Muckaty Waste Dump

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Part two of the Muckaty speech

15 Jun 2011

 
Part two of Scott's Muckaty speech

 


Part two of Scott's Muckaty speech

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Bob Brown's Muckaty speech

15 Jun 2011

 
Bob Brown's Senate speech on the proposed radioactive waste dump proposed for Muckaty Station, near Tennant Creek in the Northern Territory.

 


Bob Brown's Senate speech on the proposed radioactive waste dump proposed for Muckaty Station, near Tennant Creek in the Northern Territory.

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National Radioactive Waste Dump Bill

14 Jun 2011

Senator LUDLAM (Western Australia) (13:45): This debate has been a long time coming. How long, exactly, depends on how you set your clock. Perhaps it began more than a year ago when this bill was introduced into the parliament, last February, or perhaps in late 2005 when the Howard government used its numbers to ram the original version of this bill through the Senate in order to target three sites in the Northern Territory. Perhaps it started in late 2006 when the Howard government came back to the parliament and forced through an amendment bill that explicitly paved the way for a single nomination at a cattle station called Muckaty, 120 kilometres north of Tennant Creek. Perhaps it really began on 26 January 1958 when the nuclear research facility that generated the waste we are discussing today first went critical, under the prime ministership of Robert Menzies, during the darkest years of the Cold War.

Senator LUDLAM (Western Australia) (13:45): This debate has been a long time coming. How long, exactly, depends on how you set your clock. Perhaps it began more than a year ago when this bill was introduced into the parliament, last February, or perhaps in late 2005 when the Howard government used its numbers to ram the original version of this bill through the Senate in order to target three sites in the Northern Territory. Perhaps it started in late 2006 when the Howard government came back to the parliament and forced through an amendment bill that explicitly paved the way for a single nomination at a cattle station called Muckaty, 120 kilometres north of Tennant Creek. Perhaps it really began on 26 January 1958 when the nuclear research facility that generated the waste we are discussing today first went critical, under the prime ministership of Robert Menzies, during the darkest years of the Cold War.

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National Radioactive Waste Management Bill 2010

14 Jun 2011

Senator SIEWERT (Western Australia—Australian Greens Whip) (12:54):  I rise to make remarks on the National Radioactive Waste Management Bill 2010 and particularly the extent to which it targets the Aboriginal community and Aboriginal land. I would also like to note that I know there are people keenly listening to this debate, both in the gallery and back in many communities.

Senator SIEWERT (Western Australia—Australian Greens Whip) (12:54):  I rise to make remarks on the National Radioactive Waste Management Bill 2010 and particularly the extent to which it targets the Aboriginal community and Aboriginal land. I would also like to note that I know there are people keenly listening to this debate, both in the gallery and back in many communities.

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Muckaty Waste Dump Speech

14 Jun 2011

  Senator Siewert's heartfelt speech on the proposed radioactive waste dump at Muckaty station. 

 

Senator Siewert's heartfelt speech on the proposed radioactive waste dump at Muckaty station. 

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Muckaty Debate

14 Jun 2011

The debate on the radioactive waste dump is on now.
 
 
 
 
Watch live now at http://webcast.aph.gov.au/livebroadcasting/ 
See an excerpt from the press conference here http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TQEGsHeuGq8 

The debate on the radioactive waste dump is on now.


 


 


 


 


Watch live now at http://webcast.aph.gov.au/livebroadcasting/ 


See an excerpt from the press conference here http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TQEGsHeuGq8 

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The debate on the Radioactive Waste Management Act

14 Jun 2011

The Senate is debating the National Radioactive Waste Management Act. The Greens oppose this deeply flawed Bill that has been strongly criticised and has no place on the Australian statute books. The government has not delivered on its promise or its own party platform to "establish a consensual process of site selection, which looks to agreed scientific grounds for determining suitability and the centrality of community consultation and support." Instead it has set itself up for a divisive and entirely avoidable confrontation with a community unwilling to host the nation's radioactive waste.
Watch part two of Scott's speech here.
See the banner from the people of Muckaty, which Scott tabled in the Senate here.
View the press conference here. Read the Transcript here.
What others said: Australian Greens Senators | Rachel Siewert and Bob Brown 


The Senate is debating the National Radioactive Waste Management Act. The Greens oppose this deeply flawed Bill that has been strongly criticised and has no place on the Australian statute books. The government has not delivered on its promise or its own party platform to "establish a consensual process of site selection, which looks to agreed scientific grounds for determining suitability and the centrality of community consultation and support." Instead it has set itself up for a divisive and entirely avoidable confrontation with a community unwilling to host the nation's radioactive waste.


Watch part two of Scott's speech here.


See the banner from the people of Muckaty, which Scott tabled in the Senate here.


View the press conference here. Read the Transcript here.


What others said: Australian Greens Senators | Rachel Siewert and Bob Brown 

estimates

Northern Land Council

08 Jun 2011

Community Affairs Friday 3 June 2011CHAIR: We have a number of senators who wish to ask questions. Do any of you have an opening statement you want to make before we go into questions?Mr Hill: No. I would just apologise-CHAIR: That is okay. You cannot control the planes. I wish some of us could.

Community Affairs Friday 3 June 2011


CHAIR: We have a number of senators who wish to ask questions. Do any of you have an opening statement you want to make before we go into questions?

Mr Hill: No. I would just apologise-

CHAIR: That is okay. You cannot control the planes. I wish some of us could.

estimates

Dept. of Resources and Energy on uranium mining & radioactive waste dump

06 Jun 2011

Economics Committee - 31 May 2011
Senator LUDLAM: Yes. I might stay on the subject that I was on. It is mainly around the Rum Jungle Mine. I understand that we are still spending about $1.2 million this year and $2.4 million next year on the Rum Jungle remediation up in the Alligator Rivers Region of the Northern Territory. Can you update the committee on the work that taxpayers are still funding to remediate a small mine 40 years after it closed?

Economics Committee - 31 May 2011


Senator LUDLAM: Yes. I might stay on the subject that I was on. It is mainly around the Rum Jungle Mine. I understand that we are still spending about $1.2 million this year and $2.4 million next year on the Rum Jungle remediation up in the Alligator Rivers Region of the Northern Territory. Can you update the committee on the work that taxpayers are still funding to remediate a small mine 40 years after it closed?

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Rum Jungle’s toxic legacy: a multi-million dollar warning

31 May 2011

Seven million dollars of taxpayers' money will be spent on finding a way to clean up Rum Jungle uranium mine 40 years after its closure, the Australian Greens revealed in Senate Estimates hearings today. Senator Scott Ludlam said the $7million would be spent over four years just to determine how to deal with the defunct uranium mine's toxic legacy. "The government can't tell us yet what the final cost will be. The multi-million dollar publicly-funded assessment is just the beginning. Forty years after this mine closed, it continues to be an environmental graveyard for the Northern Territory. How many decades and how many millions of dollars will it take to clean up Ranger mine, or Olympic Dam?"

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