Watch: The fight for the Bight in Norway
The date has passed, paperwork is lodged, results awaiting. There's been a short stay with NOPSEMA's request that Equinor provide more information about their proposal to drill for oil in the Great Australian Bight, but everyone in the room is still holding their breath.
The fight for the Bight movement sparked paddle outs across the country, but here's what happened when Heath Joske visited Oslo to address Equinor's Annual General Meeting. Joske also met surfers and fishermen from Norway's Lofoten Islands who'd faced the threat of Equinor's drills.
If you want to mount a 2GB-level argument about oil use, knock yourself out, but understand that the world isn't short of oil (BP estimates there's 51 more years in known reserves), the depth of the drilling in the Bight exceeds that of the North West Shelf and North Sea, and it would also be the most remote oil rig in Australia presenting strategic issues for safety.
You could also look at who exactly benefits, with the Australia Institute claiming the project would only create an average of 825 jobs over its lifespan, and also have to be subsidised by the South Australian government. The profits would flow to Norway - a small, resource rich country - to fill the coffers of their sovereign fund, which currently runs at around $200,000 for every citizen.
Meanwhile, Australia - another small, resource rich country - sold off it's energy assets, and now gives multinational companies carte blanche access to our resources while profit-shifting the returns to pay nominal tax here, and in some instances none at all.
Why would you fight for that?