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Questions on the proposed Mangles Bay Marina project at Point Peron

Senator Ludlam asked the minister representing the Minister for the Environment, in writing, on 12 November 2013:

With reference to the 29 April 2013 conditional approval by the Western Australia Environmental Protection Agency to the Mangles Bay Marina project in Cape Peron being assessed bilaterally under the Environmental Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999 (the Act):

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Industrial Development on the Burrup

Senator Ludlam asked the minister representing the Minister for the Environment, in writing, on 12 November 2013:

With reference to the Australian Government's approval for construction of the Burrup Nitrates technical ammonium nitrate production facility (EPBC 2008/4546, 14 September 2011) and industrial development on the Burrup:

(1) Has construction commenced; if so;

(a) have conditions in Section 8a and 8b, regarding the provision of fencing and signage been met; if so, can a copy be provided of the documentation;

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ANSTO's External Legal Fees

Scott Ludlam 17 Nov 2013

Economics Legislation Committee - Budget Estimates 3 June 2013

Senator LUDLAM: More than zero. So, yes, take that one on notice. This might also have to go on notice: how much has ANSTO spent in the last five financial years on external legal advice and representation?

Dr Paterson: We will provide that on notice.

ANSWER
Financial Year  Amounts inclusive of GST
2008/2009 $550,287
2009/2010 $1,180,247
2010/2011 $1,216,651
2011/2012 $387,328
2012/2013 (to 19 June) $624,905

These figures do not include patent attorney costs.

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Comcare ANSTO investigations

Scott Ludlam 14 Nov 2013

Senate Standing Committee on Education Employment and Workplace Relations  -  Budget Estimates 2013-2014

1. Is ComCare undertaking any investigations on ANSTO currently?
2. How many ComCare claims are you processing from ANSTO personnel at the moment?
3. In the past ComCare have reported on the ANSTO nuclear facility and found that the nuclear facility had under-reported accidents and breached safety standards.

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Threats posed by the ongoing crisis at Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant

Scott Ludlam 14 Nov 2013

NOTICE OF MOTION

SENATOR LUDLAM

I give notice that on 14 November 2013 I shall move:

That the Senate notes:

1. The nuclear crisis at the Fukushima Daiichi reactor site is progressively deteriorating;

2. Australian uranium was in each of the reactors at Fukushima on 11 March 2011, and;

3. Nuclear utility TEPCO is embarking on the risky removal of more than 1500 highly irradiated fuel rods from Unit 4 of the reactor complex.

Calls on the government to

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