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25    Environment— South Australia—Radioactive waste facility

Senator Hanson-Young, pursuant to notice of motion not objected to as a formal motion, moved general business notice of motion no. 616—That the Senate—

               (a)       acknowledges that the Federal Government is continuing to advance plans to locate a federal radioactive waste facility in regional South Australia;

               (b)       notes that all three sites under consideration are actively contested by community members, and that the project in its current configuration is inconsistent with South Australian law;

                (c)       notes that around 95% of the waste planned for any future federal facility is currently in secure storage at two existing federal sites; and

               (d)       calls on the Federal Government to advance responsible radioactive waste management by committing not to impose any federal facility on an unwilling community, acting in a manner consistent with state laws and leading practice, and facilitating an open review process to explore the range of long-term future management options.

Statements by leave : Senator The Assistant Minister to the Prime Minister (Senator McGrath) and Senators Chisholm and Hanson-Young, by leave, made statements relating to the motion.

Question put and negatived.