Consideration of Message No. 116 from the House of Assembly.
The Hon. J.A. DARLEY ( 16:15 :06 ): I rise to indicate my support for this message and the establishment of a joint committee charged with considering the findings of the Nuclear Fuel Cycle Royal Commission with respect to the establishment of a nuclear waste storage facility and reporting on other related matters. I do not intend to speak to this matter in any detail at this stage. There will, no doubt, be plenty of opportunity to do so once the committee has reported and, just as importantly, following broader community consultation. Suffice to say, this matter is likely to generate more interest and more conversation than any other matter that has been considered by this place in recent times.
Indeed, given that the establishment of a nuclear waste storage facility is such a divisive issue, it is absolutely critical that we hear from a wide cross-section of the community and as many stakeholder representatives as possible. Hopefully, this committee will go some way towards assisting in that process. With those few words, I support this most important matter.