Senate debates

Monday, 4 December 2017

Questions without Notice

Defence Facilities: Chemical Contamination

2:55 pm

Photo of Lee RhiannonLee Rhiannon (NSW, Australian Greens) Share this | Hansard source

Considering the Department of Defence has known about dangers associated with PFOS and PFOA since at least 2000, when will the government give impacted communities some certainty by acting on the recommendation of the 2015 Senate inquiry into the Williamtown contamination? It recommended:

The Commonwealth government commit to voluntarily acquire property and land which is no longer fit for purpose due to PFOS/PFOA contamination …

Why are you still dragging the chain?


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