Australian news, and some related international items

Brief note on today’s Senate Committee hearing about the Nuclear Waste Bill, including a damaging admission

The hearing ended early

Ha ha. Just when it might get interesting – the Senate Committee on National Radioactive Waste Management Amendment Bill decided to hold the rest of the “Public” Hearing – in secret! At the request of the Dept of Industry.
The Senate Committee has decided to deal with this later in the week, given the documents were only given to them 20 minutes ago with questions previously put on notice. So stay listening – more to come later in the week!
The most important issue  discussed?   –  legislation removes possibility of judicial review of the Napandee decision.  Mayor Johnson admitted that the District Council knew that the reason for this removal was so that the whole matter would be quickly settled: “We do not want to spend next 10 years of our life debating this”The admission by the mayor is certainly damaging as it could be regarded as a further breach of te duty of care by the District Council to the community

Listening to the Kimba pro nuclear dump people, it seems clear that their motivation is to “ensure Kimba’s future”. One must wonder why all the other drought affected agricultural towns in South Australia have not clamoured to have the dump?

August 3, 2020 - Posted by | AUSTRALIA - NATIONAL, Federal nuclear waste dump

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