21 DECEMBER 2015 - NFCRC UPDATE

The Commission has now substantially completed its Public Sessions and has commenced the process of preparing its Tentative Findings, which it aims to release on Monday, February 15, 2016.

The Commission is now analysing data and the evidence gathered over the four months of hearings, public submissions and other research.

Following the release of the Tentative Findings, there will be a series of community meetings where the Commission’s findings and the process for public comment will be presented. The community will have five weeks to respond.

The final report will be released on May 6, 2016.

Public sessions

Since the first NFCRC Public Session, held on September 9, 2015, the Commission has heard from:

    • 128 witnesses
    • over 34 sitting days
    • including 37 international experts.

Witnesses have provided evidence via video-link from countries such as Korea, the USA, the UK, Canada, Finland, Spain and Germany.

All of the sessions were live-streamed on the NFCRC website. Transcripts and videos of each session were also provided on the website.

For further details and to review any sessions, visit www.nuclearrc.sa.gov.au/public sessions

Regional visits

The Commission’s Regional Engagement Manager Jon Bok has completed the fourth round of regional community information sessions.

Free public forums in Port Lincoln, Whyalla, Port Augusta, Port Pirie, Ceduna, Renmark, Berri, Mt Gambier and Coober Pedy were conducted during November and December.

Mr Bok has also visited several Aboriginal communities, speaking with community leaders and indigenous representatives. He has also spent time working with local RDAs, community groups and councils throughout the state.

Further visits will be scheduled to regional SA when the Tentative Findings are released in February.