Media Release - Statement on Supreme Court Decision

17 August 2018

The following can be attributed to a spokesperson for the Department of Industry, Innovation and Science:

"Yesterday the Supreme Court of South Australia granted an interlocutory injunction in relation to ballot papers for the National Radioactive Waste Management Facility," said the spokesperson.

"The Department has spoken with the respective local councils, and we have agreed to suspend the proposed ballots for nominated sites at Kimba and Wallerberdina Station until this matter is resolved.

"The National Radioactive Waste Management Facility would support a safe, job-creating industry, and host radioactive waste currently spread over more than 100 locations around the country.

"Consistent with its commitment to the communities, the department will continue to work to ensure the views of the community, including Traditional Owners, are heard, and a decision on the nominated sites is made this year.

"The matter is scheduled to be next heard by the Supreme Court of South Australia on Thursday 23 August 2018, and we will not be commenting further on a matter before the courts."

Media contact: Phil McCall 0438 619 987