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Estimates: Economics Legislation Committee: Jobs and Innovation Portfolio: ANSTO and Office of Innovation & Science Australia

Thursday, 1 March 2018

Brewarrina radioactive waste facility

CHAIR: ... Senator Rhiannon.

Senator RHIANNON: I want to ask some questions about the involvement of the Brewarrina Shire Council with regard to a possible national radioactive waste facility being located in that council area. Was Brewarrina council approached by ANSTO, or a representative on behalf of ANSTO, to initiate the nomination process for a national radioactive waste facility?

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Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade Legislation Committee: Department of Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade: Foreign Affairs Portfolio (International security, nuclear disarmament and non-proliferation)

Thursday, 20 October 2016

Senator RHIANNON: I would now like to move on to the United Nations General Assembly resolution about nuclear disarmament negotiations. The question relates to resolution L.41, titled 'Taking forward multilateral nuclear disarmament negotiations', which I understand will be voted on between 26 October and 2 November. It currently has 39 sponsors but not Australia. How does Australia intend to vote on this draft resolution?

Ms Adamson: I will ask Mr Richard Sadleir to answer that question.

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Senate tables over 6,000 signatures against Hill End nuclear waste dump

Lee Rhiannon 16 Mar 2016

NSW Greens Senator Lee Rhiannon today tabled 6,282 signatures calling on the government to drop plans for a nuclear waste dump at Hill End.

“Over 6,000 people have signed three petitions saying no to a nuclear waste dump at Hill End,” Senator Rhiannon said.

“The Hill End community has voted at three separate community meetings to unanimously oppose a nuclear waste dump and are strongly supported by their neighbouring towns, local councils and business groups.

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Hill End nuclear dump fight goes to Canberra

Lee Rhiannon 1 Mar 2016

Central West residents have taken their fight against the proposed siting of the national nuclear waste dump at Hill End to Parliament House.

Representatives of the Hill End community joined community delegates from the five other nominated sites to put their case directly to members of parliament.

Their visit to the federal parliament was hosted by Greens Senators Lee Rhiannon.

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Senator plans to take Hill End nuclear dump site mismanagement to Senate Estimates

Lee Rhiannon 29 Jan 2016

Greens NSW Senator Lee Rhiannon will question officials from the Department of Science and Industry at the February Senate Budget Estimates hearing on their latest serious mismanagement of the location for the proposed nuclear waste dump at Hill End.

"The Department has caused more distress and concern among local residents by giving an inaccurate location for the proposed dump and then taking more than eight weeks to publicly disclose the actual location they are targeting," Senator Rhiannon said.

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Hill End community calls on Cobb to attend nuclear dump meeting

Lee Rhiannon 25 Nov 2015

Government officials had initially intended only to have individual meetings with landholders, but have now agreed to attend tomorrow’s community meeting.

“Residents and business owners in Hill End and surrounding regions are outraged by the shortlisting of Hill End as a possible national nuclear waste dump without their consent or planning,” said local representative for the No Central West Nuclear Waste Dump Committee, Jodie Carter.

“Our local member John Cobb had been missing in action by keeping the community in the dark about this plan.

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Speech: Nuclear Disarmament

Lee Rhiannon 14 Jul 2014

In the 1980s the call for nuclear disarmament resonated around the planet. In Australia Palm Sunday rallies attracted hundreds and hundreds of thousands of people and prominent people added their voice to the public discourse that recognised that ridding the world of nuclear weapons was a key priority.

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