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Time for the truth about Howard's nuclear agenda: Greens

After having ignored the Australian community's concerns about climate change and oil depletion for a decade, the Prime Minister is now cynically exploiting those concerns to promote nuclear power which is not a solution to either of these global problems,  the Australian Greens said today.
 
"Climate change is the most serious security issue facing the world today but nuclear power is too dangerous, too slow and too expensive to address the issue," Australian Greens climate change and energy spokesperson Senator Christine Milne said in Hobart.
 

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PM Howard out of touch on nuclear - just as with Snowy Hydro: Greens

Prime Minister John Howard is out of touch with the community in promoting nuclear power, Australian Greens climate change and energy spokesperson Senator Christine Milne said today.  
"Just as the Prime Minister was shown to have misjudged public concern about the sale of the Snowy Hydro power scheme, he has misjudged Australians' concern about nuclear power," Senator Milne said in Hobart.
 

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Howard nuclear focus wrong - Greens to move for public inquiry

Prime Minister John Howard's focus on nuclear power as a solution to energy security and climate change is misplaced because he is starting from the wrong premise, Australian Greens energy spokesperson Senator Christine Milne said today.
 
"Instead of asking how much money can be made from Australia's uranium and coal reserves and from downstream processing of them, Prime Minister Howard needs to open the debate much wider," Senator Milne said in Hobart.
 

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Greenhouse figures expose government failure on climate change

The latest national greenhouse figures and a report on the pace of climate change expose the government's failure to adequately respond to the greatest environmental threat facing the world, the Australian Greens said today.
 
Greens energy and climate change spokesperson Senator Christine Milne said the national greenhouse figures, released today, show that emissions from the use of electricity and transport fuels have maintained their steep rise.
 

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Australia does not need nuclear power

The Australian Greens today rejected Prime Minister John Howard's contention that nuclear power might be 'desirable' for Australia and challenged the government to show true leadership on climate change and nuclear non-proliferation.
 
Australian Greens climate change and energy spokesperson Senator Christine Milne said Prime Minister Howard was playing politics by floating the idea and testing public opinion before developing a government position, just as he had done on immigration.
 

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'Leasing' uranium for nuclear fuel a sleight of hand to undermine treaty

Turning Australia into a dumping ground for spent nuclear fuel from India is unacceptable. If there is no safe disposal, there is no justification for mining in the first place, Australian Greens energy spokesperson Senator Christine Milne said today.
 
Senator Milne challenged the federal government to name just where in Australia it intended to store any spent nuclear fuel from India, China, or anywhere else.
 

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Howard must rule out uranium exports to India: Greens

Prime Minister John Howard must immediately rule out permitting uranium exports to India, Australian Greens energy spokesperson Senator Christine Milne said today.
 
"All Australians should be alarmed about reports that senior Australian officials have told India that the Howard government is prepared to permit the sale of uranium while India remains outside the nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT)," Senator Milne said in Canberra.
 

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