Nuclear

The Greens want to see an end to nuclear weapons and nuclear power.  The 20,000 nuclear weapons that exist today are obsolete relics of the Cold War and can end our world in an afternoon. Like landmines and cluster weapons, they must be abolished, through a Nuclear Weapons Convention.

The whole nuclear fuel chain – from uranium mining to the unresolved problem of nuclear waste – presents unacceptable environmental and security risks and is phenomenally expensive. Rather than leaving future generations the burden of nuclear waste, we should be giving them truly safe, clean, timely and economic solutions to reducing global greenhouse gas emissions.  The future is renewable, not radioactive.  

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Nuclear-Capable Strategic Bombers in Northern Territory

04 Dec 2014

This year Australia's, America's and other nations' airforces held air exercises in the Northern Territory for Excercise Pitch Black.
Hearing word that there were B-52 bombers, a strategic bomber synonymous with their nuclear weapons capabilities, Scott decided to confirm or deny the rumour.
Whilst at it, he decided to make sure that we're not hosting dangerous nuclear targets on home soil, and that we're abiding by our obligations under the South Pacific Nuclear Free Zone Treaty.
Whilst refusing to answer on the first question, the government insists its abiding by the treaty, which requires Australia to not allow nuclear weapons to be stationed on our territory.

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Nuclear debate: the game's over, but it's worth discussing why

03 Dec 2014

On her way to the Lima climate conference, Julie Bishop called nuclear power an 'obvious conclusion' that Australia would embrace nuclear energy. It seems much less obvious to us, given the crippled state of the global nuclear industry. 

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Scott Ludlam asks ANSTO Chief about repatriated waste storage and transport [Estimates] 20141023

23 Oct 2014

Scott asks questions of ANTSO cheif regarding repartiation of European nuclear waste to Australian interm storage facility being built at Lucas Heights

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Uranium deal confirms diplomatic amnesia is now official Government policy

08 Sep 2014

Uranium deal confirms diplomatic amnesia is now official Government policy 

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Uranium deal confirms diplomatic amnesia is now official Government policy

06 Sep 2014

Australian Greens nuclear spokesperson Senator Scott Ludlam says the Abbott government has bizarrely linked its India uranium deal to the uranium trade with the Russian Federation, which it abruptly suspended this week in light of tensions in the Ukraine.

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The intergenerational atomic threads that bind Australia with India, Russia and Japan.

04 Sep 2014

Adjournment speech regarding the Australian Government signing an agreement with Indian government for supply of Uranium ore. 

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Australian Dumps for Foreign Nuclear Material

04 Sep 2014

With media reports citing both former PM Bob Hawke and current NT Chief Minister Adam Giles as supporting the creation of a international high-level radioactive waste dump in Australia, Senator Ludlam  decided to check up on the government's current policy on the hosting of foreign radioactive waste.

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Minister Fails to Visit Muckaty Locals, 6 Months On

04 Sep 2014

The Muckaty saga around the unwanted uranium dump lasted over 8 years, during which the locals wished to have the Minister see the site in person. Ian MacFarlane agreed to it in the election, we confirmed in in March and kept getting told that it would happen when the schedules aligned. 6 months on from that confirmation, and the whole fiasco has collapsed, and the Minister STILL hasn't visited.

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Muckaty questions that are now, thankfully, unneccessary

04 Sep 2014

Early in June Scott was trying to find out if the Government would proceed with a dump at Muckaty station if the High Court ruled against the Northern Land Council. As their case fell apart, the government caved to the combined pressure of the people and the law- retracting the plan for the nuclear dump.

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Status of talks on selling Uranium To India

04 Sep 2014

Running overtime in committee, Scott asks about the current status of uranium trade talks with India.

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