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Questions on Notice to ANSTO - expenses and appointments

MINISTER FOR INDUSTRY

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QUESTION NUMBER: 24

DATE ASKED: 22 November 2013

Question

SENATOR LUDLAM asked the Minister representing the Minister for Industry, in writing 22 November 2013: with reference to the Australian Nuclear Science and Technology Organisation (ANSTO):

(1) What amount of ANSTOʼs external legal costs for the period from 2008 to 2013 relates to:

(a) industrial disputes with staff; and

(b) Mr Dave Reid.

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Questions on Notice to ANSTO - expenses and appointments

MINISTER FOR INDUSTRY

SENATE

QUESTION NUMBER: 24

DATE ASKED: 22 November 2013

Question

SENATOR LUDLAM asked the Minister representing the Minister for Industry, in writing 22 November 2013: with reference to the Australian Nuclear Science and Technology Organisation (ANSTO):

(1) What amount of ANSTOʼs external legal costs for the period from 2008 to 2013 relates to:

(a) industrial disputes with staff; and

(b) Mr Dave Reid.

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Questions on Notice to ANSTO - expenses and appointments

MINISTER FOR INDUSTRY

SENATE

QUESTION NUMBER: 24

DATE ASKED: 22 November 2013

Question

SENATOR LUDLAM asked the Minister representing the Minister for Industry, in writing 22 November 2013: with reference to the Australian Nuclear Science and Technology Organisation (ANSTO):

(1) What amount of ANSTOʼs external legal costs for the period from 2008 to 2013 relates to:

(a) industrial disputes with staff; and

(b) Mr Dave Reid.

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Tanks for Nothing: New radioactive disaster haunts Rio Tinto

Australian Greens spokesperson on Nuclear issues, Senator Scott Ludlam. 10 December 2013.

In a bizarre and troubling development, Rio Tinto's Rossing Uranium Mine in Namibia has suffered a disastrous acid spill identical in nature to that which closed the company's Ranger mine in Kakadu on the weekend.

Breaking reports in local media indicate that within three days of the Kakadu collapse, Rio's Namibian operation suffered a catastrophic failure which put workers and the surrounding environment at risk.

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WA Liberals demand judicial inquiry into their own delusion

Western Australian Greens Senator Scott Ludlam has queried whether the Abbott Government supports the WA Liberals in their quest for a Royal Commission into climate change, or whether it is a purely local brain-snap which they intend to disregard.

"The Prime Minister has declared that this will be an ‘adult government', so it's hard to understand how an idea this juvenile could have seen the light of day," WA Greens Senator Scott Ludlam said this morning.

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Nuclear submarines? Dennis please

Liberal MP Dennis Jensen's nuclear obsession will put Western Australia at risk, the Greens warned today.

Senator for WA Scott Ludlam said Dr Jensen's push for Australia to acquire nuclear submarines and to turn Western Australia into a "high-traffic service station" for American nuclear vessels was "counter-factual and dangerous".

"Successive governments have indulged in a series of expensive debacles chasing military hardware - the Member for Tangney wants to continue that dubious tradition by pursuing second-hand American nuclear submarines.

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