Second Reading Speeches

National Radioactive Waste Management Amendment (Site Selection, Community Fund and Other Measures) Bill 2020

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  • National Radioactive Waste Management Amendment (Site Specification, Community Fund and Other Measures) Bill 2020
Industry, Science, Energy and Resources
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Establishes a National Radioactive Waste Management Facility to permanently dispose of low level radioactive waste and temporarily store intermediate level radioactive waste by amending the

National Radioactive Waste Management Act 2012
to: specify the site selected and enable the acquisition of additional land for the facility; abolish the National Repository Capital Contribution Fund and establish a Community Fund to provide economic and social sustainability for the community in which the facility will be located; and provide clear and objective links between the operation of the Act and the relevant Constitutional heads of power.

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