Nuclear Waste Management Bill in Senate this Wednesday

The National Radioactive Waste Management legislation is due to go before the Senate, this coming Wednesday 8th Feb.

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Late February marks the second anniversary of the introduction of Commonwealth Minister for Energy and Resources Martin Ferguson’s new National Radioactive Waste Management Bill, which is an identikit of the previous Howard government legislation, only even more draconian.

Diane Stokes and other Traditional Owners from Muckaty Station outside Ferguson's office in October 2010. After travelling 2000 kms to talk with him, they found themselves shut out of his office on the grounds they had not made an appointment. When I heard, I came over to meet with them and pledged to do whatever I could to stop the legislation from passing.

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