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‘Go back to Norway’, Layne Beachley slams plan for Bight oil drilling

Australian surfing legends Layne Beachley and Mick Fanning join Natalie Peters and Erin Molan to discuss the latest Fight for the Bight protests and what the cause means to them.

The national protest held by the Great Australian Bight Alliance saw more than 10,000 people join 50 paddle-out protests all around Australia from Perth to Townsville. Protesters participated in numerous ways from cleaning up mock oil spills in Adelaide to hanging banners off of Victor Harbor Cliffs.

The protests target Norwegian oil giant Equinor, who wants to drill to a depth of just over 2km, about 370km off-shore.  The area is home to some of the most beautiful and rare marine life in the world, in fact, more than 85% of species are not found anywhere else.

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Natalie Peters & Erin Molan