Where the politicians stand on Oman Ama

SOUTHERN Downs MP Lawrence Springborg is keeping an open mind on nuclear waste issue.

The State Opposition Leader has been at a number of community meetings in Inglewood.

While he's come under fire for "dancing around the issue", Mr Springborg said he believed most people were comfortable with low-level waste.

Maranoa MP Bruce Scott
Maranoa MP Bruce Scott

While the outgoing Federal MP has been neutral on the issue, he vowed to make sure it didn't go ahead if the community was against it.

Mr Scott said the community should consider the impacts it may have on the region's farming.

Goondiwindi Mayor Graeme Scheu
Goondiwindi Mayor Graeme Scheu

GOONDIWINDI Mayor Graeme Scheu wants more answers before his council comes to a position on Oman Ama.

The mayor, who has visited the Oman Ama site several times, said the council wouldn't "sell out for a short term cash injection".

Mr Scheu said the community needed more information on how it could affect property values.











Federal Resources Minister Josh Frydenberg
Federal Resources Minister Josh Frydenberg

Mr Frydenberg announced Oman Ama was a short listed site in November.

Despite a letter from the Friends of Oman Ama calling for an end to community consultation, Mr Frydenberg said it must run its 120-day course.












Queensland Energy Minister Mark Bailey
Queensland Energy Minister Mark Bailey

The Labor MP previously said he didn't believe a radioactive facility would be welcome in Queensland.

Mr Bailey said he would make a submission to cabinet if Oman Ama was chosen.

He also raised the prospect of a state-wide plebiscite on the issue.

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