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Howard fuels regional instability with prevarication on uranium: Greens

Prime Minister John Howard is fuelling regional instability by leaving open the prospect of Australia selling uranium to India, Australian Greens energy spokesperson Senator Christine Milne said today.
 
"China and India are not only major players in the global economy, they both are nuclear powers. Both have civilian nuclear power stations and both have weapons programs," Senator Milne said in Hobart.
 

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Howard follows Bush in moving to make the world less safe

Prime Minister John Howard is set to undermine international law and make the world less safe, Australian Greens energy spokesperson Senator Christine Milne said today.
 
"It took just a few days for Prime Minister Howard to walk away from last week's commitment that Australia would not sell uranium to India because it is not a signatory to the nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT)," Senator Milne said in Canberra today.
 
"The deputy sheriff has once taken his running orders from US President George Bush and is yet again undermining international law.
 

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Deputy sheriff Howard needs to stand up to sheriff Bush

PM should block US-India nuclear deal
 
The Australian Greens today welcomed the Howard government's commitment not to sell uranium to India while it remains outside the nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty but called on the Prime Minister to use Australia's position to block the US-India nuclear deal.
 
 "The proposed US sale of nuclear technology and fuel to India undermines the nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT) and increases global insecurity," Greens energy spokesperson Senator Christine Milne said in Canberra.
 

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Howard's march to Bush's nuclear tune dangerous: Greens

Australians ought to be shocked that Prime Minister John Howard has fallen into line behind US President George Bush in advocating nuclear power and undermining the nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT), Australian Greens energy spokesperson Senator Christine Milne said today.
"The Howard and Bush governments want to sell nuclear reactor technology and uranium to India, a non-signatory to the NPT and which is already building a fast breeder reactor and has rejected international inspections," Senator Milne said in Canberra.

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Asia-Pacific climate meeting fails crucial tests

After criticising the Kyoto Protocol for not going far enough the Australian government has failed to deliver any concrete measure to reduce greenhouse gases from the Asia-Pacific climate pact meeting, the Australian Greens said today.

"Given that all of the proposed taskforces and the technology transfer being discussed could all be achieved under the Clean Development Mechanism of the Kyoto Protocol, why are Australia and the United States continuing to refuse to ratify the protocol?" Australian Greens climate change spokesperson Senator Christine Milne said in Sydney.

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Greens alarmed by nuclear focus at Asia-Pacific climate pact meeting

The Asia-Pacific climate pact meeting in Sydney is living up to the worst fears of environmentalists, namely that it is a sham to window-dress a meeting of resource deals, Australian Greens climate change spokesperson Senator Christine Milne said today.

"News today that the United States is backing Australia in exporting uranium to China merely confirms the assertion that the climate pact is nothing more than the Asia-Pacific partnership for the export of coal and uranium to China and India," Senator Milne said in Sydney.

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Coal and uranium wrong focus for climate pact

The first meeting of the Asia-Pacific climate pact will test whether Prime Minister John Howard and his government are committed to make the difficult decisions needed to address climate change, Australian Greens climate change spokesperson Senator Christine Milne said today.
 
"The world will be watching what the United States and Australia come up with in Sydney this week," Senator Milne said in Hobart.
 

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PM must rule out nuclear energy for Australia

Proposed study a diversion ahead of Montreal climate talks
The Australian Greens today called on Prime Minister John Howard to rule out nuclear energy as an option for Australia.
 
Australian Greens energy spokesperson Senator Christine Milne said the proposed $1 million study was a diversion thrown up by the government to hide its failure to develop a robust, serious response to climate change.
 
"Prime Minister John Howard must rule out nuclear energy for Australia," Senator Milne said in Canberra.
 

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Nuclear a fool's gold for climate change

Australia must not follow Blair
 
British Prime Minister Tony Blair's plans to expand nuclear power are deeply troubling, particularly coming on the eve of international climate talks, Australian Greens climate change spokesperson Christine Milne said today.
 
 "Nuclear and uranium mining interests are talking up nuclear power as a solution to climate change but it nothing more than fool's gold," Senator Milne said in Hobart.
 

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Northern Territory Legislative Assembly resolution on a proposed nuclear waste dump

DOCUMENTSNorthern Territory Legislative Assembly Senator MILNE (Tasmania) (3.58 p.m.)-I also rise to note the document from the Speaker of the Legislative Assembly of the Northern Territory reporting to the house the motion in the Northern Territory, together with the Hansard record. Firstly, I rise to express my disappointment that the Minister for the Environment and Heritage is not present for this debate this afternoon. I want to remind Senator Ian Campbell that in the lead-up to the last election he said: 'Absolutely no.

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