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Queensland Premier Newman admits uranium not necessarily a job provider

No evidence jobs flow from uranium mining ABC News By Eric Tlozek, 26 Oct 12, Queensland Premier Campbell Newman admits the State Government has no economic modelling or studies to show lifting a ban on uranium mining will create jobs or investment in the state.

In announcing the lifting of the ban this week, Mr Newman said the decision was partially prompted by Prime Minister Julia Gillard’s recent support for uranium sales to India…

.. Mr Newman says the State Government has no modelling to show the industry will create jobs or increase investment in regional areas. He says the proposal was put to Cabinet after just one meeting with the Mines Minister.

Uranium has not been mined in Queensland since the closure of the Mary Kathleen mine in the state’s north-west in 1982.


October 25, 2012 - Posted by | politics, Queensland, uranium

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