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Sp e e c h o n Ur a n i u m b y Ho n , E,6, w h i t l a m , QC> MP

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Me l b o u r n e , 22 No v e m b e r 1977

Let m e r e m i n d y o u t h a t on 25 Au g u s t t h i s y e a r Mr Fr a s e r s o u g h t

TO JUSTIFY THE GOVERNMENT'S DECISION TO RENEW THE EXPORT

OF URANIUM BY SAYING, "ll WILL HELP TO MAKE A. SAFER WORLD",

Th a t s t a t e m e n t w a s v i n t a g e Ma l c o l m Fr a s e r , Wh e n e v e r h e is,

HOST STRIDENT IN PROCLAIMING HIS MORALITY, HIS NOTION OF

RESPONSIBILITY, HIS CONCERN FOR PROPRIETY, HE IS AT THAT VERY

MOMENT SEEKING MOST THOROUGHLY TO DECEIVE,

Th e p l a i n f a c t is t h a t l o n g b e f o r e Mr Ju s t i c e Fo x h a d f u l f i l l e d

THE TERMS OF THE RANGER ENQUIRY, TERMS SET BY MY GOVERNMENT,

Fr a s e r a n d An t h o n y h a d d e c i d e d t o r e n e w u r a n i u m e x p o r t s = T he

HUNDREDS AND THOUSANDS OF WORDS THEY AND THEIR FRIENDS IN THE

URANIUM LOBBY HAVE SPOKEN ON THE SUBJECT HAVE NOT SUCCEEDED

IN MASKING THAT CENTRAL FACT, PACTS HAVE BEEN THE LEAST OF .

THEIR CONCERNS. ΪΗΕΥ HAVE UNHESITATINGLY DISTORTED THE FACTS

OF URANIUM AND THE NUCLEAR INDUSTRY AND THEIR DECISION TO

RENEW EXPORTS NOW DIRECTLY THREATENS THE LIVES OF GENERATIONS

OF HUMAN BEINGS IN AUSTRALIA AND AROUND THE WORLD. Th EIR RUSH

TO JUDGEMENT ON URANIUM IS THE HALLMARK OF THE ERASER GOVERNMENT

It r e v e a l s t h e Fr a s e r s t y l e w i t h c r y s t a l c l a r i t y - r i p o f f n o w

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AND TO HELL WITH THE FUTURE,

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La b o r 's c e n t r a l c o n c e r n w i t h t h e u r a n i u m q u e s t i o n is s a f e t y ,

The p a r t y 's p o l i c y d e c i s i o n t a k e n a t Pe r t h in July t h i s y e a r FOCUSES EXCLUSIVELY ON SAFETY, . SUPPORT FOR LABOR'S DECISION

AND RECOGNITION OF ITS IMPORTANCE IS GROWING DAILY IN AUSTRALIA

AND OVERSEAS, He WELCOME THE ADOPTION OF A SIMILAR POLICY BY

t h e Au s t r a l ,a n d e m o c r a t s .

La b o r 's p o l i c y t o w a r d s t h e g r o w t h o f t h e n u c l e a r i n d u s t r y

IS BASED ON TWO MAIN CONCERNS, FIRST/ ANY EXPANSION■IN THE WORLD p

SUPPLY OF URANIUM AND OTHER NUCLEAR RAW MATERIALS WILL MAGNIFY jj

THE PROBLEM OF THE PROLIFERATION OF NUCLEAR WEAPONS, IN THIS jj

CONTEXT THE FOX COMMISSION REPORTED LAST NOVEMBER THAT THE il β

NUCLEAR POWER INDUSTRY IS UNINTENTIONALLY CONTRIBUTING'-TO AN *

INCREASED RISK OF NUCLEAR WAR, THIS IS THE HOST SERIOUS HAZARD ®

ASSOCIATED WITH THE INDUSTRY", CONSEQUENTLY,. THE FOX COMMISSION

POINTED OUT THAT IT WOULD BE WRONG FOR AUSTRALIA TO RENEW THE

EXPORT OF URANIUM UNTIL ADEQUATE SAFEGUARDS AGAINST THE PROLIFERATE

OF NUCLEAR WEAPONS HAD BEEN ESTABLISHED,

The Fr a s e r Go v e r n m e n t has r i d d e n r o u g h -s h o d o v e r t h i s v i t a l ^

FINDING AND RECOMMENDATION OF THE FOX COMMISSION, 1.T HAS AHHOUNCEDj

ITS DECISION TO RENEW EXPORT BEFORE THOSE SAFEGUARDS HAVE BEEN J

DEVELOPED, THIS IS THE WRONG DECISION AT THE WRONG TIME, 1 · I

Mr Fr a s e r 's a r g u m e n t t h a t Au s t r a l i a c a n o n l y a c h i e v e t h o s e {

SAFEGUARDS IF IT FIRST DECIDES TO EXPORT URANIUM IS THE DIRECT j

OPPOSITE OF THE TRUTH, OTHER COUNTRIES WILL NOT BE ENCOURAGED j ■ . ■ i

TO DEVELOP ADEQUATE NON-PROLIFERATION SAFEGUARDS UNLESS THE j

SUPPLY OF URANIUM IS MADE CONDITIONAL UPON SUCH DEVELOPMENT, [

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A BASIC STRUCTURE OF INTERNATIONAL SAFEGUARDS DOES EXIST,

Its HAIM COMPONENTS ARE THE SAFEGUARDS SYSTEM OF THE INTERNATIC

At o m i c En e r g y Ag e n c y , the EURATOM s y s t e m m a i n t a i n e d b y t h e .

COUNTRIES -OF THE EUROPEAN COMMUNITY, AMD B.I -LATERAL AGREEMENTS

BETWEEN COUNTRIES, ΪΗΕ INTERNATIONAL ATOMIC ENERGY AGENCY

HAS ITSELF REPORTED THAT PROCEDURES TO PHYSICALLY SAFEGUARD

NUCLEAR MATERIALS ARE INADEQUATE. A GRAPHIC ILLUSTRATION OF

THIS FACT HAS GIVEN BY THE RECENT REPORT OF. THE GENERAL ?

Ac c o u n t i n g Of f i c e o f the Un i t e d St a t e s Go v e r n m e n t t h a t o v e r

8,000 LBS OF FISSILE MATERIAL IS UNACCOUNTED FOR IN THE UNITED St a t e s a l o n e , Th i s is .e n o u g h m a t e r i a l f o r t h e f a b r i c a t i o n

OF 200 NUCLEAR WEAPONS, . .

The Fr a s e r .Go v e r n m e n t has m a d e it c l e a r t h a t it d e s p e r a t e l y .

WANTS TO SELL AUSTRALIAN URANIUM TO WESTERN EUROPEAN COUNTRIES,

In d e e d , it h a s a t t e m p t e d t o m o u n t a p r e p o s t e r o u s ‘p o l i c y, o f

MAKING WESTERN EUROPEAN ACCESS TO.'OUR URANIUM CONDITIONAL

UPON THEIR AGREEING TO WIDEN TRADE WITH US IN OTHER COMMODITIES

The Pr i m e M i n i s t e r h a s a s s i g n e d t h i s f u t i l e t a s k t o Jo h n Ho w a r d

ONE OF THE YOUNGER New SOUTH WALES LIBERALS THAT HE FEARS, He

IS BOUND TO FAIL BUT IN THE MEANTIME, LIKE ANDREW PEACOCK, HE

WILL SPEND MOST OF HIS TIME OVERSEAS, THIS IS ANOTHER FRA-SER

VERSION Of SAFETY,

The Fr a s e r -Go v e r n m e n t has d e c l a r e d t h a t Au s t r a l i a n u r a n i u m

CAN BE SOLD TO WESTERN EUROPE WITH SAFETY, THIS CLAIM IS

UTTERLY FALSE,

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Th e c o u n t r i e s o f t h e Eu r o p e a n c o m m u n i t i e s a r e b o u n d b y t h e

Eu r a t o m s a f e g u a r d s s y s t e m , As . s i g n a t o r i e s o f t h e No n -Pr o l i f e r a t i o h

Tr e a t y h o w e v e r , , t h e y a r e b o u n d to m e e t t h e s a f e g u a r d s ..

s t a n d a r d s o f t h e In t e r n a t i o n a l At o m i c En e r g y Ag e n c y , To t r y

• Λ .

TO ACHIEVE THIS STANDARD- IAEA AND EljRATOM ENTERED INTO

NEGOTIATIONS TEN YEARS AGO, THOSE NEGOTIATIONS RESULTED, THIS

YEAR, IN A FRAMEWORK AGREEMENT BETWEEN EURATOM AND IAEA,

Fo l l o w i n g m y v i s i t t o Br u s s e l s a n d V i e n n a in Ju n e t h i s y e a r

I PUT a QUESTION ON NOTICE TO ANDREW PEACOCK ABOUT EUROPEAN

SAFEGUARDS ARRANGEMENTS, ί SENT MY QUESTION TO HIM ON

16 Au g u s t - t h a t i s, s o m e t e n d a y s b e f o r e t h e Go v e r n m e n t

ANNOUNCED ITS DECISION ON URANIUM EXPORTS, 1 RECEIVED THIS • ... - v

ANSWER LAST TUESDAY “ ΤΓΗΕ LAS-T ,S 1TFINGVM Y - Q F T H E W ΡΕΡΪΕδΒΥΓΑΤί

AND TWO AND A HALF MONTHS AFTER IT WAS PUT ON NOTICE, He IS

BOUND AT LEAST TO TRY TO TELL THE TRUTH, HlS ANSWER IS

FASCINATING, He CONFIRMED THAT THERE ARE W NUCLEAR FACILITIES

IN MEMBER STATES OF EURATOM. ΪΗΕΥ ARE; .

PREPARATION AND FABRICATION PLANTS POWER REACTORS RESEARCH REACTORS REPROCESSING PLANTS RESEARCH CENTRES/ LABORATORIES, STORES

ENRICHMENT PLANTS AND OTHERS,

Wh a t d i d h e s a y o f s a f e g u a r d s a n d t h e Fr a m e w o r k Ag r e e m e n t ?

I q u o t e ;

The s u b s i d i a r y a r r a n g e m e n t s , i n c l u d i n g

FACILITY ATTACHMENTS, TO BE CONCLUDED

UNDER THE SAFEGUARDS AGREEMENT, DEFINE

THE TECHNICAL PROCEDURES FOR THE INTERNATIONAL

At o m i c En e r g y Ag e n c y (IAEA) t o i m p l e m e n t

ITS SAFEGUARDS ON A PERMANENT BASIS IN THE

SEVEN NON“NUCLEAR“WEAPON STATES OF THE

Eu r o p e a n At o m i c En e r g y Co m m u n i t y ,

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Th e y 'Are c o n f i d e n t i a l t o t h e , p a r t i e s t o t h e Sa f e g u a r d s Ag r e e m e n t ,

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T m s r e v e a l s t h e c r i t i c a l f a c t . Af t e r t e n y e a r s o f n e g o t i a t i o n

IAEA SAFEGUARDS ARE NOT PERMANENTLY ATTACHED TO ANY OF THE ¥ l 7 NUCLEAR FACILITIES IN WESTERN EUROPE, I MIGHT ADD THAT

MY DISCUSSTONS FIVE MONTHS AGO IN BRUSSELS AND V.ΓΕΝΝΑ GAVE NO

REASON TO HOPE THAT THIS ESSENTIAL ARRANGEMENT WAS LIKELY TO -

BE ACHIEVED MORE QUICKLY THAN THE FRAMEWORK AGREEMENT WAS

a c h i e v e d , Th e Fr a s e r Go v e r n m e n t 's c o n t i n u i n g a s s e r t i o n t h a t

Eu r o p e a n s a f e g u a r d s a r e e f f e c t i v e l y o p e r a t i n g t o d a y is a b l a t a n t

DISTORTION OF THE TRUTH, .

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I WAS GIVEN AM INTERESTING LITTLE INSIGHT INTO THIS FACT AT

Co m m u n i t y He a d q u a r t e r s in Br u s s e l s , Of f i c i a l s r e f e r r e d t o

THE DISAPPEARANCE, TWO YEARS AGO, OF A SHIP CARRYING YELLOWCAKE,

Th i s s h i p w a s r e c o v e r e d b u t its c a r g o w a s n o t , Co m m u n i t y

o f f i c i a l s b o a s t e d t h a t t h e i r s a f e g u a r d s s y s t e m w a s s o g o o d

THAT THEY HAD BEEN ABLE TO ASCERTAIN THAT THE CARGO HAD BEEN

h i j a c k e d το Is r a e l , No f u r t h e r a c t i o n w a s t a k e n ,

So t o d a y 's Eu r o p e a n a t o m i c s a f e g u a r d s a r e g o o d e n o u g h t o b e a b l e

TO REPORT THAT THE HORSE HAS BOLTED, THE STABLE DOOR WAS LEFT

OPEN, THE HORSE HAS CLEARLY GONE OVER THE HILL, AND THERE

IS EVERY CHANCE THAT WE WILL NEVER SEE IT AGAIN, Is THIS SAFETY?

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La b o r 's o t h e r c o n c e r n is w i t h n u c l e a r w a s t e d i s p o s a l , ; 'V.

H igh l e v e l n u c l e a r w a s t e s r e m a i n t o x i c f o r a q u a r t e r o f ;

A MILLION YEARS, ALTHOUGH PROCEDURES ARE UNDER INVESTIGATION, .

THESAFE DISPOSAL OF HIGH LEVEL WASTES HAS NOT BEEN ACHIEVED . ·*. ’ '

ON A COMMERCIAL OR INDUSTRIAL SCALE ANYWHERE IN THE WORLD,

It w a s p r e c i s e l y f o r t h i s r e a s o n t h a t La b o r h a s e m p h a s i s e d

THE NEED FOR DELAY IN ANY DECISION BY AUSTRALIA, FOR THE

SAME REASON LABOR WROTE INTO ITS PLATFORM THE DEEP CONCERN

o f the Pa r t y o v e r t h e g e n e t i c e f f e c t s o f t h e d i s s e m i n a t i o n a n d

USE OF URANIUM, LABOR ALONE IN AUSTRALIA IS GENUINELY CONCERNED

F O R MOTHERS AND FOR FUTURE GENERATIONS OF CHILDREN IN THE

FACE OF THE HORRIBLE DAMAGE THAT RADIATION AND NUCLEAR MATERIALS

CAN DO TO OUR CHILDREN AND TO THE CHILDREN -OF FUTURE GENERATIONS

One o f t h e m o s t t r i v i a l o f Fr a s e r 's M i n i s t e r s h a s b e e n

Ke v i n Ne w m a n - t h e M i n i s t e r f o r t h e En v i r o n m e n t , Na t u r a l l y

HIS ROLE IN THE URANIUM DECISION WAS COMPLETELY OVERTAKEN BY

An t h o n y , Bur h e w a s l e f t s o m e m o p p i n g up d u t i e s , On w a s t e

DISPOSAL, HE SAIDS

Th e d i s p o s a l o f n u c l e a r w a s t e a n d t h e

POTENTIAL ENVIRONMENTAL PROBLEMS WHICH

THIS COULD POSE HAVE BEEN MATTERS OF PUBLIC

CONCERN, Th e r e s p o n s i b i l i t y f o r d i s p o s i n g ,

IN AN ENVIRONMENTALLY RESPONSIBLE MANNER, OF

WASTE ARISING FROM NUCLEAR POWER GENERATION IN

COUNTRIES ABROAD, IS A MATTER FOR THOSE COUNTRIES

WHICH GENERATE ELECTRICITY BY NUCLEAR MEANS,

//HAT A SPLENDID INGENUOUS ADMISSION OF THE FRASER GOVERNMENT'S

SENSE OF HUMAN RESPONSIBILITY, We 'LL TAKE THE MONEY AND RUN,

Su b s e q u e n t l y Mr Ne w m a n h a s c l o w n e d a b o u t in Pa r l i a m e n t a n d >

in p u b l i c , Cl u t c h i n g h i s p i e c e o f b o r o n s i l i c a t e h e h a s

ATTEMPTED TO CONVEY THE IMPRESSION THAT THE BIT OF GLASS HE ;

HAD IN HIS HAND CONTAINED HIGH LEVEL RADIOACTIVE WASTE WHICH 1

HAD BEEN RENDERED INERT THROUGH VITRIFICATION, ΪΗΕ FACT IS

THAT THE VITRIFICATION PROCESS IS UNDER RESEARCH, NOWHERE IS

IT BEING EMPLOYED ON A COMMERCIAL SCALE, EVEN M r NeWMAN HAS HAD

TO ADMIT THAT FACT, AND LET IT BE CLEAR THOSE GLASS BLOCKS, '

IF THEY ARE TO BE USED ON A COMMERCIAL SCALE, WILL BE ANYTHING

b u t i n e r t , Th e y w i l l h a v e w i t h i n t h e m , in v a s t q u a n t i t y ,

SUBSTANCES, A MINUTE QUANTITY OF WHICH/ COULD ELIMINATE ALL LIFE

ON THIS PLANET, No ONE KNOWS WHERE TO STORE THEM IF

THEY CAN BE STORED FOR THE REQUIRED QUARTER OF A MILLION YEARS,

On e s u g g e s t i o n w a s t h a t t h e y s h o u l d b e s t o r e d u n d e r Ay r e s -

Ro c k , b u t Hr Fr a s e r s a y s h e w o n 't h a v e t h a t , If t h e p r o c e s s IS SO SAFE, WHY NOT?

>!e HEAR REPORTS ALMOST DAILY FROM COUNTRIES WITH BIG NUCLEAR

PROGRAMS, OF REACTOR LEAKS AND SPILLAGES OF RADIOACTIVE MATERIAL,

On e s u c h l e a k is u n d e r u r g e n t i n v e s t i g a t i o n in t h e Un i t e d K i n g d o m

n o w , Th e Br i t i s h Ro y a l Co m m i s s i o n into En v i r o n m e n t a l

Po l l u t i o n s t a t e d t h a t it w o u l d b e b e t w e e n 10 a n d 20 y e a r s

BEFORE THE WASTE DISPOSAL PROBLEM MIGHT BE SOLVED, .

Th e s e t w o m a j o r p r o b l e m s , in f a c t t h e w h o l e r a n g e o f t h e

PROBLEMS POSED BY THE NUCLEAR INDUSTRY ARE UNDER URGENT

EXAMINATION,

In M a y Tuts y e a r , f o l l o w i n g a n i n i t i a t i v e t a k e n b y Pr e s i d e n t - ζ' · ;|

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Carter , seven major western countries decided to launch am - i ■ ■ . -URGENT STUDY OF THE INTERNATIONAL NUCLEAR FUEL CYCLE EvA'UlKfftiN < IΜi . ·· * " ?

Au s t r a l i a is t o p a r t i c i p a t e in t h e s t u d y . It s t e r m s o f .

REFERENCE ARE BEING DRAWN UP NOW, ΪΗΕ ACTING MINISTER FOR

Fo r e i g n Af f a i r s .h a s c o n f i r m e d t o m e t h a t t h e s t u d y " is l i k e l y

t o l a s t a r o u n d t w o y e a r s ",

Wh y t h e m h a s t h e Fr a s e r Go v e r n m e n t r u s h e d to j u d g e m e n t

o n Au s t r a l i a 's u r a n i u m , Why has it n o t b e e n p r e p a r e d t o ?

w a i t u n t i l t h e INFCE s t u d y is c o m p l e t e d / Oh p r e s e n t pla ns

Au s t r a l i a n u r a n i u m w i l l n o t b e r e q u i r e d o v e r s e a s u n t i l 1935.

Sa f e g u a r d s a g a i n s t t h e p r o l i f e r a t i o n o f n u c l e a r w e a p o n s a r e

i n a d e q u a t e , Th e r e is n o p r o c e d u r e f o r t h e s a f e d i s p o s a l

OF RADIOACTIVE WASTE IN OPERATION ON A COMMERCIAL OR INDUSTRIAL

SCALE, *

Aw a r e n e s s o f t h e s e p r o b l e m s h a s l e d e v e r y m a j o r w e s t e r n

COUNTRY TO'diT-BACK SHARPLY ITS PLANS FOR THE DEVELOPMENT OF A

NUCLEAR INDUSTRY, ΪΝ SOME CASES REACTOR ORDERS HAVE BEEN

CUT BY 50 PER CENT, Of THE 270 GIGAWATTS OF ELECTRICITY PLANNED

TO BE GENERATED BY NUCLEAR MEANS OVER THE NEXT DECADE ONLY

12 G i g a w a t t s w i l l b e g e n e r a t e d in d e v e l o p i n g c o u n t r i e s . I t m u s t BE POINTED OUT TOO THAT THESE DEVELOPING COUNTRIES ARE THOSE

BELIEVED TO HAVE OR WITH AN ESTABLISHED INTEREST IN A NUCLEAR

WEAPONS PROGRAM ~ PAKISTAN, BRAZIL, AND INDIA,

I n t h e m e a n t i m e t h e Fr a s e r Go v e r n m e n t h a s c o n t i n u e d t o p u r s u e

URANIUM SUPPLY CONTRACTS, FRASER AND ANTHONY HAVE EVEN ASSERTED :

THAT CONTRACTS WITH.THE UNITED KINGDOM ARE IN THE DAG - AND

t h a t La b o r 's p o l i c y w o u l d o b l i g e Au s t r a l i a t o b r e a k t h o s e '

c o n t r a c t s 4 Th e r e a r e n o s u c h c o n t r a c t s , Th e y a r e n o t h i n g m o r e

THAN AN ASPi RATION OF FRASER AND ANTHONY, THEY DO NOT EXIST,

CHIEFLY FOR THE REASON THAT THE EURATOM COMMISSION WILL MOT

ACCEPT EVEN Mr FRASER'S VERSION OF NUCLEAR SAFEGUARDS,

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Th e. p r e s e n t Au s t r a l i a h c o n t r a c t s ,w h i c h t h a n k f u l l y a r e a l m o s t '

COMPLETED/ AND WHICH LABOR HAS BEEN OBLIGED TO AGREE SHOULD

BE HONOURED AS A MATTER OF INTERNATIONAL PRINCIPLE/ WERE DRAWN

UP IMPROPERLY BY THE LIBERALS, OUR GOVERNMENTAL CONVENTION IS

THAT NO SUCH AGREEMENTS SHOULD BE ENTERED INTO AFTER AN ELECTION One t h i r d op' *

HAS BEEN ANNOUNCED,/ ΪΗΕ PRESENT CONTRACTS WERE SIGNED"-BY

t h e L i b e r a l /Co u n t r y Pa r t y Go v e r n m e n t a f t e r t h e 1972 e l e c t i o n s

HAD BEEN ANNOUNCED, AND THERE IS A SMALL PARALLEL TODAY,

Th e Fr a s e r g o v e r n m e n t h a s d e c i d e d to e x t e n d a f u r t h e r l o a n

o f $10,8 m i l l i o n t o Ha r y Ka t h l e e n , Th i s d e c i s i o n w a s a n n o u n c e d

a f t e r t h e 10 De c e m b e r e l e c t i o n s w e r e a n n o u n c e d , La b o r 's p o l i c y

is c l e a r a n d w e l l k n o w n a t h o m e a n d o v e r s e a s , De c i s i o n s

s u c h a s t h e d e c i s i o n in 1972 w i l l n o t b i n d t h e La b o r Go v e r n m e n t

ELECTED ON 10 DECEMBER.

Th e Fr a s e r Go v e r n m e n t 's d e c i s i o n o n u r a n i u m e x p o r t s i l l u s t r a t e s

WITH TERRIFYING CLARITY ITS WILLINGNESS TQ CALLOUSLY DISREGARD

AND SELL OUT THE INTERESTS OF ORDINARY PEOPLE TODAY AND IN

THE FUTURE IN ORDER TO GAIN A SHORT-TERM ECONOMIC ADVANTAGE.

Th e Fr a s e r Go v e r n m e n t h a s c o n s c i o u s l y c r e a t e d t h e l a r g e s t

FOOL OF UNEMPLOYED THIS. COUNTRY HAS SEEN SINCE THE GREAT .

De p r e s s i o n , In p u r s u i t o f its v e r s i o n o f e c o n o m i c n o r m a l c y ,

IT HAS CONSCIOUSLY CREATED A GENERATION OF DISILLUSIONED

AND HOPELESS YOUTH, 0N THE WIDER SCALE, IT IS GAMBLING

WITH THE THREAT OF WAR AND THE SPECTRE OF LARGE SCALE

GENETIC DAMAGE IN ORDER TO GET ITS HANDS UPON THE MINIMAL

CONTRIBUTION THAT URANIUM EXPORTS MIGHT MAKE TO OUR NATIONAL

INCOME FOUR OR FIVE YEARS FROM NOW,- 1

La b o r h a s b e e n g r e a t l y h e a r t e n e d by t h e r a p i d i n c r e a s e i n­

p u b l i c AWARENESS OF THE WRONGFULNESS AND STUPIDITY OF THE

Fr a s e r Go v e r n m e n t 's d e c i s i o n o n u r a n i u m , I t is c o n f i d e n t

THAT A CLEAR MAJORITY OF THE AUSTRALIAN PEOPLE ARE RECOGNISING

t h a t t h e Fr a s e r Go v e r n m e n t 's r u s h t o j u d g e m e n t is w r o n g a n d .

THAT THOSE WHO WANT PRUDENCE AND PROPRIETY IN THIS QUESTION

AND IN GOVERNMENT IN GENERAL WILL RETURN LABOR TO GOVERNMENT

o n 10 De c e m b e r .

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