Green light for waste dump

After nearly two years, the  Radioactive Waste Management Act passed through the federal Senate, with support from both the ALP and the Coalition. This new legislation paves the way for the Government to unilaterally name a nuclear waste dump site, widely expected to be at the remote Indigenous community of Muckaty Station, near Tennant Creek in the Northern Territory. Third Degree's Simon Unwin speaks with Western Australian Greens Senator Scott Ludlam and Natalie Wasley of Beyond Nuclear Initiative.

At the end of February, 20 governmental agencies and organisations met in Canberra to talk about environmental compliance and enforcement strategies. It was the first time this summit was held, and in a few weeks Australia will attend the International Chiefs of Environmental Compliance and Enforcement Summit in France. Dr Samantha Bricknell, Research Analyst with the Australian Institute of Criminology was at the Australian talks.

With Jess Minshall
March 2012