Senate debates

Monday, 18 June 2007

Uranium Exports

3:41 pm

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

I move:

That the Senate—
(a)   notes:
(i)   the use of a nuclear by-product, polonium-210, sourced from the Russian Federation (Russia) in the murder of Alexander Litvinenko,
(ii)   that Russia supplies nuclear materials to Iran,
(iii)   that Russia is in talks with the military regime in Myanmar with a view to supplying nuclear materials to that regime, and
(iv)   that, following attacks on freedom of the press and the murders of several journalists in Russia, the Committee to Protect Journalists rates Russia as the third most dangerous country in the world for journalists, after Iraq and Afghanistan; and
(b)   calls on the Government not to sell uranium to Russia.

Question put.