The first public forum of the Nuclear Fuel Cycle Royal Commission will be held in Mount Gambier on Monday 20 April – the formal start of a 12 month state-wide community engagement program.

The public meeting to be held at City Hall at midday is an opportunity for community, industry and other interested stakeholders to hear more about the Royal Commission and how they might take part in the process.

While in Mount Gambier, Royal Commissioner Rear Admiral the Honourable Kevin Scarce AC CSC RANR (Rtd) will also meet with city representatives and community leaders.

“I want this Royal Commission to be a far-reaching inquiry into the nuclear fuel cycle, investigating the risks and opportunities and ensuring that wide spectrum of community views are captured over the course of the Commission,” Commissioner Scarce said.

“The community meeting in Mount Gambier will help explain the Royal Commission’s Terms of Reference and assist the community to understand the process for making submissions as well as informing the Commission as to relevant issues or opportunities specific to the south east with respect to the nuclear fuel cycle.

“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 part of the engagement process.”

Commissioner Scarce last week released the first of four Issues Papers, and announced the make-up of the Commission’s Expert Advisory Committee, who have been engaged to provide high-level expert advice for the duration of the Royal Commission.

The Expert Advisory Committee comprises eminent leaders from academia, law, industry and the community and includes:

– Visiting professor at University College London Dr Timothy Stone CBE
– Professor of Environmental Sustainability Professor Barry Brook from Tasmania
– Past president of the Australian Conservation Foundation and Emeritus Professor in School of  Science at Griffith University, Ian Lowe AO
– South Australian’s Chief Scientist Dr Leanna Read, who has a medical science background, and
– Mr John Carlson AM, former Director General of the Australian Safeguards and Non Proliferation Office (ASNO).

More information and the Issues Paper can be accessed at www.nuclearrc.sa.gov.au



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