The State Liberals have offered bipartisan support for the establishment of an Advisory Board to oversee the next phase of the public consultation regarding the findings of the Nuclear Fuel Cycle Royal Commission.
“The Advisory Board members are well qualified for the task of guiding the next stage of public consultation on possible future nuclear options for South Australia,” said State Liberal Leader Steven Marshall.
The Advisory Board members are:
- Hon John Mansfield, Retired Judge Federal Court of Australia (Chair);
- Mr Parry Agius, Principal Director, Agius Consulting Services;
- Adjunct Professor Daniela Stehlik, Australian National University;
- Professor Deb White, Director of Cancer Research and Deputy Cancer Theme Leader at the SAHMRI; and
- Rebecca Huntley, Social researcher and former Director of The Mind & Mood Report.
The State Liberals will also join with the State Labor Government to establish a Joint House Select Committee of Parliament to examine the findings of the Nuclear Fuel Cycle Royal Commission.
“The Royal Commission has laid the ground work for a substantive community debate regarding the recommendations contained in the report and it is appropriate that the Parliament is one of the forums where the issue will be considered,” said State Liberal Leader Steven Marshall.
The Select Committee’s Terms of Reference are to:
Consider the findings of the Nuclear Fuel Cycle Royal Commission, focusing on the issues associated with the establishment of a nuclear waste storage facility, and to provide advice on, and report on, any State Government legislative, regulatory or institutional arrangements, and any other matter that the Committee sees fit.