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Notice given 19 May 2011

*658  Senator Ludlam: To ask the Minister representing the Minister for Resources and Energy ( transferred to the Minister representing the Special Minister of State on 31 May 2011 )—

(1) What is the approval process for exploration and mining proposals on Australian Defence Force land.

(2) At what point is there an opportunity for a public comment component in the approval process for mining proposals on Australian Defence Force land.

(3) At what stage in the approval process is the Paladin Energy Ltd proposal, with regard to the uranium deposit at Oobagooma in the Kimberley.

(4) Is Paladin Energy Ltd currently undertaking exploration activity.

*659  Senator Ludlam: To ask the Minister representing the Minister for Resources and Energy ( transferred to the Minister representing the Minister for Sustainability, Environment, Water, Population and Communities on 25 May 2011 )—With reference to referrals made under the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999 regarding a uranium transfer facility at Parkeston, a suburb of Kalgoorlie situated less than 1 kilometre from the Ninga Mia Aboriginal Community:

(1) Have any discussions been held with the Western Australian Department of Mines and Petroleum or the Environmental Protection Agency about the transportation of uranium, proposed routes, ports and transfer stations.

(2) Has there been any referral of the Parkeston facility to the Department of Sustainability, Environment, Water, Population and Communities.