August 2 2023

ANFA welcomes the court’s decision on the outcome of the judicial review in favour of the Barngarla
Traditional Custodians on Tuesday July 18 in Adelaide.

This decision recognises the importance of Traditional Owners’ right to have a say in proposed projects
on their lands and the importance of respecting sacred places. This is something that ANFA has
supported and worked for time and time again.
Successive federal governments have been attempting to establish a national radioactive waste dump
and every time the Traditional Custodians have been able to stop these attempts. After trying and failing
near Woomera (SA), Muckaty (NT) and Wallerberdina (SA Flinders Ranges), the court has now decided
that the proposed nuclear waste dump in Kimba (SA) has no legal grounds.
We acknowledge the tenacity and courage of the Barngarla community to stand with strength and power
to oppose this plan. Aboriginal responsibility to protect and look after Country is non-negotiable.

The quest for a nuclear waste dump site outside of ANSTO has been going on for way too long.
Intermediate Level Waste (ILW) is safest stored at ANSTO where it currently is. This is the best solution
until we have a full and open assessment of long-term future options.
We call on the Federal Government to respect the decision of the court and honour the Labor´s party´s
own commitments around recognition and respect. The Labor government inherited the Kimba dump plan
from the Morrison Coalition government.

Labor wasn’t responsible for the plan to dump nuclear waste on Kimba farming land, and this legally
binding decision makes clear that now is the time to walk away from the flawed Kimba plan and to do
things differently and better.

The ANFA Committee
Australian Nuclear Free Alliance