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Wednesday, 14 December 2011 16:11

Selling uranium to India

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The biggest threat facing humanity is the uncontrolled spread of nuclear weapons.  Because it is the custodian of the world’s largest reserves of uranium, Australia has a special responsibility to help protect the global rules containing this danger. Andy Butfoy

The recent decision at the ALP National Conference to sell uranium to India raises the question of how international law regulates traffic in nuclear weapons, and the materials and technology to make them.

National environmental groups worked very hard before and at the conference and seem optimistic that the close vote 206 to 185 can be overturned in practice.

For more information, read the following:
 
Andy Butfoy: The debate over uranium exports to India has ignored the most important argument of all
Inside Story, 23 November 2011

Malcolm Fraser: Why Gillard's uranium-to-India policy is dangerously wrong
The Age, 12 December 2011

Justin Glyn: Time to fix leaky nuclear treaty
Eureka Street, 22 November 2011

Jim Green: Safeguarding uranium exports to India
Online Opinion, 2 December 2011