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Nuclear power an election issue in Australia

“A key example concerns the National Radioactive Waste Management Bill 2010. This proposed law would override the Aboriginal Heritage Act, the Aboriginal Land Rights Act, and all state/territory legislation. It would also curtail procedural fairness and appeal rights.

The Government’s draft legislation is directly at odds with Labor policy

Dr Bill Williams, and Dr Jim Green 31 July 2010, www.choosenuclearfree.net “This federal election campaign has been short of policy detail so far – “Our analysis reveals a long list of broken promises by the Labor government. For example, the Government has failed to implement its commitment to strengthen nuclear safeguards. In fact safeguards have been weakened by the decision to permit uranium sales to Russia with no firm requirement for any safeguards inspections to take place.”

“Australians would be very disappointed to know how little the federal Government has done in the past three years to get rid of the world’s nuclear weapons.”

Dr Jim Green, national nuclear campaigner with Friends of the Earth and coordinator of the Choose Nuclear Free initiative, said:

“Our policy analysis reveals a surprising unwillingness by the Coalition Opposition to oppose the Government, no matter how blatant the contradiction between the Government’s actions and its policies and promises.”

“A key example concerns the National Radioactive Waste Management Bill 2010. This proposed law would override the Aboriginal Heritage Act, the Aboriginal Land Rights Act, and all state/territory legislation. It would also curtail procedural fairness and appeal rights.

The Government’s draft legislation is directly at odds with Labor policy to handle this contentious issue in a ‘scientific, transparent, accountable and fair’ manner and to ‘ensure full community consultation’. Yet there has been no opposition from the Opposition. Speak up, Mr. Abbott!” www.choosenuclearfree.net

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July 31, 2010 - Posted by | AUSTRALIA - NATIONAL, Resources, uranium | , , ,

1 Comment »

  1. Whatever the doctors say, whatever the doctors do, it will be no help to a planet fully caught up in a nuclear conflict that leads to a full-fledged nuclear race war.
    Even as miners would like to mine Australia to death, so should miners be taxed to death.
    But there is NO tax high enough to pay for a nuclear race war, a result of widespread mining of Uranium and human greed.

    Comment by NoNukes | August 1, 2010 | Reply


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