Senate debates

Monday, 11 September 2023

Questions without Notice


2:16 pm

Photo of Dorinda CoxDorinda Cox (WA, Australian Greens) Share this | Hansard source

I rise to ask a question of the Minister representing the Minister for Resources, Minister Farrell. Just last week, Energy Resources Australia announced their intention to apply for an extension of their lease at Jabiluka mine, which sits within Kakadu National Park. It is estimated that the uranium deposit is one of the largest in the world. This comes off the back of concerns of ERA being able to fund rehabilitation in the nearby Ranger mine. It also occurs in the context of Australia not being a party to the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons. My question to the Minister is: has the government had an application for the extension of uranium mining at Jabiluka?


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