Monday, 19 June 2017
The State Liberals are demanding
that Premier Jay Weatherill disbands the nuclear Response Advisory Board he established as part of his plan to make South Australia the world’s radioactive dump.
“For Jay Weatherill to continue to fund the Nuclear Fuel Cycle Royal Commission Consultation and Response Agency (CARA) and its Advisory Board after he has supposedly backflipped on the dump is a disgraceful waste of public money in a cash strapped state,” said Shadow Treasurer Rob Lucas.
“Jay Weatherill has already burnt more than $9 million
of South Australian taxpayers money on his pursuit of a high level nuclear waste dump in South
Australia. It’s time to stop throwing good money after bad.
“South Australians do not want a bar of Jay
Weartherill’s nuclear dump plans and the Premier needs to recognise his dream of turning South Australia into
the world’s high level radioactive dump is dead and buried.
“The fact that CARA and its highly paid staff are still
open for business casts grave doubts on Mr Weatherill’s claim he has dumped his plan.
“If Mr Weatherill’s claim was to be believed then he
would have already closed down CARA, its Advisory Board and all staff involved.
“South Australians will also remember that prior to the
last election Mr Weatherill made a firm commitment for ‘no privatisations’. However, since the
election he has privatized the MAC, the Land Titles Office and is looking at privatising parts of
“Based on that record South Australians will find it
hard to believe the Weatherill Governemnt when just prior to the election it now claims it won’t
proceed with its nuclear dump proposal.
“The State Liberals will give all South Australians a
free vote on Jay Weatherill’s plans for a nuclear dump at the 2018 State Election.
“At the 2018 State Election South Australians will have
a choice between a Marshall Liberal Government that has a greater ambition for South
Australia than being the world’s dump, and a Weatherill Labor Government which has been on the
record supporting a high level nuclear waste dump for South Australia.”
You can write to Rob at his
GPO Box 2264
ADELAIDE SA 5000
His office contact
Telephone: +61 8 8226 1866
Alternatively, you can email Rob with any issues or feedback.