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Labor's uranium policy costs Northern Territory jobs



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0 pi&c£&i M EDIA RELEASE LEADER OF THE NATIO NAL PARTY OF AUSTRALIA SHADOW MINISTER FOR ENERGY AND RESOURCES MEMBER FOR FARREREnquiries Parliament House Canberra, A.C.T. 2600. Phone (06) 277 4058 Fax (06) 277 2052 LABOR'S URANIUM POUCY COSTS NORTHERN TERRITORY JOBS

"A Coalition Government will move quickly to end Labor's Three Mine Uranium Policy," Federal Leader of the National Party, Tim Fischer MP, said today when addressing the Chamber of Industry and Commerce at Gove.

"For too long Labor's left wing has hijacked the uranium debate and cost the Top End dearly in the loss of jobs.

'The retention of a three mine uranium policy, which is now really a two mine uranium policy, is absurd in the extreme.

"It means that some uranium is designated 'good' uranium and able to be mined such as at Roxby Downs, but other uranium through the border fence, and identical in nature, is designated to be 'bad' uranium and not able to be mined at this stage.

"Former Prime Minister Bob Hawke got it right when he said Labor's current uranium policy is illogical.

"For the few remaining months whilst he has any face, Paul Keating should make a contribution towards jobs in the Territory by abolishing this totally illogical policy," Mr Fischer added.

Mr Fischer, who is both Shadow Minister for Energy and Resources and Leader of the National Party of Australia, is on a four day outreach visit to the Northern Territory with Senator Grant Tambling and Arthur Palmer, CLP candidate for the Northern Territory.

29 July 1992

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