Muckaty Waste Dump
28 Oct 2011
Economics Committee Wednesday 19 October 2011
Senator LUDLAM: I would like to turn attention to the matter of the proposed Commonwealth radioactive waste dump. Has the department been involved? Do we have Mr Davoren here or anybody who can speak-
Mr Hoffman: We certainly do. He has been waiting around all day; we might as well bring him forward.
Senator LUDLAM: Welcome back, Mr Davoren.
20 Oct 2011
Australian Radiation Protection and Nuclear Safety Agency - Wedmesday 19 October - Economics Committee
Senator LUDLAM: Welcome back, Dr Larsson. FSANZ have taken the meat curry away, so we have at least saved you that trauma.
Ms Halton : I am sure they will share it later.
Urgency debate on the implications of Fukushima Daiichi and the 22 Sept. UN High Level meeting on Nuclear Safety & Security
21 Sep 2011
Senator LUDLAM (Western Australia) (16:35): I move:
That the Senate discuss the implications of the disaster at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant and Australia's participation at the High Level Meeting on Nuclear Safety and Security to be held on 22 September 2011 at the United Nations Headquarters.
12 Sep 2011
The Australian Greens today welcomed comments from a leading nuclear radiologist shattering the myth that a waste dump is needed in outback Australia to house low-level radioactive medical waste.
Greens spokesperson for nuclear affairs Senator Scott Ludlam said the comments from Dr Peter Karamoskos, ahead of the Senate debate on the National Radioactive Waste Management Bill, exposed the dishonest campaign to impose a waste dump on Muckaty Station in the Northern Territory.
16 Jun 2011
The Greens will place the Government's plan for a nuclear waste dump under the microscope again today as debate resumes on Labor's attempt to pass the scheme through the Senate.
The Greens spokesperson for nuclear issues, Senator for Western Australia Scott Ludlam, said his party would do everything it could to stop the Government's plan to force the dump on an unwilling community, whether at Muckaty Station in the Northern Territory or anywhere else.
"The Government is trying to pre-empt the outcome of a Federal Court challenge to the Muckaty nomination," Senator Ludlam said. "This bill places total discretion in the hands of Minister Martin Ferguson to site this dump and run roughshod over a number of checks and balances, including basic environmental standards.
16 Jun 2011
This banner is from the Ngapa people of Tennant Creek - it reads "no waste dump at Muckaty" - signed with handprints from all the family groups represented on the Muckaty Land Trust. Tabled in Parliament and now recorded in Hansard on Tuesday 14 June 2011.
15 Jun 2011
Part two of Scott'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.
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.
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.