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POLITICS: Sale of Uranium to China Will be Debated In The Australian Senate.

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posted on Aug, 9 2005 @ 06:07 PM
After the Australian Government announced last week the re-opening of Uranium mining in the Northern Territory, it has now said it will debate in the senate the sale of that Uranium to countries such as China. Yesterday the Government also announced Australia will commence negotiations on nuclear co-operation with China but insists that safeguards will be introduced to ensure the Uranium is used for peaceful purposes. Senator Lyn Allison of the Democratic Party has stated that the government should withdraw Uranium export agreements with nuclear weapon states, saying China is one of them.
Greens Senator Christine Milne does not trust Beijing.

"There can be no guarantee in a dictatorship like China, where corruption is also rife, that that nuclear product won't be used for weapons," she said.

She thinks the Government is being hypocritical.

"On one hand they're saying that they're concerned about global security and the war on terrorism and on the other they are saying they want to expand uranium exports to China, where there can be no guarantee that that nuclear product won't be used for weapons," she said.

Please visit the link provided for the complete story.

It is a bit of a joke that the Australian senate is even debating this issue as the Australian senate is now controlled by the Government Liberal Party.

The media released news yesterday of changes to senate question time, where the opposition will not be allowed to ask as many questions of legislation that the Government is pushing through the upper house to be rubber stamped.

The government is becoming increasingly arrogant with these moves including the sale of Uranium to a country that is not only communist but has nuclear weapons that it has stated in the past it will use and can use against our nation and others. It is becoming more of a dictatorship daily. The government is arrogantly pushing through issues that have been turned down before by the people or voted against.

Why isn't there public referndums on issues of such high importance as the sale of Uranium to China. We are told it is too expensive to run referendums for these type of issues but Australians have just seen the Government payout huge amounts of money for a media campaign for another one of these pushed issues on Industrial Relations reform.

The government fobs off and scoffs any questioning of these pushed legislations, the people have said no to increased uranium mining, the people are questioning the need for troops in Iraq, the fairness of the Terror trials and the full sale of our telecommunications company, Telstra.

How long before people will stand up and say this is not right? We may have "democratically" elected this Government but that does not give them the mandate to push through legislations that the people do not want or need.

I find it interesting that the media is referring to other countries as "states" Is this the shape of things to come? That we will all become "states" of a greater power.

[edit on 9-8-2005 by Mayet]

posted on Aug, 9 2005 @ 10:42 PM
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The Greens says they will introduce a motion to the Senate rejecting the Federal Government's assertion of responsibility for approving of new uranium mines in the Northern Territory.

Greens Senator Christine Milne says she intends to introduce the motion tomorrow.

Senator Milne says the Northern Territory Government could put up a bigger fight, despite legal advice that the Commonwealth does have the over-riding power.

I too find it amazing that the Northern Territory has not put up much of a fight about the Federal Gov marching in and taking over.

posted on Aug, 10 2005 @ 01:54 AM
In other words, Howard will say something along the lines of 'the majority of Australian's agree with this decision and support this effort' with the rest of his party sitting behind him smirking or laughing as they do everytime during Parliment question time while mass protests are being held around the country saying the complete opposite of what Howard 'believes'.

They are getting so cocky it's just disgusting to watch, theres no debate or discussion in Parliment, it's just disrespectful attitudes you would expect to see in High School mocking each other, they don't even answer questions anymore. They mock the other parties openly, they laugh when they present their lies to Parliment and now they have majority, they are just going to steamroll Australia into the crapper as their attitudes get worse.

They have either forgotten they are representing living breathing people's lives or they just don't care. It's just a game to them.

posted on Aug, 10 2005 @ 02:03 AM
Gawd, everyone seems to forget that under the Australian Labour Party, uranium was sold to the French which ended up in the nuclear weapons they tested in the Pacific.

So we should only sell uranium to western countries ? What a joke

posted on Aug, 10 2005 @ 03:49 AM
What I find interesting is that China has Uranium.

Looking even further ahead to when the oil runs out or at least significantly runs down, it may be that the world turns again to nuclear power.

In which case those countries with uranium deposits would become among the most attractive. The top ten are: Australia, Kazakhstan, Canada, South Africa, Namibia, Brazil, Russia, USA, Uzbekistan and China.

PS, that quote is from a really good article about oil and conflict. Worth the read

posted on Aug, 10 2005 @ 08:06 AM
JB, the oil quote was a good read, but where did the Uranium list come from? I could not find it. ??

But here is a good one on Iran's discovery from 2003

TEHRAN, Iran — Iran said Monday it has started mining uranium for the first time and will soon open a facility to process the ore into fuel, vowing to move ahead with a nuclear program it says is solely for electrical production.

The project would give Iran, which Washington accuses of seeking to develop nuclear weapons, independent access to fissile material. In building its first power plant, to be completed later this year, Iran is relying on Russia for its nuclear fuel.

Mines near Ardakan, in central Iran, have begun extracting uranium from underground reserves, said Gholamreza Aghazadeh, the head of Iran's Atomic Energy Organization, according to the official Islamic Republic News Agency.

Iranian Uranium

This is for the really hard core. Its a web site that tracks the spot prices of Uranium and its isotopes.

This last link has a map that shows urainum reserves (global) by a vairety of factors that you can change.

posted on Aug, 10 2005 @ 10:29 AM
So folk are starting to click to the fact that Australia (not it's citizens)has alot more power in this this new world order than just a few crack troops.
The scarry thing on tonights news was our governments defence of it's uranium to China policy....There was none other than to say we need to look at setting up our own nuclear power supplies....what our government suggests our government ends up doing, no matter what it's citizens or other nations say.
John Howard is a very powerful man in the new world order and don't forget our cardinal, George Pell, his odds weren't too long for the last Papal election and he'll be a good age etc. by the next one.
Don't underestimate Australia's power and role in rolling in this new system of things.

posted on Aug, 10 2005 @ 11:30 AM
This is really like giving a bank robber an automatic weapon and body armor if you ask me.

China, like the rest of the developing nations, doesn't have any business with nuclear weapons.

That's my opinion and I'm sticking to it.

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