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Aboriginal disadvantage & nuclear waste

Scott Ludlam 23 Aug 2012

Senator LUDLAM (Western Australia) (16:31): I suspect that if Senator Siewert had had a few more minutes to speak on this matter of public importance on the Stronger Futures legislation, she would probably have directly addressed some of the matters raised by Senator Crossin. I found some of the accusations that came flying back across the chamber quite bizarre-because a fair bit of the enormous amount of work that Senator Siewert has done on behalf of disadvantaged Aboriginal people and Aboriginal people across the spectrum has been done in conjunction with Senator Crossin.

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Muckaty Federal Court challenge

Scott Ludlam 16 Aug 2012

(Question No. 1889)
Senator Ludlam asked the Minister for Resources and Energy, upon notice, on 19 June 2012:

Will the Minister commit to delaying any declaration of Muckaty as the final location for the proposed nuclear waste site under the National Radioactive Waste Management Act 2012 until the matters pertaining to the nomination currently before the Federal Court of Australia are resolved.

Senator Chris Evans: The answer to the honourable member's question is as follows:

The Government has made clear it will respect the Court's decision.

 

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Deputy Secretary of the Department of Resources, Energy and Tourism threatened by a 15 year old's school speech

Scott Ludlam 16 Aug 2012

(Question No. 1955)
Senator Ludlam asked the Minister for Resources and Energy, upon notice, on 5 July 2012:

(1) Is the Minister aware of the 29 June 2012 report (ntnews.com.au) regarding the Deputy Secretary of the Department of Resources, Energy and Tourism, Mr Martin Hoffman, raising concerns with St. Ignatius College, Riverview, New South Wales after a boarder from Tennant Creek addressed students about the Governments plan to build a nuclear waste dump at Muckaty.

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Acting on Muckaty before the Federal Court challenge is complete

Scott Ludlam 16 Aug 2012

(Question No. 1966)
Senator Ludlam asked the Minister for Resources and Energy, upon notice, on 20 July 2012:
Given the response received in the answer to question on notice no. 1889 concerning the declaration of Muckaty in the Northern Territory as the final location for the proposed nuclear waste site under the National Radioactive Waste Management Act 2012, will the Minister delay the declaration of Muckaty as the site until after the Federal Court of Australia case is resolved.

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Question on Notice on uranium exports

Scott Ludlam 5 Apr 2012

(Question No. 1566)
Senator Ludlam asked the minister representing the Minister for Resources and Energy, upon notice, on 27 February 2012:
(1) Has the department provided advice to the Minister, the Ministers office or the New South Wales Government or its agencies regarding uranium deposits or the development of the uranium sector in that state; if so:
(a) to whom and when was the advice provided; and
(b) can this advice be supplied.
(2) What is the current status of Australia's involvement in the Global Nuclear Energy Partnership (GNEP) initiative.

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