The environment minister admits to being aware that the Munday Swamp possesses outstanding indigenous and environmental heritage values and holds 'valuable and diverse remnant vegetation including the only known population of crowned snake (notechis coronatus) in the Perth region.
He then dismisses it because it is not 'nationally significant'
In September 2011 the UN Secretary-General made a call for a dedicated review of the health and environmental impacts of uranium mining. Our government refuses to do so and cites Japan as it's guiding model.
With a recent fact-finding delegation comprised of Ministers and Members of the Greenland Parliament, and the apparent possibility of uranium mining in Greenland, the Senator asked a few simple questions.