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Hosted by the Australian Institute of Energy
Annual Meeting of the Four Societies

Latest Developments in Small Modular Reactors

Dr Adi Paterson - Chief Executive Officer, ANSTO
5.30 for 6 pm Monday 16 February 2015
Clayton Utz, Level 15, 1 Bligh Street, Sydney, NSW, 2000

ANA 2014 Award to Dr Rob Robinson

ANA President Rob Parker (left) with Dr Rob Robinson (right)

Rob Parker, ANA President, presented the 2014 ANA Award to Dr Robert Robinson, ANSTO, at the ANA Lunch on Friday 5 December in the Sutherland United Services Club. The award recognises Rob Robinson's outstanding contribution to nuclear science and technology in Australia by his work in neutron scattering and his leadership of the Bragg Institute enabling it to become a world-class scientific facility benefitting ANSTO and national and international users.

As Head of the Bragg Institute, Dr Robinson has been closely involved in developing the neutron scattering program for the OPAL Reactor which achieved first criticality in August 2006. The Bragg Institute is currently responsible for 13 state-of-the-art neutron beam instruments, 10 of which are currently operational and 3 are at various stages of construction and commissioning. Dr Robinson's commitment to developing instrumentation on the OPAL neutron beams has been a major factor in acceptance of the OPAL reactor as a landmark infrastructure Australian research facility.

ANA Submissions on the Energy Green Paper and on the National Radioactive Waste Management Facility

The ANA made a submission on Energy Green Paper to the Department of Industy. Our strongest recommendation is for the repeal of all legislation prohibiting the use of the nuclear fuel cycle within Australia and we are pleased to note the Government's intention to review the relevant legislation.

The ANA made a submission in response to the Minister for Industry’s notice of proposed declaration under section 6 of the National Radioactive Waste Management Act 2012 to open a nationwide volunteer process for nominating land as a potential site for a facility. The ANA strongly supports the proposed declaration to open a nationwide volunteer process for nominating land as a potential site for the National Radioactive Waste Management Facility.

ANA Annual General Meeting 28 Aug 2014

The ANA AGM was held at 12.30 pm on August 2014 with 15 members present.

The officers and committee members of the ANA for 2014/2015 are:

      President Mr Rob Parker
      Vice-President Dr Therese Donlevy
      Secretary & Public Officer Dr John Harries
      Treasurer Dr Kapila Fernando
      Committee Members Dr Peter Airey
Dr Don Higson
Mr Mark Ho
Dr Neil McDonald

ANA Statement on Nuclear Power

The ANA Committee has prepared an updated Statement on Nuclear Power. This Statement provides background to the ANA's previously expressed support of the use of nuclear power for Australia and our nation's involvement in all stages of the nuclear fuel cycle.

Last Updated 19 Dec 2014