Nuclear waste dump fight travels to Canberra

OMAN Ama residents have travelled to Parliament House in Canberra today ahead of a decision on the site for a national radioactive waste dump.

They have been joined by residents from communities near the five other sites under consideration.

The delegation is travelling a week before the closure of public comment on the National Radioactive Waste Management Project.

Meetings have been requested with the federal resources minister and other ministers and elected representatives to discuss community concerns ahead of the submission deadline.

Representatives from the affected areas have been speaking regularly via phone and decided that taking their message directly to Canberra would be an important way to step up their campaigning efforts.

Oman Ama farmer Mark Russell said the group was after real answers.

" We're going to Canberra because we feel the Federal Government process has been divisive and our community wants some real answers, which so far community consultation sessions by government representatives have been unable to provide."

Topics:  darling downs federal government nuclear waste dump oman ama

Stay Connected

Update your news preferences and get the latest news delivered to your inbox.

Future of telecommunication

Kristy Sparrow from Better Internet for Rural, Regional and Remote Australia (BIRRR).

Survey allows rural Australians to voice their concerns.

Taking a national stand

NO WAY: Students from Year 8 created 'No Way' bullying posters to show bullying has no place at Emerald State High school.

Local high school raises awareness against bullying.

Inland Port announced

ECONOMIC BOOST: Federal Member for Flynn Ken O'Dowd makes the funding announcement at the Central Highlands Development Corporation's Economic Futures Forum on Monday.

Ken O'Dowd announced federal funding for two major projects.

Local Partners