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Federal Labor should block SA nukes

Following the Citizen Jury’s resounding rejection of the proposed nuclear waste dump in South Australia, the Federal Labor Party should reaffirm their opposition to the importation of nuclear waste and block this farcical process once and for all, the Australian Greens have said.

“The people of South Australia don’t want this dump and the Labor Party need to recognise that,” South Australian Greens Senator Sarah Hanson-Young said.

“As South Australian MPs, we all have a duty to stand up for our state.”

According to Labor’s own National Platform they will;

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SA nuke dump - biased advice shows books are cooked

The so called 'economic argument' for an international nuclear waste dump in South Australia is a cruel joke, Greens Senator Sarah Hanson-Young has said, after it was revealed that two of its key authors work for a pro-nuclear organisation.

"This sham modelling has been revealed as a cruel joke on a state that is looking for jobs and a secure, long term economic future," Senator Hanson-Young said.

"South Australia's prosperity cannot be built on a foundation of dodgy modelling and nuclear waste.

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Motion: Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty

Scott Ludlam 10 Oct 2016

NOTICE OF MOTION                                               15 September 2016                                                                                  

I give notice that on the next day of sitting I shall move that

The Senate —

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Answers sought on nuclear waste delay

Scott Ludlam 2 Sep 2016

The Australian Greens have branded the Liberal-National Government's 18 month delay in identifying a nuclear waste storage site in Australia a complete failure, raising serious questions about its process, which has resulted in only one site nomination and caused fierce community backlash and distress.

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Answers needed on Australian spoiling tactics as nuclear ban treaty draws nearer

Scott Ludlam 20 Aug 2016

The Australian Greens are calling on Foreign Minister Julie Bishop to explain why Australia voted against an historic international plan to move to a nuclear weapons ban in Geneva overnight.

“Against a backdrop of renewed momentum that has breathed new life into nuclear disarmament diplomacy, it is extraordinary that Australia has tried to sabotage the process and then faced a humiliating defeat when its spoiling tactics were voted down,” said Greens deputy leader Senator Scott Ludlam.

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