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

Industry, Science, Energy and Resources
Originating house
House of Representatives
Before Senate
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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.


House of Representatives
Introduced and read a first time 13 Feb 2020
Second reading moved 13 Feb 2020
Second reading debate 11 Jun 2020
Second reading agreed to 11 Jun 2020
Consideration in detail debate
  • Amendment details: 3 Government agreed to
11 Jun 2020
Third reading agreed to 11 Jun 2020
Introduced and read a first time 15 Jun 2020
Second reading moved 15 Jun 2020

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