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Barnaby Joyce urges Antarctic mining
The World Today - Monday, 1 May , 2006 12:50:00
Reporter: Karen Barlow
ELEANOR HALL: Queensland National Party Senator Barnaby Joyce says Australia should exploit Antarctica's mineral resources before another country gets in first.
The outspoken politician formed his view during a month-long visit to the southern continent as part of the Federal Parliament's External Territories Committee, as Karen Barlow reports.
BARNABY JOYCE: What you have to ask is do I turn my head and allow another country to exploit my resource, and do I just walk away from my territorial integrity of that claim, or do I position myself in such a way as they can't exploit it, or do I position myself in such a way as I'm going to exploit it myself before they get there?