That the Minister must be satisfied that an applicant is a fit and proper person to hold a production licence, taking into account, among other things, the applicant’s environmental history and history of compliance with the Petroleum Act and any other relevant legislation both domestically and overseas.
That failure to disclose a matter relevant to the determination of whether an applicant is a fit and proper person upon request will result in civil and/or criminal sanctions under the Petroleum Act.
That the Minister’s reasons for determining whether or not the applicant is a fit and proper person be published online.
Action item updates
The Petroleum Legislation Amendment Bill was tabled in the Legislative Assembly on 29 November 2018. The Bill was passed in the Legislative Assembly on 19 March 2019. All applicants for a permit or licence are now subject to a ‘fit and proper’ person test in accordance with the recommendation.