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Questions without Notice: Defence Procurement: Submarines (24 Mar 2023)

“Given it's on the public record from the likes of radiation and nuclear safety expert Emeritus Professor Ian Lowe that each Virginia class submarine carries 200 kilograms of weapons-grade uranium, more than three times the amount of enriched uranium used in the bombing of Hiroshima, what guarantees are you providing on how that material can be safely accommodated in major population centres...”

Questions without Notice: Defence Procurement: Submarines (24 Mar 2023)

“My question was about nuclear regulation, safety and disposal, not the meeting some weeks ago, and the minister is again refusing to be relevant.”

Questions without Notice: Defence Procurement: Submarines (24 Mar 2023)

“Given it is impossible for nuclear regulation, safety or disposal to be effective if you refuse to say, as you did just then—or don't know, as is probably the case—how much weapons-grade uranium these submarines will carry, how can this decision be in line with our international non-proliferation treaty obligations, and why won't you tell the truth?”

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  • Has spoken in 74 debates in the last year — above average amongst Senators.
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  • Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 67 times in debates — below average amongst Senators. (Why is this here?)

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