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The Bill for the Napandee nuclear waste dump won’t be passed next year, either


National Radioactive Waste Management Amendment (Site Specification, Community Fund and Other Measures) Bill 2020

Peter Remta 7 Dec 20, It is now quite clear that the government will not bring on the bill in the Senate sitting this week as it would be defeated and will wait until next year’s resumption before deciding what to do.

Obviously Pitt believes this will give him ample time to bring the opposing Senate cross benchers to accept the legislation but this I suggest is a forlorn hope

However none of this will overcome the inherent problems with the government’s proposals for Kimba as they cannot be cured by legislative action

This will still be the same situation irrespective of reliance on the existing or the new legislation since the problems are so basic and arise under a widely and strictly adhered to international regime dealing with nuclear safety which is beyond the legislative competence of the federal parliament

It has been put to me that if this situation had arisen in Europe and even in the United States it would already be subject to heavy litigation in superior courts – perhaps we are not as strong in our democratic principles as we are lead to believe

December 7, 2020 - Posted by | AUSTRALIA - NATIONAL, Federal nuclear waste dump

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