Back to All Events



Join some of the world’s great minds at WOMADelaide's Planet Talks in a series of fascinating live conversations about our environment and sustainable relationship with the planet!

Clare will be back for the second time this year, hosting this Planet Talk session at WOMAD: The Fight for the Bight Against Big Oil.

Join this important discussion with Peter Owen (The Wilderness Society), Bunna Lawrie (Mining Elder and Coloured Stone frontman) and Jodie Rummer (marine scientist, James Cook University) represent a large and growing movement of concerned people, councils, businesses, industries, environmental and scientific organisations opposing the proposed drilling by Norwegian oil company Equinor in The Great Australian Bight.

It’s a David versus Goliath battle in one of the most pristine and diverse ocean environments left on Earth. On one side, Equinor’s supporters point to jobs and economic benefits for the state, while the other highlights oil-spill modelling that shows catastrophic consequences for fisheries and tourism industries worth over $1.5 billion collectively per annum. The risks are real and battle lines are drawn. Find out what the future holds for oil drilling in the Bight.

WOMAD is surely the best music festival on Earth! Don’t miss out. Book your tickets here.

Speakers include Annabel Crabb, our friend the CEO of Greenpeace David Ritter, and tree whisperer Monica Gagliano.

See the full Planet Talks lineup here.

Earlier Event: March 8
Later Event: March 14