Australian union taking action against uranium mining and Muckaty nuclear waste dump

So this will be an issue at the next State and federal elections. The ETU will also campaign strongly against any attempt to put a nuclear waste dump at Muckity Station, outside Tennant Creek.
ETU STATE COUNCIL BANS MEMBERS FROM WORKING IN NUCLEAR INDUSTRY | Industrial-political context Coober Pedy Regional Times, 17 July 2010, Industrial-political context 

The ETU’s decision to intensify its campaign against uranium mining and the nuclear fuel industry comes as the federal ALP and Coalition parties and major media and mining interests, are pushing for the expansion of uranium mining in Australia and for Australia to consider the generation of nuclear power.

 The ETU’s decision to enter the debate represents a significant challenge to those advocating Australia’s continued and expanded involvement in nuclear fuel industries. 

The ETU has shown its effective campaigning capacity through its recent anti-WorkChoices and anti-privatisation campaigns in Queensland. This anti-nuclear campaign will also include advertising and community and political events.

At a State and Territory level, it also puts the Queensland Government and Opposition on notice that its policies on this issue will be scrutinized carefully. At the moment the State ALP has a policy of not issuing leases for the mining of uranium. However, extensive exploration and identification of Queensland’s uranium resources is underway and there is no doubt the mining industry will increase the pressure on governments to let them exploit those ore deposits. 

So this will be an issue at the next State and federal elections. The ETU will also campaign strongly against any attempt to put a nuclear waste dump at Muckity Station, outside Tennant Creek.

ETU STATE COUNCIL BANS MEMBERS FROM WORKING IN NUCLEAR INDUSTRY | Coober Pedy Regional Times

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