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Notice given 2 December 1998

57  Senator Allison: To move—That the Senate—

(a) notes that the Office of the Supervising Scientist has detected more than 100 incidents of leaks and breaches at the Ranger uranium mine over the past 18 years;

(b) condemns the Minister for the Environment and Heritage (Senator Hill) for misleading the Senate by claiming that:

(i) the Ranger uranium mine has not damaged the environment, when history shows this not to be the case,

(ii) 1 000 jobs will be created by the Jabiluka mine when the environmental impact statement indicates that it will only create a handful of extra jobs, and

(iii) indigenous people have enjoyed the benefits of royalties from the Ranger uranium mine, when this money has largely been spent on public services normally provided by government; and

(c) urges the Government to proclaim the Kakadu world heritage property as threatened and to then issue a determination to stop further construction work on the mine.

Notice amended by Madam President pursuant to standing order 76.