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RURAL AND REGIONAL AFFAIRS AND TRANSPORT REFERENCES COMMITTEE—PROPOSED REFERENCE

Senator Ludlam, pursuant to notice of motion not objected to as a formal motion, moved business of the Senate notice of motion no. 3—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 put and negatived.