On 28 February 2020, the Senate referred the provisions of the National Radioactive Waste Management Amendment (Site Specification, Community Fund and Other Measures) Bill 2020 to the Economics Legislation Committee for inquiry and report by 12 June 2020. Following a resolution of the committee, and in accordance with the motion agreed by the Senate on 23 March 2020, the reporting date for the inquiry has been extended to 31 August 2020.
Pursuant to the temporary order agreed on 23 March 2020, the Senate Economics Legislation Committee has agreed that the time for presentation of the report be extended from 31 August 2020 to 14 September 2020.
Following the call for submissions to the inquiry, the committee received a significant amount of correspondence from individuals through two form letter campaigns.
Over 850 examples of the first form letter were received, and over 2,800 examples of the second. Due to the large number of documents received, the committee has resolved not to publish every item it received. Instead, the committee has chosen to publish one example of each letter and they can be found on the website.