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Six Communities United in Opposition to Government’s Nuclear Waste Dump Plans

Scott Ludlam 1 Mar 2016

Representatives from each of the six communities shortlisted as potential sites for a nuclear waste dump were hosted by the Greens in Parliament House today.

“It is clear from the government’s approach that they’re looking for the weakest link amongst these six communities, and yet today has shown that people are united and standing strong together against the waste dump at any of the six sites,” Australian Greens Deputy Leader and Nuclear Issues spokesperson Senator Scott Ludlam said today.

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Liberal and Labor vote to ignore waste dump community concerns

Scott Ludlam 22 Feb 2016

The Labor and Liberal parties have voted together against a senate motion acknowledging the community opposition to each of the six locations shortlisted as a site for a nuclear waste dump.

"It's not as though this motion asked a lot of the government, but for the opposition to cower from it is disappointing and weak," Australian Greens Deputy Leader and Nuclear Issues Spokesperson Senator Scott Ludlam said today.

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A Dump on Both their Houses

Scott Ludlam 16 Feb 2016

Federal Labor Leader Bill Shorten has raised the stakes on moves to establish an international nuclear waste dump in Australia, in praising the work of the South Australian Royal Commission into the Nuclear Fuel Cycle.

“The report is a boring rehash of failed ambitions, empty hype and imaginary benefits. It should be read for its insights into the psychology of South Australia’s small but increasingly desperate pro-nuclear lobby, and then it should be composted,” Senator Scott Ludlam said today.

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Strong local opposition at all 6 proposed nuclear waste dump sites

Scott Ludlam 4 Feb 2016

There is strong local opposition exists at all six sites currently under consideration for a nuclear waste dump in Australia. The communities of Hill End in New South Wales, Omanama in Queensland, Hale in the Northern Territory, Cortlinye, Pinkawillinie and Barndioota in South Australia have all said no.


NOTICE OF MOTION                                                                          4 February 2016                                                                                            

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Nuclear waste shipping debacle: no end in sight

Scott Ludlam 7 Dec 2015

A ‘flag of convenience' vessel registered in Antigua and chartered by a French company arriving in the dead of night to unload Australian nuclear waste returned from France highlights the dangers of transporting nuclear material and is yet more evidence that waste should be securely stored on site, the Australian Greens said today.

"The Australian Government seems determined to undermine public confidence in its handling of spent nuclear fuel," Australian Greens Acting Leader and Nuclear Issues Spokesperson Senator Scott Ludlam said today.

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