Media Statement - Statement on Supreme Court Decision

24 August 2018

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

“The department notes the outcome yesterday on Barngarla Determination Aboriginal Corporation RNT BC v. District Council of Kimba in the Supreme Court of South Australia.

“In line with our commitment to the communities, the Government will continue to work to ensure that the views of all stakeholders are heard, and that a decision is made this year. 

“Throughout this process the department consulted widely including with Aboriginal communities, including in one-on-one meetings, group meetings and town hall meetings, and including in Canberra, South Australia and at Lucas Heights. 

“Yesterday parties agreed that the dispute will be referred to the Australian Human Rights Commission for conciliation, this presents another opportunity to continue stakeholder engagement, and we welcome the opportunity. 

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

For more information on the project, go to: www.radioactivewaste.gov.au 

Media contact: Phil McCall 0438 619 987