Senate debates

Tuesday, 28 February 2006

Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty

3:45 pm

Photo of Christine MilneChristine Milne (Tasmania, Australian Greens) Share this | | Hansard source

I move:

That the Senate—
notes that:
India is not a signatory to the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty,
the President of the United States of America (US), George W Bush, will visit India in the week beginning 26 February 2006 to advance sales of US nuclear power technology to India, and
the Prime Minister (Mr Howard) intends to visit India where the Australian Government hopes to facilitate uranium export contracts; and
calls on the Government to:
cease pressuring the state and territory governments to permit the expansion of uranium mining, and
cease activities that deliberately undermine the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty.

Question put.