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South Australia election: Greens OPPOSE, SA Best nearly oppose, nuclear waste dump in SA: Labor and Liberal vacillate

SOUTH AUSTRALIA: OUR FUTURE: SCORECARD , 5 March 2018
All of the four party responses are signed by the leader and are dated 28 Feb 2018.
Cory Bernardi’s Australian Conservatives
Note: The “Australian Conservatives” were invited to respond and did not provide any response.
 
 
SA Best is pleased to provide the following response to … :

11a Categorically rule out the creation of an international high and/or intermediate
level radioactive waste storage and disposal facility
Yes
11b Actively oppose the federal government plan for a radioactive waste facility in SA.

Refer to SA-BEST environment policy.
We do not oppose a low-level waste facility in principle, recognising the benefits of nuclear medicine and research and the need to dispose of this waste.
However, until such time as the federal government demonstrates full transparency around the consultation and selection process, SA-BEST would not be supportive.
We would use legislation in SA to block it if the process is not acceptable.

11c. Actively support the state Nuclear Waste Storage Facility (Prohibition) Act 2000.
Commit to further strengthen this legislation by removing the modified section
Question 11c on the High level nuclear waste..
We support and commit the current legislation as it now stands.
My understanding is the modifications have already been put in place.
 
Yours sincerely
Nick Xenophon
 
The Liberal Party of SA makes the following commitments in response to…
11a Categorically rule out the creation of an international high and/or intermediate
level radioactive waste storage and disposal facility
Yes
 
11c. Actively support the state Nuclear Waste Storage Facility (Prohibition) Act 2000.
Commit to further strengthen this legislation by removing the modified section

Other: The Liuberal Party supports the current Nuclear Waste Storage Facility (Prohibition) Act 2000.
 
Yours Sincerely
Steven Marshall MP
State liberal Leader
 
Note:  The Liberal response (as published) does not provide an answer to Q 11b:
 
Actively oppose the federal government plan for a radioactive waste facility in SA.
 
 

“The Greens have made the following commitments in response to … :

11a Categorically rule out the creation of an international high and/or intermediate
level radioactive waste storage and disposal facility
Yes
 
11b Actively oppose the federal government plan for a radioactive waste facility in SA.
Yes
 
11c. Actively support the state Nuclear Waste Storage Facility (Prohibition) Act 2000.
Commit to further strengthen this legislation by removing the modified section
Yes. Done, Thanks to a Greens bill.
Yours sincerely
Mark Parnell MLC
Parliamentary Leader Greens SA
 
Labor: “Thanks for opportunity to outline our position. A detailed response to your questions is attached:
 
see p.36 of doc, extract:
We have written to Turnbull government outlining our strong expectation around community support for any proposed facility, including a veto for the local Aboriginal community. …” 
 
Hon. Jay Weatherill MP
Premier of SA
 
Note: The Labor response (as published) does not provide an answer to Q 11a:
 
Categorically rule out the creation of an international high and/or intermediate
level radioactive waste storage and disposal facility   more https://www.ourfuturesa.org.au/scorecard
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March 5, 2018 - Posted by | Federal nuclear waste dump, politics, South Australia

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