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Wednesday, 16 March 2005
Page: 100

Senator ALLISON (Leader of the Australian Democrats) (3:49 PM) —by leave—I move the motion as amended:

That the Senate—

(a)   recognises:

(i)   the inherent dangers of nuclear proliferation and the role uranium plays in the development of weapons of mass destruction,

(ii)   the poor historical record of safety breaches in Australia’s existing uranium mines and the need for mining companies to be vigilant about health, safety and environmental matters, and

(iii)   the international history of widespread and long-lasting damage to communities and the environment as a result of accidents involving nuclear power generation; and

(b)   calls on the Government to rule out the development of any new uranium mines.

Question put.