The Senate is debating the National Radioactive Waste Management Act. The Greens oppose this deeply flawed Bill that has been strongly criticised and has no place on the Australian statute books. The government has not delivered on its promise or its own party platform to "establish a consensual process of site selection, which looks to agreed scientific grounds for determining suitability and the centrality of community consultation and support." Instead it has set itself up for a divisive and entirely avoidable confrontation with a community unwilling to host the nation's radioactive waste.
Watch part two of Scott's speech here.
See the banner from the people of Muckaty, which Scott tabled in the Senate here.
View the press conference here. Read the Transcript here.
What others said: Australian Greens Senators | Rachel Siewert and Bob Brown