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Turnbull’s contamination taskforce must publicly report activities

Media Release
Lee Rhiannon 16 May 2017
Ahead of the visit of Turnbull government’s contamination taskforce to the Williamtown ‘red zone’ in NSW tomorrow, Greens Senator Lee Rhiannon has urged the government to publicly report on the taskforce’s activities.
 
Senator James McGrath is the head of the prime ministerial contamination taskforce. 
 
“For many residents tomorrow’s visit will be too little too late, and I certainly understand that. It has been a long, hard slog for many residents whose lives have been upturned by this disaster,” Senator Rhiannon said. 
 
“Not only does Senator McGrath need to listen to local residents and workers, but he needs to outline his government’s plan for assisting residents, workers and for cleaning up the contamination.
 
“The Turnbull government is still taking a defensive approach to the crisis, delaying action and deflecting responsibility. They should be proactive about their plans – and not hush hush. 
 
“The Greens are calling on the Turnbull government’s contamination taskforce to be upfront about their plans to roll out a national response to PFAS contamination, and make their activities and findings publicly available,” Senator Rhiannon said. 
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