Uranium mining and exports

Doctors slam uranium miner over junk science on radiation safety: Statement issued by MAPW, 1 May 2012

The Medical Association for Prevention of War has released a statement signed by 45 medical doctors calling on uranium mining company Toro Energy to stop promoting the view that low-level radiation is beneficial to human health. Toro Energy, which plans to mine uranium at Wiluna in WA and has interests in uranium exploration ventures in the NT and SA, has sponsored speaking tours by contr

Campaign for nuclear free NSW, speech: Feb 22 2012

Notes for a speech given by Yukiko Hirano from the "311 campaign for nuclear free group" at a rally outside NSW parliament called in response to the attempts by the current NSW government to overturn the 26 year old ban against uranium exploration and mining in that state.

Yokohama conference: thousands call for end to nuclear power

The Global Conference for a Nuclear Power Free World, held in Yokohama Japan 14-15 January, was attended by 11,500 people from over 30 countries, with over 100,000 watching via web stream.

Australian participants included MAPW's Dr Margaret Beavis. Mr.

Selling uranium to India: an ICAN and MAPW joint media release, 4 December 2011

Labor sells out on nuclear non-proliferation, a joint media release from MAPW and ICANi on 4 December, following the ALP conference decision to sell uranium to India.

Uranium sales to India: Health and environment groups write to ALP delegates November 2011

2-page letter to ALP National Conference 2011 delegates, on the proposed sale of uranium to India.

Is selling uranium to India legal?

The International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (ICANi) has received legal advice casting doubt on the legality of Julia Gillard's proposal that the Australian government should sell uranium to India.

Illegality of uranium sales to India. November 2011

A two page briefing paper by Tim Wright summarising the legal opinion on uranium sales to India provided to ICAN by Professor Donald Rothwell of ANU.

Uranium sales to India: legal advice

Formal legal opinion provided to ICAN by Professor Don Rothwell from the Australian National University states that the South Pacific Nuclear Free Zone Treaty prohibits Australia from selling uranium to countries that have not accepted full-scope safeguards.

Uranium sales to India: 2010 fact sheet

2010 4-page fact sheet written by Dr Jim Green for the Nuclear Awareness Project, funded by the MAPW Peace Fund.

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