Wednesday, 25 March 2015
At the request of Senator Canavan, I move:
That the Senate—
(a) recognises that the uranium mining industry has the potential to generate significant economic growth, jobs and income in regional Queensland; and
(i) its disagreement with the Queensland Labor Government's decision to renege on the policy of allowing developers to submit applications for the development of new uranium mining projects in Queensland, and
(ii) that this decision will have significant adverse effects on regional areas due to:
(A) the potential loss of construction and operational jobs, investment and income associated with new projects, and
(B) the potential loss of public income generated through taxes and mining royalties that could be put back into supporting infrastructure, health services and education in the surrounding communities.