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Thursday, 10 October 1996
Page: 3853

To the Honourable the President and Members of the Senate in Parliament assembled the petition of the undersigned respectfully showeth:

That the export of uranium extends the nuclear cycle which fuels the development of nuclear weapons;

That no satisfactory means of dealing with nuclear waste has yet been devised;

That the mining and exporting of Australian uranium contributes to the nuclear fuel cycle.

Your Petitioners therefore most humbly pray that the Senate in Parliament assembled should request the Government:

To withdraw from any treaty or agreement with Indonesia which will lead to the export of uranium to that country;

To foster research and development of safe and sustainable energy generation technologies in Australia and Indonesia;

And your Petitioners, as in duty bound, will ever pray.