Monday, 4 December 2017
Radioactive Waste Management
That the Senate—
(a) acknowledges that the Federal Government is continuing to advance plans to locate a federal radioactive waste facility in regional South Australia;
(b) notes that all three sites under consideration are actively contested by community members, and that the project in its current configuration is inconsistent with South Australian law;
(c) notes that around 95 per cent of the waste planned for any future federal facility is currently in secure storage at two existing federal sites; and
(d) calls on the Federal Government to advance responsible radioactive waste management by committing not to impose any federal facility on an unwilling community, acting in a manner consistent with state laws and leading practice, and facilitating an open review process to explore the range of long-term future management options.