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Thursday, 29 November 2012
Page: 10208

Senator LUDLAM (Western Australia) (12:02): I move:

That the following matter be referred to the Rural and Regional Affairs and Transport References Committee for inquiry and report by 30 June 2013:

The role, adequacy and effectiveness of government regulation of uranium oxide transport, including:

(a) the mitigation of public radiation exposure from uranium oxide transport;

(b) the evaluation of the frequency and severity of transport and handling accidents including the 27 December 2011 train derailment resulting in toxic copper concentrate flowing into the Edith River;

(c) the process of issuing and auditing compliance with radiation transport management plans;

(d) the resourcing and conduct of transport related aspects of nuclear actions referred under the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999;

(e) the preparedness and resourcing of regional emergency contingency planning, education and training services;

(f) the Australian Radiation Protection and Nuclear Safety Agency codes, including the Code of Practice for Safe Transport of Radioactive Material;

(g) the Australian Safeguards and Non-Proliferation Office regulation of the transportation of nuclear material and issuance and auditing of compliance with transport permits; and

(h) other relevant related matters.

Question negatived.