Nuclear security and non-proliferation issues will be discussed in the latest public hearings of the House of Representatives Standing Committee on the Environment and Energy inquiry into the prerequisites for nuclear energy in Australia.
Chair of the Committee Mr Ted O’Brien MP said representatives from the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade and the Australian Safeguards and Non-Proliferation Office will attend the hearing to be held today in Canberra.
“The issue of nuclear security is one of the key questions to be answered by the inquiry,” Mr O’Brien said.
“We want to hear from the experts on what is one of the crucial issues for any investigation into the possible future use of nuclear energy in Australia.
“It’s important to determine not just whether nuclear energy stacks up economically and technologically but also that it is suitable for Australia on environmental, safety and security grounds.”
Public hearing details
Date: Wednesday, 18 September 2019
Time: 10:15am to 11:00am
Location: Committee Room 2R2, Parliament House, Canberra
10:15am: Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT); Australian Safeguards and Non-Proliferation Office (ASNO)
The hearing will be broadcast live at aph.gov.au/live.
The Committee intends to hold public hearings at various locations, which will be announced in due course on the inquiry website: https://www.aph.gov.au/nuclearpower.
Further information about the inquiry can be found at https://www.aph.gov.au/nuclearpower or contact the Secretariat on (02) 6277 4580 or at email@example.com.
Media Advisor for Ted O’Brien, Committee Chair – 0401 257 064
For background information
House of Representatives Standing Committee on the Environment and Energy
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