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Renewed lobbying for uranium mining in Queensland

 Federal Resources Minister Martin Ferguson, in a speech to the uranium industry in June, called on Queensland to lift the ban. “The Australian Government urges Queensland to take the next step and to also remove its ban on uranium mining

LNP silent on uranium mining front Gympie Times, Daniel Burdon, APN Newsdesk | 13th September 2012  A RENEWED push by the state resources lobby to reopen Queensland to uranium mining has been met with silence by the Newman Government.

In an opinion piece penned for APN News and Media, the heads of the Queensland Resources Council and the Australian Uranium Association called on the government to show “political courage” and overturn the Labor Government’s ban……. While the LNP traditionally supported
lifting the ban on uranium mining, the policy position was dissolved
when Premier Campbell Newman took on the party leadership before the
state election.

A spokeswoman for Mines Minister Andrew Cripps said the policy had not
been reinstated since the change of government.

While the government was not actively seeking public opinions on the
matter, the spokeswoman issued a statement which said the government
was “keen to hear all views”……
While the LNP state government was avoiding the question, Federal Resources Minister Martin Ferguson, in a speech to the uranium industry in June, called on Queensland to lift the ban. “The Australian Government urges Queensland to take the next step and to also remove its ban on uranium mining, given that it already
permits exploration and has an estimated resource base of at least
37,000 tonnes,” he said.

While uranium exploration has remained legal, mining of the heavy
metal is prohibited throughout the state.

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September 14, 2012 - Posted by | politics, Queensland

1 Comment »

  1. No Nukes, best wishes, gfd.

    Comment by grantdo | March 29, 2013 | Reply


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