Muckaty Waste Dump
15 Nov 2011
Australian Greens Leader Bob Brown said today the prospect of selling uranium to India will horrify many Australians and is a giant step towards another backflip by both major parties: hosting a global nuclear waste dump in Australia in the years to come.
As well as Prime Minister Julia Gillard's flouting of the Nuclear Nonproliferation Treaty, Senator Brown commented on the old parties' stance on equal marriage.
15 Nov 2011
Australian Greens Leader Bob Brown said today the prospect of selling uranium to India will horrify many Australians.
"Julia Gillard and Tony Abbott agree on selling uranium to nuclear-armed India although the Australian people have had no say," Senator Brown said in Hobart.
"It's all about helping multi-billion-dollar mining corporations make more money, as Martin Ferguson would wish, at the expense of regional security. The government has removed the super profits tax from uranium."
"It will make Australia less secure. Enriched uranium, through this process, will end up in the nuclear stockpiles of India, including its growing fleet of nuclear-armed and powered warships."
"This is a giant step towards another nuclear backflip by both major parties: hosting a global nuclear waste dump in Australia in the years to come," Senator Brown said.
"Remember the words of President Obama two years ago:
Just as we stood for freedom in the 20th century, we must stand together for the right of people everywhere to live free from fear in the 21st century ... So today, I state clearly and with conviction America's commitment to seek the peace and security of a world without nuclear weapons ... We, too, must ignore the voices who tell us that the world cannot change. We have to insist, "Yes, we can." - Barack Obama, Prague, 5 April 2009
28 Oct 2011
Economics Committee Wednesday 19 October 2011
Senator LUDLAM: I would like to turn attention to the matter of the proposed Commonwealth radioactive waste dump. Has the department been involved? Do we have Mr Davoren here or anybody who can speak-
Mr Hoffman: We certainly do. He has been waiting around all day; we might as well bring him forward.
Senator LUDLAM: Welcome back, Mr Davoren.
20 Oct 2011
Australian Radiation Protection and Nuclear Safety Agency - Wedmesday 19 October - Economics Committee
Senator LUDLAM: Welcome back, Dr Larsson. FSANZ have taken the meat curry away, so we have at least saved you that trauma.
Ms Halton : I am sure they will share it later.
Urgency debate on the implications of Fukushima Daiichi and the 22 Sept. UN High Level meeting on Nuclear Safety & Security
21 Sep 2011
Senator LUDLAM (Western Australia) (16:35): I move:
That the Senate discuss the implications of the disaster at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant and Australia's participation at the High Level Meeting on Nuclear Safety and Security to be held on 22 September 2011 at the United Nations Headquarters.
12 Sep 2011
The Australian Greens today welcomed comments from a leading nuclear radiologist shattering the myth that a waste dump is needed in outback Australia to house low-level radioactive medical waste.
Greens spokesperson for nuclear affairs Senator Scott Ludlam said the comments from Dr Peter Karamoskos, ahead of the Senate debate on the National Radioactive Waste Management Bill, exposed the dishonest campaign to impose a waste dump on Muckaty Station in the Northern Territory.
16 Jun 2011
The Greens will place the Government's plan for a nuclear waste dump under the microscope again today as debate resumes on Labor's attempt to pass the scheme through the Senate.
The Greens spokesperson for nuclear issues, Senator for Western Australia Scott Ludlam, said his party would do everything it could to stop the Government's plan to force the dump on an unwilling community, whether at Muckaty Station in the Northern Territory or anywhere else.
"The Government is trying to pre-empt the outcome of a Federal Court challenge to the Muckaty nomination," Senator Ludlam said. "This bill places total discretion in the hands of Minister Martin Ferguson to site this dump and run roughshod over a number of checks and balances, including basic environmental standards.
16 Jun 2011
This banner is from the Ngapa people of Tennant Creek - it reads "no waste dump at Muckaty" - signed with handprints from all the family groups represented on the Muckaty Land Trust. Tabled in Parliament and now recorded in Hansard on Tuesday 14 June 2011.
15 Jun 2011
Part two of Scott's Muckaty speech
15 Jun 2011
Bob Brown's Senate speech on the proposed radioactive waste dump proposed for Muckaty Station, near Tennant Creek in the Northern Territory.