The Queensland Greens have used today's anniversary of the nuclear bombing of Hiroshima to call on the state government to reverse their decision to open up the state to uranium exploration.
Media Release: Greens nuclear issues spokesperson Senator Scott Ludlam. Thursday, March 15th 2012
The LNP and Labor need to make their position on uranium mining in Queensland clear, the Australian Greens said today.
Only the Greens offer Queensland an entirely consistent position on uranium mining and the nuclear industry.
‘The ALP says that they will retain Queensland’s uranium mining ban, but they permit exploration and federally they are looking to expand markets for Australian uranium,’ said Queensland Greens lead candidate and candidate for Mt Coot-tha, Adam Stone.
The Queensland Greens have echoed today’s call by the Electrical Trades Union for a straight answer from Campbell Newman on his plans for the State’s publicly-owned assets.
The ALP's decision last weekend to support uranium sales to India represent a huge break with its core constituency to only supply yellow cake to those countries which have signed up to the Nuclear Non-proliferation Treaty, with Labor ministers such as Doug Cameron, Anthony Albanese and Peter Garrett refusing to accept the result.