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Submissions to the Australian Senate Inquiry on siting federal nuclear waste dump- theme for March 18

“Selection process for a national radioactive waste management facility in South Australia”   – that’s the title of the Senate Inquiry .  Begs the question, doesn’t it ?  Why does it have to be assumed that it’s gotta be in South Australia?

Sounds damn silly to me –  toting highly radioactive trash for 1700 km – pretty much involving 3 States, all the way from Lucas Heights, Sydney, where it can be relatively safely kept – until decades later when they might bury it permanently – near to the nuclear reactor that’s producing it. (Heck they might even have the brains to shut down the reactor and stop producing radioactive trash) 

But – never mind.  These uninformed Senators need your submission. They’ve already got at least 5 submissions from pro nuclear enthusiasts – now showing on their website. We can do better.

SUBMISSION TIPS There have been rumours that Senate Inquiry submissions are limited to 5-6 pages. This is not the case, if your submission is longer than 5 pages you need to provide a summary at the front of your submission. See suggestions below:

The best submissions:

  • clearly address some or all of the terms of reference—you do not need to address each one
  • are relevant and highlight your own perspective
  • are concise, generally no longer than four to five pages
  • begin with a short introduction about yourself or the organisation you represent
  • emphasise the key points so that they are clear
  • outline not only what the issues are but how problems can be addressed, as the committee looks to submissions for ideas to make recommendations
  • only include documents that directly relate to your key points
  • only include information you would be happy to see published on the internet.

Submissions that include complex argument, personal details or criticise someone may take the committee longer to process and consider.

Submissions close on 3 April 2018.

Your own ideas, your own words are best, BUT   if you are pressed for time etc, you can  submit an online submission at Waste Dump Senate Inquiry Submission.

March 24, 2018 - Posted by | AUSTRALIA - NATIONAL, Federal nuclear waste dump

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