Senate debates

Wednesday, 19 September 2018

Motions

Radioactive Waste Management

3:49 pm

Photo of Anne RustonAnne Ruston (SA, Liberal Party, Assistant Minister for International Development and the Pacific) Share this | Hansard source

The National Radioactive Waste Management Act 2012 enacts a voluntary nomination process, and the government complements this with comprehensive consultation to inform and obtain the consent of the local community. While a nomination has been received by Leonora, the minister has stated he will not consider progressing the nomination until consultations on current nominations are complete. The necessary comprehensive consultation process may then take place. A further inquiry is not needed as there have been numerous public inquiries on the issue, all with the same conclusion—namely, that Australia must responsibly manage its radioactive waste through centralised long-term purpose-built facilities.

Question negatived.

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