Australian news, and some related international items

Martin Ferguson lobbying for uranium industry

Review ban on uranium sale to India: Australian Minister, The Hindu, 16 Feb 2011, Australian Federal Resource Minister Martin Ferguson has asked his Labour government to modernise its policy and lift the ban on sale of uranium to India as it deserves special consideration…….
Last month, Mr. Ferguson met External Affairs Minister S.M. Krishna and reiterated his party’s stance on not selling the yellow metal to India.

The statement feeds expectations that the party will hold a contentious debate at its next national conference later this year to consider reversing Labour’s current uranium sales policy……….

His comments also came ahead of an expected move on Wednesday by the Australian Workers’ Union (AWU) to pass a resolution supporting expansion of uranium mining and endorsing a debate about nuclear power, the report said.

AWU national secretary Paul Howes has publicly supported nuclear energy….

The Hindu : News / National : Review ban on uranium sale to India: Australian Minister

February 16, 2011 - Posted by | AUSTRALIA - NATIONAL, marketing for nuclear

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