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South Australian government warned on using public money to encourage nuclear industry

“…..Greens MLC Mark Parnell has questioned why the Attorney-General’s Department is in charge of three tenders seeking on behalf of the Royal Commission business cases for the establishment of a nuclear power plant, a dump and an enrichment facility.

scrutiny-Royal-Commission CHAIN“The Government must tread a very fine line between engaging in genuine open inquiry and actively promoting an expansion of the nuclear industry,’’ he said.

“It is illegal to spend any public money to “encourage” a nuclear waste facility in this State. The tender contract is in the name of the Attorney-General’s Department, so they will need to be very careful about any instructions they provide to tenderers about what to say or what not to say.” – Adelaide Now, August 14, 2015

August 15, 2015 - Posted by | politics, South Australia

1 Comment »

  1. The Editor
    The Advertiser

    Is there is to be no end to the amount of rubbish being heaped on us by the ruling elite?

    Putting a pro-nuclear, militaristic commissioner in charge of an inquiry with a jaundiced terms of reference has produced the predictable pro-nuclear propaganda from vested interests (The Advertiser, 11/8/15).

    And for what purpose?

    So that their powerful friends can build more mines to dig up state-owned mineral resources as fast as possible, returning a pittance to the state, ignoring the wishes of the land’s rightful caretakers, consuming vast amounts of precious resources of water and energy, radioactively polluting large tracts of land stolen from the First Australians, employing as few people as possible and dismissing them at a moment’s notice?

    Or worse?

    Dennis Matthews


    Comment by Dennis Matthews | August 15, 2015 | Reply

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