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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.

Senator Chris Evans: The Minister for Resources and Energy has provided the following response to the honourable member's question:

My media release of 13 March 2012 noted that in relation to litigation in the Federal Court concerning the nominated land [on Muckaty Station], the Government will not act on this site until this matter is resolved by the Court.

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