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Relief in Kimba, that Labor and crossbench Senators want a fair process on nuclear wastes

No Radioactive Waste Facility for Kimba District– 14 Nov 20  · We are reassured by this week’s events that there are still many in Australian politics who believe in a fair process. The lack of support from Labor and crossbench Senators for the Government’s proposed Bill to legislate Kimba as the chosen site for the national radioactive waste dump is certainly a relief to us.
It is obvious that this was an attempt to sneak through a law that would remove accountability by the Government for their unfair and manipulative process, which they clearly do not believe would hold up to scrutiny. Whilst it’s likely our fight is far from over, what this means for us is that, if the Minister uses his power under the current Act to declare the site in Kimba, our rights to judicial review remain intact.
We are grateful, as always, for the strong show of support we have received over the last few weeks.
We have spent two very productive days at Parliament House speaking about our concerns regarding the proposed Kimba dump site and the Government’s attempts to pass legislation that intentionally takes away our rights to judicial review. Thank you to all of our supporters who helped get us there, this has been a long and expensive fight, but our voices are being heard.

November 13, 2020 - Posted by | AUSTRALIA - NATIONAL, Federal nuclear waste dump, politics

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