Senate debates

Wednesday, 23 November 2011


Uranium Exports

3:58 pm

Photo of Eric AbetzEric Abetz (Tasmania, Liberal Party, Shadow Minister for Employment and Workplace Relations) Share this | | Hansard source

I move:

That the Senate—

(a) notes the Howard Government's 2007 decision to sell uranium to India subject to appropriate bilateral and international safeguards;

(b) calls on the Australian Labor Party National Conference to approve the sale of Australian uranium to India;

(c) looks forwards to the improved trade and security relations with India which will flow from this initiative;

(d) recognises the positive contribution nuclear energy makes to reducing greenhouse emissions; and

(e) rejects the view that alternative technologies can provide a comparable low emissions baseload energy source for India.

Question put.

The House divided. [16:01]

(The President—Senator Hogg)

Question negatived.