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Industry Committee to hold public roundtable on nuclear industry in Australia

Issue date: Thursday, 19 September 2019

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The House of Representatives Standing Committee on Industry, Innovation, Science and Resources will hold a public roundtable into the nuclear industry in Australia.

Chair of the Committee Hon Mr Barnaby Joyce MP, said he would like to get an overview of the whole nuclear industry.

‘The Committee is receiving briefings on a broad range of issues and due to the high level of public interest in nuclear power decided to make this briefing open to the public,’ Mr Joyce said.

‘We want to hear from a broad range of voices about nuclear power and see what part it has to play in Australia’s energy future. There is a broadening view that zero emissions baseload power can be delivered by nuclear energy’.

The hearing will take the form of a roundtable and will hear from a variety of government departments and non-government organisations. These include the Department of Industry, Innovation and Science, the Australian Nuclear Science and Technology Organisation, the Australian Workers Union and the Australian Nuclear Association.

Members of the Committee will then travel to the Lucas Heights Nuclear Facility for a site visit and tour of the facility in the afternoon.

Public roundtable details

Date: Friday, 20 September 2019
Time: 9:00am to 1:00pm
Location: Branksome Hotel and Residences, Mascot, Sydney

9:00am–10:30am: Government departments
11:00am–1:00pm: Non-government organisations
1:00pm: Close

The hearing will be broadcast live at aph.gov.au/live.

Media inquiries
Hon Barnaby Joyce MP, Chair of the Committee
Sam Woods: sam.woods@aph.gov.au
02 6761 3080

For background information
Committee Secretariat
02 6277 4114

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