Tuesday, 25 November 2008

Greens call for uranium mining be reinstated

The WA Greens will move an urgency motion in the Upper House calling on the Government to immediately reinstate the ban on uranium mining in Western Australia.

The Premier, Colin Barnett, announced the ban had been formally lifted last week, and that mining leases would no longer contain a clause excluding uranium mining.

Greens MP Giz Watson says the Government does not have a mandate for its position, given that the Liberal Party only won 24 seats in the Lower House, compared with Labor's 28.

"They didn't win the election, let's get this clear.," she said.

"They formed a minority Government with the Nationals. Now the Nationals didn't run on a policy of open slather uranium mining in this state. The Nationals ran on a policy of royalties to regions."

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