Statement on Federal Court decision on the National Radioactive Waste Management Facility

Labor worked with the Barngarla People in the last term of Parliament to ensure they secured the right to seek judicial review of the decision to acquire the Facility site. 

The principle of Judicial Review is an important process that the Albanese Government fully supports. 

The Federal Court heard BDAC & Ors v Minister for Resources and Commonwealth of Australia [SAD224/2021] from 6-10 March 2023.

The Federal Court has today handed down its decision. I acknowledge the finding and will now review the decision in detail.

As some matters remain before the courts, it would be inappropriate to make further comment.