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Senate opens the door for nuclear developments

Senate opens the door for nuclear developments: From ENuFF[SA] Feb 20

February 11 2020
Senator HANSON-YOUNG (South Australia) (16:12): I move:
That the Senate:

(a) affirms its commitment to a complete moratorium on nuclear energy, as expressed in the Australian Radiation Protection and Nuclear Safety Act 1998 and the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999;

(b) notes the devastating and lasting impacts of the nuclear disasters in Fukushima, Chernobyl and Three Mile Island; and

(c) call on all Ministers to commit to Australia being a nuclear-free zone.

DIVISION:NOES 35 (6 majority) AYES 29 PAIRS 6

Question negatived.

Rex Patrick voted No
P Wong paired;query=Id%3A“chamber%2Fhansards%2Fc220a265-e5aa-42c9-8cd9-19390fabb066%2F0127”

February 12, 2020 - Posted by | AUSTRALIA - NATIONAL, politics

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