If recent history repeats itself, the proposed repository for extremely dangerous nuclear waste will stay dead.
During the Cold War, the US built nuclear weapons at a network of secretive sites across the nation. Some are still heavily polluted and threaten public health today.
Australia has been trying to construct a new nuclear storage site for the past thirty-five years without success.
The National Collaborative Research Infrastructure Strategy and Future Fellowships schemes have won a reprieve in this year's budget.