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Labor and uranium



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ANDREW PEACOCK i ____ i — r a i r\___

LABOR AND URANIUM

The decision of the Federal Executive of the Labor Party is merely an attempt to stifle the uranium debate within the ALP and again avoid coming to a final decision.

As a result, jobs, growth and investment will suffer

The State ALP Branches in Victoria, Western Australia and Queensland have already voted against the Government's policy.

Labor's whole policy on uranium mining is sheer hypocrisy and most Australians can see through- it.

Under Labor, uranium mining can go ahead in South Australia - a decision made to try to save the Bannon State Labor Government. Yet elsewhere in Australia, uranium mining has been banned.

Trying to stifle or suffocate debate on this issue will mean the whole Party will continue to agonise over it.

The Prime Minister and his Ministers will be distracted for their real tasks, until the Federal Conference in the middle of next year.

It is time the Prime Minister and his Party started putting jobs and Australia first - and not second to their own internal Party struggles.

5 DECEMBER 1983

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