The Greens candidate attended. The LNP have remained tight lipped about their uranium mining policy, while the Labor party in QLD are maintaining a ban on mining, but not exploration for uranium.
That’s one big barrel of radioactive waste!
To find out more about the nuclear polices of the parties check out our leaflet here.
A giant radioactive waste barrel will be set up in near campaign offices in Ashgrove this Wednesday in a pre-election call to all parties to commit to legislating a ban on uranium mining in this state.
“Queenslanders have a strong and proud history of opposition to uranium mining,” states Friends of the Earth spokesperson RobinTaubenfeld/or other!!.
“We will be visiting Ashgrove this week to signal to both major parties that we will do whatever it takes to ensure that uranium is never again mined in our state.”
“Uranium mining in Australia provides minimal financial benefit, creating less revenue than wine or cheese… at great cost”
“All Australian uranium ends up as either radioactive waste, or nuclear fallout, and every uranium mine is a radioactive waste dump with the potential to contaminate our waterways, endanger wildlife and threaten the health of our communities.”
“We can ensure that Queensland never fuels a Fukushima or poisons the Great Artesian Basin with uranium mining, by legislating a ban on uranium mining now.”
Friends of the Earth has invited the candidates for Ashgrove to present their position on the issues and will be handing out information on all major parties’ positions on uranium mining as part of the action.
For more information: Friends of the Earth Brisbane, Peace Anti-Nuclear and Clean Energy (PACE) Collective: 0411 118 737