The Australian Nuclear Science and Technology Organisation (ANSTO) was granted $45m to send spent fuel from its Open Pool Australian Lightwater (OPAL) reactor - to the US for processing and storage - but only until May 2016 - what then?
A deal was made in 1964 between the then Prime Minister and the then Premier that the land at Point Peron would never be developed for commercial purposes- but the Government is now backing out of that deal.
Public Housing in Carlton seemed to be missing out on the NBN rollout- Scott stepped in to make sure that some of our most disadvantaged weren't being cut out or put last in the rollout of this important infrastructure.
Scott asks The Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet about the review into the Renewable Energy Target but the secretariat couldn't provide any feedback on how it is going....or are they just in denial?
Scott Ludlam asks the Department of Environment how it has approved the clean up fund for Ranger Uranium when the company itself - Rio Tinto - said there is not enough money. The Office of the Supervising Scientist says it is satisfied there is enough cash reserves to rehabilitate the Ranger Uranium Mine closure despite the company stating in its annual report that it did not have the capital to finish the job. In this exchange Scott accuses Energy Resources of Australia (ERA), which is part owned by mining giant Rio Tinto, of blackmailing the taxpayer into expanding the mine in order to raise the capital of cleaning up the mine when it closes in 2021. The Government also prioritised the shareholders of ERA over the environment by refusing to release the report into the damage of the steel leach tank, which was blamed for a toxic spill at the in Mine in the Northern Territory in April this year.