Image courtesy of ConocoPhillipsAustralian LNG player Santos said first gas was produced from the third and final well of the Bayu Undan infill well program, securing more resources for the Darwin LNG plant at Wickham Point in Northern Territory.A final investment decision was made in January last year as part of the long-term development plan for the Bayu Undan gas/condensate project, located in the Timor Sea.The drilling program consisted of two platform wells and one subsea well connecting into existing offshore infrastructure, Santos said in a statement.The wells were drilled with the Noble Tom Prosser rig, which has now been contracted by Santos to undertake a 2019 drilling program, including appraisal of the recent Dorado oil discovery offshore Western Australia.Santos holds an 11.5 percent interest in the Bayu Undan joint venture and the Darwin LNG plant, both operated by ConocoPhillips.Santos also has a 25 percent interest in the Barossa joint venture, the company’s statement reads.The Barossa gas field is currently in front-end engineering and design and is the leading candidate to backfill Darwin LNG when Bayu Undan production ceases.Barossa would more than double Santos’ production in Northern Australia with a final investment decision targeted for late 2019.
OneNewsNow 19 December 2015Family First NZ says Judge Anna Johns’ decision exposes flaws in New Zealand’s bail laws.“A situation like this simply re-victimises the child and is hugely traumatic for the family trying to recover from the offences committed previously,” national director of Family First Bob McCoskrie says.“This sends a message to the community that the rights of offenders are greater than the rights of victims.“For this horrific child abuse, the offender receives a punishment of celebrating Christmas at home, while the abuse will impact the child for the rest of their life.“As a community, we are trying to say that the abuse of our young and most vulnerable is completely unacceptable and that our responsibility as adults is even greater around these young children – yet the consequences given out by the courts are completely undermining that message.”Family First NZ will seek permission from the family to write to the Solicitor General and also the Minister of Justice requesting a review of the decision.https://www.tvnz.co.nz/one-news/new-zealand/family-first-slams-paedophile-bail-decisionBail decision ‘idiotic’NZ Herald 19 December 2015A man found guilty of sexually abusing his neighbour’s granddaughter when she was 8 has been bailed to live at home – up a shared driveway and just 30m from where his victim lives – until sentencing in June.His sentencing has been delayed until after a second trial next year in which he will stand accused of offending against another child.The first victim, now 10, and her family see the man most days and say their Auckland home has become a prison and “an absolute hell” because of the judge’s decision.The man, in his 70s, has name suppression. That was granted because he lives next door to the victim, who has automatic and permanent name secrecy due to the sexual nature of the charges.VICTIM ADVOCATES: Judge’s decision wrong Family First NZ said Judge Johns’ decision was “idiotic”.“A situation like this simply re-victimises the child, is hugely traumatic for the family trying to recover from the offences committed previously, and sends a message to the community that the rights of offenders are greater than the rights of victims,” said spokesman Bob McCoskrie.“Bail is a privilege, not a right – and it should not be granted at the expense of the victims and their families.“For this horrific child abuse, the offender receives a punishment of celebrating Christmas at home, while the abuse will impact on the child for the rest of her life.”Family First NZ is seeking permission from the victim’s family to write to the Solicitor-General and the Minister of Justice requesting a review of Judge Johns’ decision.“The justice system in New Zealand is perpetuating the problem of child abuse by handing out ‘wet bus ticket’ decisions and sentences in response to cases of serious child abuse,” Mr McCoskrie said.“It appears that the justice system in New Zealand simply doesn’t value the welfare and protection of our vulnerable young children – based on this decision. Put simply, it is an idiotic decision.“As a community, we are trying to say that the abuse of our young and most vulnerable is completely unacceptable and that our responsibility as adults is even greater around these young children – yet the consequences given out by the courts are completely undermining that message.”Ruth Money, who helps victims through the court process, said Judge Johns’ decision was “an absolute disgrace”.“The facts of this case are overwhelming – she has absolutely made the wrong decision.“The decision shows she has not learned anything from the Christie Marceau case and bail amendment bill changes that happened as part of that.”Christie, 18, was killed by Akshay Chand in 2011. Months before he stabbed her to death at her home, while her mother desperately tried to call police, he had been charged with kidnapping her.Despite protests from the police, Christie and her family, Judge David McNaughton granted Chand bail to a house within view of the Marceaus’ home.http://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=11563391Keep up with family issues in NZ. Receive our weekly emails direct to your Inbox.