The following can be attributed to a spokesperson for the Department of Industry, Innovation and Science:
“The Department welcomes the decision of the Court today in Barngarla Determination Aboriginal Corporation v. District Council of Kimba,” said the spokesperson.
“Consultation has remained open during the proceedings, and we continue to encourage people both for and against the proposal to make their views known by making a submission.
“Rest assured we are mindful of the need to reach a decision on the current nominations after proper consultation, and we thank the communities involved for their patience to date.
“The Department will examine the decision in detail in the coming days, before advising the communities who voluntarily entered into the process, of the next steps.”
Details on the project, including how to make a submission, are at www.radioactivewaste.gov.au
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