18 MAY 2015 - NUCLEAR FUEL CYCLE ROYAL COMMISSION TO HOLD ADELAIDE PUBLIC FORUMS THIS WEEK
This week the Nuclear Fuel Cycle Royal Commission will hold three public forums in Adelaide where the Royal Commissioner will discuss the opportunities and risks of the nuclear fuel cycle in South Australia, explain the process for the community to make a submission to the Royal Commission and open the floor to questions and an exchange of ideas.
Royal Commissioner Rear Admiral the Honourable Kevin Scarce AC CSC RAN (Rtd) said the series of public forums held so far have proved to be valuable in the information gathering process, and it is a key opportunity to discuss matters relating to the nuclear fuel cycle in an informal setting where anyone who wishes can ask a question.
“It is important for the South Australian community to come to these public meetings, become involved in the public discussion on the nuclear fuel cycle and to hear what the Royal Commission is seeking to undertake and how we’re going to conduct the Royal Commission,” Commissioner Scarce said.
“I have already met with a range of community leaders and held public forums in Mount Gambier, Port Augusta, Port Pirie, Renmark, Berri and Loxton – as well as travelling to the far north and far west of the state, visiting Yalata, Maralinga, Oak Valley, Umuwa (in the APY Lands), Coober Pedy and Leigh Creek.
“I’m learning much from these community meetings and the public forums, and I am going to continue to consult with stakeholders across the breadth of South Australia to ensure the final report I present at the conclusion of the Royal Commission is reflective of the views of the community and is founded on evidence based conclusions.
Commissioner Scarce added that in undertaking an independent examination of the nuclear fuel cycle in the context of South Australia’s future it is important that people to get involved and contribute to the Royal Commission by attending the public meetings, forming a view and making a submission prior to the end date of Friday, 24 July 2015.
“There are a number of ways in which the people of South Australia can engage with the Royal Commission and these public forums are an important and valuable part of this direct engagement process,” he said.
The Adelaide Public Forums will be held on the following dates, times and locations:
– Friday, May 22 – 1.00pm – Adelaide University (Bonython Hall)
Entry is free and there is no need to pre-register.
For more information telephone the Royal Commission on 8207 1480 or send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org
Adam Smith – Senior Communications Officer
0428 645 493