Senate debates

Tuesday, 28 March 2006

Uranium Exports

3:57 pm

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

I move:

That the Senate—
notes that:
Prime Minister John Howard has recently equivocated on the export of uranium to India, in spite of the fact that India is not a signatory to the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty, and
India has a well-developed, active and secret program to outfit its uranium enrichment program and circumvent other countries’ technology export control efforts, according to a recently-released report by the United States of America (US) based Institute of Science and International Security; and
calls on the Australian Government to rule out the export of uranium to India and to use its membership of the Nuclear Suppliers Group to block the proposed US-India nuclear technology agreement.

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