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Have your say on the Draft National Strategy for Radiation Safety and Implementation Plan

· 300 words, 2 min read

The professional, technical, and ethical leadership of people working in resources is fundamental to the success of the resources sector. Global recognition of the Australian industry is based on the best practice technical codes and standards developed and maintained by dedicated resource professionals.

Australia has a long history of successfully managing the use of radiation technologies. There are well established safety standards in Australia to protect the community and the environment from the harmful effects of radiation.

It is important that Australia’s framework for radiation safety is flexible and responsive to future challenges and emerging technologies. It is essential that all Australians benefit from technologies that use radiation and have confidence in their safety.

The draft National Strategy is a main step towards improving consistency in managing radiation safety across Australia. It provides a more cohesive and harmonised approach by bringing together the existing elements of radiation safety across the country.

The draft National Strategy for Radiation Safety and Implementation Plan has been developed in partnership with the states and territories. It aims to develop a consistent approach to radiation protection across Australia.

The draft strategy can be accessed here.

AusIMM is working with the Department of Health to ensure relevant feedback and considerations of resources professionals is included.

Your voice on the Draft National Strategy for Radiation Safety and Implementation Plan

We invite you to review the draft National Strategy and provide your views to us.

In doing so, you can contribute to AusIMM's ongoing engagement with the Australian Government and play a part in our shared role as the Trusted Voice for people in resources.

We encourage members to forward their feedback on the draft strategy to the Policy team via or on our website's feedback form by 19th November 2021.

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