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Radiation Safety Bill

Repeals and replaces the Radiation Protection Act 1965. The bill intends to set up a legislative framework for radiation safety to reflect technological, scientific, and organisational changes that have occurred over the last five decades. First reading debate on March 10 and sent to the Health Committee with a report back date of September 10. The bill received general support though the Greens wondered whether it should be extended to non-ionising radiation sources. The bill was reported back with mainly technical amendments on August 19. Second reading completed on November 3 with all parties in support. Committee stage completed on February 16. Third reading completed on March 3 2016. Radiation Safety Bill