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Preparedness for nuclear attack

Scott Ludlam 6 Feb 2013




(QUESTION No. 2384 - Nuclear Attack on Australia )

Senator Ludlam asked the Minister representing the Minister for Defence, upon notice, on
19 October 2012:

(1) What military and civilian response plans, if any, does the Australian Government have in place to respond to a nuclear attack against Australian territory?

(2) What such plans have been in place in the past?

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Koongarra to finally join Kakadu National Park

Scott Ludlam 6 Feb 2013

The Greens today welcomed the introduction to the House of Representatives of long-overdue legislation to reincorporate the Koongarra mineral lease into Kakadu National Park.

Greens Senator Scott Ludlam paid tribute to the efforts of Traditional Owner Jeffrey Lee, who was in the public gallery as the Bill was introduced.

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Foreign Minister in denial on India’s nuclear record

Scott Ludlam 22 Jan 2013

Foreign Minister Bob Carr's defence of India's non-proliferation record defies belief as well as history the Australian Greens said today.

"It is ridiculous for Bob Carr to defend India's non-proliferation record when India produced plutonium for weapons in 1974 from a Canadian-supplied reactor it pledged to use only for ‘peaceful purposes', said Greens spokesperson for nuclear policy Senator Scott Ludlam.

"The Foreign Minister has forgotten that Australia played a leading in role in establishing the Nuclear Supplies Group in direct response to this duplicity.

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Uranium sales to India a disaster in the making


The Federal Government’s decision to pursue uranium sales to India is a disaster in the making, the Australian Greens said today.

Greens spokesperson for nuclear policy Senator Scott Ludlam said the Labor Party has proven it cannot be trusted on the environment.

“We will be working with the anti-nuclear movement in India – which has faced brutal repression in recent times – to ensure this does not go ahead.

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Greens call on British to deliver justice for victims of Maralinga nuclear tests

The Australian Greens have called on visiting British Foreign Secretary William Hague to give Act of Grace payments as compensation to the victims of British nuclear testing in Australia.

Greens spokesperson for nuclear policy Senator Scott Ludlam wrote to the office of Mr Hague today and also urged Australian Foreign Minister Bob Carr to raise the issue with his counterpart during Mr Hague's visit.

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Government must do the right thing by Maralinga victims

Scott Ludlam 11 Jan 2013

The Greens have called on the Government to ensure victims of the atomic testing at Maralinga are properly compensated after a British court decision overnight shattered hopes for justice.

Greens spokesperson for nuclear policy, Senator for Western Australia Scott Ludlam, said the hopes of Australians exposed to nuclear testing in the 1950s were dealt a serious blow by another UK court ruling against compensation.

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Why did ANSTO receive an additional investment of $168 million in 2012?

Scott Ludlam 7 Jan 2013

Economics Legislation Committee
Industry, Innovation, Science, Research and Tertiary Education Portfolio
Supplementary Budget Estimates Hearing 2012-13
17 October 2012
TOPIC: Mo-99 facility - business plan and peer review
REFERENCE: Question on Notice (Hansard, 17 October 2012, pages 23-24)

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Greens welcome Toro delay

Scott Ludlam 18 Dec 2012

The Australian Greens have welcomed Environment Minister Tony Burke's decision to delay assessment of Toro's Wiluna uranium project in Western Australia.

“Toro have been telling nervous investors that Commonwealth approvals were a done deal in 2012,” Senator Scott Ludlam said today.

“Minister Burke has done the right thing in calling the company out on its deficient proposal. 

“If the company continues to obfuscate its waste and water management plans, the decision next year should be a resounding 'no'.

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