Friday, April 27, 2007
This Saturday April 27th, the 400 delegates to the Australian Labor Party National Conference will vote to discard or retain the long-standing No New Uranium Mines policy.
Join the public lobby to stop an expansion of uranium mining this Saturday 12-2pm.
We need to send a strong message to the ALP that we don't want a policy U-Turn.
No U-Turn: No expansion of uranium mining
The ALP's No New Mines policy recognises uranium is a unique mineral with drastic implications and risks. After fifty years in the global nuclear industry, there is still no safe way to store radioactive waste. Uranium deserves special status. The current policy recognises this and should be retained.
The vast majority of Australians do not want Australia to go further down the nuclear path. 66% of Australians believe there should be no new uranium mines opened in Australia, and 78% of ALP voters don't want new uranium mines in Australia or want uranium mining stopped altogether (Newspoll, 30 May 2006).
Uranium directly leads to radioactive waste and nuclear weapons. It is not clean, safe or needed. Leave it in the ground!
Uranium: No Solution to Climate Change
Australian people deserve a genuine alternative and strong leadership in the face of climate change. The argument put forward by the Howard Government that we need to expand Australia's nuclear industry to combat climate change is not credible. Nuclear power is too slow, too expensive and too dangerous to be an answer to climate change.
The ALP should continue to be part of the broad opposition to Howard's nuclear push. Any changes in this policy would create more similarities, rather then alternatives between the Coalition Government and the ALP.
Join the action to lobby the ALP Conference
Join community members from environment, community, peace and union groups to retain the ALP's uranium policy.
Join us Saturday, April 28th, 12-2pm for the Rally, Speakers and Public Lobby .
At Darling Harbour Convention Centre, front entrance