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The politics of nuclear waste in the Northern Territory

Carment, David S. (2005). The politics of nuclear waste in the Northern Territory. Democratic Audit of Australia,November:1-4.

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Title The politics of nuclear waste in the Northern Territory
Author Carment, David S.
Journal Name Democratic Audit of Australia
Publication Date 2005
Volume Number November
Start Page 1
End Page 4
Place of Publication Online
Publisher The Australian National University
Field of Research 1606 - Political Science
HERDC Category C3 - Journal Article - Non-refereed articles (including articles in professional journals) (internal)
Abstract Professor David Carment reviews the controversy surrounding the Commonwealth Radioactive Waste Management Bill which was introduced into the Federal Parliament on 13 October 2005 and which gives the Commonwealth Government the power to establish a nuclear waste dump on one of three sites in the NT. The Bill gives the Federal Government the power to override the united front provided by the NT’s Labour Government and Liberal opposition to the dump, as well as relevant Aboriginal heritage legislation and the Environmental Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act, and it also gives the Minister significant discretionary powers allowing to do anything further ‘necessary or incidentally required’ to ensure the establishment of the dump and the transport of waste to it. However, he says opposition to the dump in the NT was overstated by its Government, and argues the focus on ‘Territory Rights’ was ‘quixotic’.
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