Antinuclear

Australian news, and some related international items

First ever uranium sales pact outside Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty – Australia to India

Despite resistance from opponents, the landmark policy change was carried out, paving the way for the first Australian
country-to-country agreement to sell the yellow cake to a country outside the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty.

India, Australia nuclear pact likely to be inked during Australia PM’s visit EConomic Times, 26 Sept 12 NEW DELHI: India and Australia are likely to ink a civil nuclear pact during the visit of Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard here from October 15, within months of a positive reversal of the policy by ruling Labour party on supply of uranium to New Delhi.

“A civil nuclear pact is likely to be signed during the three-day
visit of the Australian Prime Minister,” official sources said. India
has been pushing for civil nuclear cooperation with Australia known
for having one of the world’s largest uranium resources.

In December last year, Australia’s ruling Labour Party led by Gillard
cleared the way for export of Australian uranium to India after a
strong debate on the floor of the party’s 46th national conference.

Despite resistance from opponents, the landmark policy change was carried out, paving the way for the first Australian
country-to-country agreement to sell the yellow cake to a country outside the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty.

Earlier this year, Australian Foreign Minister Bob Carr had conveyed
to his Indian counterpart S M Krishna that they are in the process of
working out internal arrangements which will enable them to give
effect to this policy of the Labour Party and as a government they
will finalise this (arrangement)…..
http://economictimes.indiatimes.com/news/politics/nation/india-australia-nuclear-pact-likely-to-be-inked-during-australia-pms-visit/articleshow/16557026.cms

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September 28, 2012 - Posted by | General News

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