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NATIONAL RADIOACTIVE WASTE MANAGEMENT BILL 2010

Order of the day read for the adjourned debate on the motion of the Parliamentary Secretary for Defence (Senator Feeney)—That this bill be now read a second time.

Debate resumed.

Document: Senator Ludlam, by leave, tabled the following document:

 National Radioactive Waste Management Bill 2010—No waste dump at Muckaty (Kurlalu yarnmi majju majju Manu Wangku Ka (Muckaty); Wangangku yama Nyirrinjji Mana Manu Wangku Kuna) [paint on canvas].


Senator Ludlam moved the following amendment:

 At the end of the motion, add "and further consideration of the bill be an order of the day for the next sitting day after:

  (a) the Government receives the written consent of the Legislative Assembly of the Northern Territory to the dumping of radioactive waste in the Territory;

  (b) the Minister for Resources and Energy has completed consultations with representatives of the Muckaty Land Trust and all other parties with an interest in, or who would be affected by, a decision to select the Muckaty Station site as the location for the national radioactive waste facility; and

  (c) the Federal Court decision is handed down in the case between the Muckaty traditional owners, the Northern Land Council and the Commonwealth concerning the nomination of the Muckaty Station site as the location for the national radioactive waste facility".

At 2 pm: Debate was interrupted while Senator Ludlam was speaking.