Premier receives report from Citizens’ Jury on state’s nuclear future

Posted 6 November 2016

The jury of more than 300 randomly selected South Australians delivered its report this afternoon, after deliberating on the issue at the Adelaide Convention Centre over three weekends in October and November. 

The jury has been asked to answer the question: ‘Under what circumstances, if any, could South Australia pursue the opportunity to store and dispose of nuclear waste from other countries?’ 

The Citizens’ Jury process concludes the most extensive state-wide consultation in South Australia’s history, which has also included more than 16,500 face-to-face conversations with people from every region of the State and more than 32,000 community conversations online. 

Cabinet will consider this report tomorrow and it will help inform the Government’s response to the Nuclear Fuel Cycle Royal Commission (NFCRC) Report, to be delivered by the end of the year.

View the full Citizens' Jury Report here.

Background 

The second Nuclear Citizens’ Jury is a key component of state-wide community consultation in response to the NFCRC Report, handed down on May 6 by former Commissioner Kevin Scarce AC CSC. 

The first Citizens’ Jury met in June and July this year to deliberate the Royal Commission Report and set the agenda for a three-month state-wide consultation process. 

Guided by the first jury, the State Government’s Consultation and Response Agency (CARA) has visited more than 125 sites across South Australia, including all major regional centres and more than 60 remote towns and 30 Aboriginal communities.