an appeal by Santos Ltd to resume drilling on its US$3.6bil (RM15.9bil) Barossa gas project off northern Australia after indigenous groups raised objections, potentially delaying other offshore projects.

Three Federal Court judges ruled that Santos had not consulted all the indigenous people on the Tiwi Islands that should have been consulted for its environmental plan, backing a challenge brought by a member of the Munupi clan.

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