Senate Environment, Communications, Information Technology and the Arts
Inquiry into Environmental Regulation of Uranium Mining
The Senate has referred the above matter to the Committee for inquiry
and report by 14 October 2003. The terms of reference are:
The regulatory, monitoring, and reporting regimes that govern
environmental performance at the Ranger and Jabiluka uranium operations in the Northern
Territory and the Beverley and Honeymoon in situ leach operations in South
Australia, with particular reference to:
(a) the adequacy, effectiveness and performance of existing
monitoring and reporting regimes and regulations;
(b) the adequacy and effectiveness of those Commonwealth agencies responsible
for the oversight and implementation of these regimes; and
(c) a review of Commonwealth responsibilities and mechanisms
to realise improved environmental performance and transparency of reporting.
The Committee invites written submissions from interested individuals
and organisations to be lodged by Friday 9 August 2002. The Committee prefers
submissions to be lodged in electronic form, sent by email to firstname.lastname@example.org. The email must include full
postal address and contact details. Alternatively, submissions may be sent to the
Secretary, Senate ECITA References Committee, Parliament House, Canberra ACT 2600.
Advice on preparing a submission is available on the Committee's
web site or by contacting the Secretariat as follows: phone (02) 6277
3526; fax (02) 6277 5818. The web site address is www.aph.gov.au/senate_environment.
Submissions become Committee documents and are made public only after
a decision by the Committee. Persons making submissions must not release
them without the approval of the Committee. Submissions are covered by
parliamentary privilege but the unauthorised release of them is not.
Report - Tabled 14 October 2003