Senate debates

Wednesday, 19 September 2018

Motions

Radioactive Waste Management

3:49 pm

Photo of Rachel SiewertRachel Siewert (WA, Australian Greens) Share this | Hansard source

I move:

That the Senate—

(a) notes that members of the Leonora community at a recent public meeting expressed distress and concern that Leonora is being targeted as the site for a national radioactive waste management facility under the so called 'Plan B';

(b) expresses its deep concern regarding the repeated attempts to impose an intermediate level waste dump on the lands of First Nations peoples; and

(c) calls for an independent inquiry to investigate the full range of options to manage Australia's intermediate level radioactive waste.

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