Nuclear Fuel Cycle

Nuclear Fuel Cycle

Case Studies

Nuclear Fuel Cycle, Department of Premier & Cabinet, SA

Community engagement

Challenge

The DPC SA engaged us to undertake research amongst the South Australian population to understand the community’s perceptions about the Nuclear Fuel Cycle. It was perhaps the most significant research and community engagement undertaking in the State’s history, centred on the controversial topic of the storage and disposal of international nuclear waste.

Strategy

Our involvement in this important research began as a measure of community attitudes following the release of the Nuclear Fuel Cycle Royal Commission’s report, and continued as the conversation narrowed from being about the entire nuclear fuel cycle to specifically the storage and disposal of international nuclear waste. Our research involved over 6,000 phone surveys, 60 focus groups and the analysis of data from online and offline, representative and non-representative and structured and unstructured sources. This information was communicated to 350 Jurors as part of the world’s largest Citizens’ Jury. Watch more >

Impact

This research was pivotal in assisting the Government, members of the Citizens’ Jury and Premier Jay Weatherill in the decision about whether or not South Australia should continue to explore the storage and disposal of international nuclear waste.