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2010-2011

 

The Parliament of the

Commonwealth of Australia

 

THE SENATE

 

 

 

 

 

National Radioactive Waste Management Bill 2010

 

 

(1)     Page 33 (after line 15), after Part 6, insert:

Part 6A—Conditions on Northern Territory sites

33A  Application of Part

                   This Part applies if the site chosen under this Act for a radioactive waste management facility is located in the Northern Territory.

33B  Northern Territory Oncological Services Fund

             (1)  The Northern Territory Oncological Services Fund (the Fund ) is established by this subsection.

             (2)  There must be credited to the Fund amounts equal to the amounts charged under any levy imposed by the Parliament for the purposes of the Fund.

Note:          This provision does not prevent other amounts being credited to the Fund.

             (3)  Monies from the Fund are to be paid from funds appropriated by the Parliament for the purpose.

             (4)  Monies from the Fund are to be applied to the provision of oncological services in the Northern Territory.

33C  Conditions attaching to the use of storage facility

             (1)  A radioactive waste management facility established on a site chosen under this Act must not accept any radioactive waste, whether for processing, storage or any other purpose, unless:

                     (a)  the requirements specified in subsection (2) have been met; and

                     (b)  the Minister has given to the person managing the facility a notice certifying that each of those requirements has been met.

             (2)  The requirements to be met for the purposes of subsection (1) are:

                     (a)  that an annual levy has been imposed on each state and territory, other than the Northern Territory, for the purposes of the Fund; and

                     (b)  that the Parliament has determined a levy to be imposed, for the purposes of the Fund, on each entity which:

                              (i)  delivers radioactive waste for processing or storage at the site; or

                             (ii)  otherwise gives radioactive waste to the Commonwealth which is intended for processing or storage at the site; and

                     (c)  that the Fund stands in credit to the value of at least $10,000,000; and

                     (d)  that the Commonwealth has entered into an agreement with the Northern Territory for the administration of the Fund.

             (3)  Unless the Parliament provides otherwise, the agreement referred to in paragraph (1)(d) must require the Fund to be administered by a committee with expertise in oncology and oncological services, and chaired by the Northern Territory Minister with responsibility for Health.

33D  Commonwealth acceptance of waste destined for facility

                   The Commonwealth must not accept radioactive waste from any entity in a manner that avoids the payment by that entity of the levy mentioned in paragraph 33C(2)(b).