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Listen to podcast – hypocrisy of Queensland Premier on uranium mining

AUDIO Letter shows Campbell Newman’s uranium backflip ABC radio AM 23 Oct 12  By Elise Worthington and Stephanie Smail The Australian Conservation Foundation says it received a letter from Queensland Premier Campbell Newman just days ago that stated the Queensland Government had no plans to approve uranium mining.

The State Government yesterday lifted a decades-old ban on uranium mining, setting up a three-member panel to make recommendations on how the change will be implemented.

But in a letter dated October 11, 2012, and sent to the head of the ACF, Don Henry, the Premier reaffirmed statements he made before the Queensland election saying there were no plans to lift the uranium ban Read the letter here

ACF spokesman Dave Sweeney said the decision to give the go ahead to uranium mining was “deeply disturbing,” and accused the LNP of breaking its election promise.

“They said that they were crystal clear that they had no plans or desire to approve or facilitate the development of uranium in Queensland,” he said.

“This is a massive and deeply disappointing about-face that completely lacks a basis in evidence and also runs against community promises and expectation.”…


October 23, 2012 - Posted by | Audiovisual

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