Senator Ludlam asked basic questions about the assessment process, and we find that the accident-prone uranium processing plant has since been given restart go-ahead by Minister MacFarlane before the Environmental Impact Assessment is even complete.
Scott is working with 40 or 50 people sleeping in their cars and in swags and in tents in a car park in Rockingham. He asks the government what he can take home to them about this government's policy on homelessness, and whether the cumulative impacts of the budget will be to throw thousands or probably tens of thousands more people into homelessness.
The Abbott Government has sacked anyone with any expertise on housing supply, cut $40m from the capital budgets of homelessness support providers and abolished the National Rental Affordability Scheme.
Senator Scott Ludlam has used Senate Estimates to ask the Government if it will forge ahead with plans to dump radioactive waste at Muckaty Station if a Federal court case deems the NLC did not follow legal or ethical practice.
Western Australia has a few projects funded under ARENA which is set to be abolished under the Abbott government. One of those includes a solar thermal project in Perenjori, near Geraldton. So is the funding secure and what advances have we discovered from renewable energy projects?
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.