Posts Tagged ‘Australia’

Uranium mining companies to fight it out in court

November 13, 2009

Miners clash on native title
* Sarah-Jane Tasker
* From: The Australian
* November 13, 2009

THE joint-venture partners in what is expected to be Australia’s next uranium mine are locked in a legal dispute over a native title agreement on the project. (more…)

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Australia’s vested interest while preaching disarmament

November 2, 2009

Australia and Iran Pickled Politics Sandra Hajda 31st October, 2009
“…………….The meeting was in fact brokered by the International Commission on Nuclear Non- Proliferation and Disarmament, a body founded by Australian Prime Minister Kevin Rudd.
At first glance this appears to be little more than a minor think-tank (more…)

Opposition to WA uranium mining, despite Mega beatup

October 29, 2009

Mega beat up on uranium mining. Conservation Council WA & Anti-Nuclear Alliance  21 October 2009   Environment groups are standing strong with regional communities who are opposing uranium mining in WA, despite Mega Uranium and industry over-confidence.Natalie Lowrey, Uranium Free campaigner, Conservation Council of WA says, (more…)

Chinese nuclear company buys 70 percent of Australian uranium miner

October 29, 2009

Calls for clarity on Chinese resources investment October 29, 2009 The Australian AUSTRALIA’S policy on Chinese investment in resources has, if anything, become murkier since Chinalco’s controversial $US19.5 billion Rio Tinto rescue package fell through earlier this year, prompting renewed calls for more clarity (more…)

Federal govt ignores risks of uranium mining

October 28, 2009

Oil spill disaster continues – the toll rises

“…………………..the federal government has jettisoned its three mine uranium policy and is now considering a rush of exploration licence applications. (more…)

A politician with principle

October 28, 2009

True to his socialist beliefs

The Age By IVAN MILTON  and KAREN LARGE October 28, 2009

PETER Milton, an ALP activist for more than 60 years, who served in the Federal Parliament as the member for La Trobe in Victoria for 10 years from 1980, has died of cancer at home in Northcote. He was 80.

An ardent opponent of uranium mining, he and colleagues John Scott and Lewis Kent caused an uproar in parliament (and within the ALP) in 1986 when they walked out on Paul Keating’s budget speech when the treasurer announced the the government’s decision to resume uranium sales to France.

True to his socialist beliefs

Natural gas a half-way step to renewable energy

October 28, 2009

We must give natural gas a fair go to meet our clean energy targets  THE AUSTRALIAN Cheryl Cartwright October 28, 2009  COAL or gas? Which is kinder to the environment? Which will be part of the solution to reducing carbon emissions? Let’s get one thing straight. Yes, gas is a fossil fuel, but it’s the world’s cleanest fossil fuel, and Australia and the world cannot move to renewable energy for power generation without including natural gas. (more…)

Misleading claims on nuclear as “clean”

October 28, 2009

Nuclear power, a new environmental threat CPA – The Guardian Peter Mac 28 Oct 09 Last week former Queensland premier Peter Beattie, union leader Paul Howes and the International Nuclear Academy’s Professor Leslie Kemeny followed former NSW Premier Bob Carr in advocating nuclear power as a supposed remedy for climate change. (more…)

Australia in nuclear talks in India

October 28, 2009

Coffee with BS: Peter Varghese The bloodless diplomat Business Standard Jyoti Malhotra / New Delhi October 27, 2009, “…………Australia’s Indian-origin high commissioner chooses to remain focused on “hard interests”……………….. Australian high commissioner Peter Varghese says he is preparing for the visit of his foreign minister Stephen Smith (in the run up to Diwali) and his Prime Minister Kevin Rudd next month……………. Varghese reported directly both to the previous Conservative Prime Minister John Howard as well as the current Labour Prime Minister Kevin Rudd. Howard often sent him to India to gift-wrap Canberra’s assent on the Nuclear Suppliers Group which paved the way for the Indo-US nuclear deal. Rudd, who followed up Howard’s commitment on the NSG but went back on his promise to supply uranium to India, has sent him to serve in Delhi today.

Coffee with BS: Peter Varghese

ANSTO crookedly “fixes” nuclear opinion poll

October 27, 2009
ANSTO poll goes radioactive, quietly changes no to yes

Crikey Canberra correspondent Bernard Keane writes:

The Australian Nuclear Science and Technology Organisation has been caught out trying to manipulate a web poll on its own web site. (more…)