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NATIONAL RADIOACTIVE WASTE MANAGEMENT ACT 2012 - SECT 24

Application of State and Territory laws

  (1)   A law, or a provision of a law, of a State or Territory (whether written or unwritten), so far as it relates to:

  (a)   the use or proposed use of land or premises; or

  (b)   the environmental consequences of the use of land or premises; or

  (c)   the archaeological or heritage values of land, premises or objects (including the significance of land, premises or objects in the traditions of Indigenous people); or

  (d)   controlled material, radioactive material or dangerous goods; or

  (e)   licensing (however described) in relation to:

  (i)   employment; or

  (ii)   carrying on a particular kind of business or undertaking; or

  (iii)   conducting a particular kind of operation or activity;

has no effect to the extent that it would, apart from this section, regulate, hinder or prevent the doing of a thing authorised by section   23 .

  (2)   A law, or a provision of a law, of a State or Territory (whether written or unwritten), so far as it relates to the transport of controlled material, radioactive material or dangerous goods, has no effect to the extent that it would, apart from this section, regulate, hinder or prevent transport authorised by section   23 .

  (3)   The regulations may prescribe a law, or a provision of a law, of a State or Territory for the purposes of this subsection. The prescribed law or provision has no effect to the extent that it would, apart from this subsection, regulate, hinder or prevent the doing of a thing authorised by section   23 .

  (4)   Regulations made for the purposes of subsection   ( 3) may prescribe a law, or a provision of a law, whether or not it is a law or a provision of a kind described in subsection   ( 1) or (2).

  (5)   The regulations may prescribe a law, or a provision of a law, of a State or Territory for the purposes of this subsection. The prescribed law or provision has effect despite anything else in this section.


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