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Wording of the motion
That the Senate—
(a) notes that:
(i) on 27 November 2015 the Adnyamathanha traditional owners released a statement outlining their opposition to the nomination of Barndioota station to host a National Radioactive Waste facility with the statement detailing environmental conditions in the area, including flooding and yarta ngurra-ngurrandha (earthquakes and tremors), the importance of ground water and many mound springs close to the proposed site,
(ii) on 29 April 2016 press releases were issued from three different organisations that represent the Adnyamathanha traditional owners detailing their opposition to the nomination of Barndioota station,
(iii) the area is of cultural significance to Adnyamathanha,
(iv) Yappala was declared an Indigenous Protected Area (IPA) by the Federal Government in 2014,
(v) there is extensive archaeological evidence of occupation in the surrounding area, and
(vi) there has been a lack of consultation with Adnyamathanha; and
(b) calls on the Government to:
(i) acknowledge the opposition from the Adnyamathanha traditional owners, and
(ii) respect previous commitments on non-imposition and the importance of community consent, and remove the Barndioota site as a nominated site.