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Uranium is a blight, not a blessing, for India

Scott Ludlam 15 Oct 2012

"The Prime Minister should put human rights and safety before uranium profits during her current visit to India," said Australian Greens spokesperson on nuclear issues, Senator Scott Ludlam, today.

"This visit will no doubt be spun as a triumph for the uranium industry, a deal is a long way from reality. Australia and India are months away from a formal agreement, and the Joint Standing Committee on Treaties should be expected to conduct an exhaustive inquiry into any agreement that emerges.

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ATSB investigations of wind related train derailments

Scott Ludlam 11 Oct 2012

Budget Estimates - 23 May 2012 Rural & Regional Affairs - (ATSB) Australian Transport Safety Bureau 

Senator LUDLAM asked:
Senator LUDLAM: I do not know if you have this with you or on your website. Could you provide us with the dates and places of the three events that you referred to?
Mr Foley: By all means.
1. ATSB Investigation: RO-2006-012: Derailment of Train 3DA2K - Tarcoola, South Australia, 1 November 2006
2. ATSB Investigation: RO-2008-013: Derailment of Train 2PM6 - near Loongana, Western Australia, 11 November 2008

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Human rights and safety - more important than uranium profits

Scott Ludlam 11 Oct 2012

The Australian Greens today urged the Prime Minister to put human rights and safety before uranium profits during her impending visit to India.

"While Prime Minister Gillard is expected to begin negotiating a framework for uranium exports to India, the democratic rights of tens of thousands of Indian anti-nuclear protestors are being steamrolled by police repression," said Greens nuclear policy spokesperson Senator for Western Australia Scott Ludlam.

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Greens call on Federal Government to halt dangerous WA uranium project

Scott Ludlam 10 Oct 2012

The Australian Greens condemned the Western Australian Government's approval of the Toro Energy Wiluna Uranium Project today and called on the Federal Government to intervene.

Spokesperson for nuclear policy Senator for Western Australia Scott Ludlam said Federal Environment Minister Tony Burke must use the full range of powers available to him under Commonwealth environmental law to protect the public interest after the spectacular failure of the State Government to do so.

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WA Government fails on Toro’s foolhardy uranium scheme

The Greens have warned of a poor precedent for uranium mine approvals after the State Government's gave Toro Energy's Wiluna project the go-ahead.

Greens WA spokesperson for nuclear policy Senator Scott Ludlam said the WA Environment Minister's determination on an appeal against the mine set a "dangerously low standard for uranium projects in this state".

"Now the ball is in the court of Federal Environment Minister Tony Burke. Minister Burke must intervene to prevent this half-baked scheme from going ahead.

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