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senate vote 2006-09-14#2

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  • The majority voted against a [http://www.openaustralia.org/senate/?id=2006-09-14.27.2 motion] introduced by Greens Senator [http://publicwhip-rails.openaustraliafoundation.org.au/mp.php?mpn=Christine_Milne&mpc=Senate&house=senate Christine Milne], which means that it was rejected. The motion was:
  • ''That the Senate-''
  • ''(a) notes that:''
  • ''(i) 27 September 2006 is the 50th anniversary of the first of the nuclear tests at [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Maralinga Maralinga],''
  • ''(ii) the [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/British_nuclear_tests_at_Maralinga nuclear tests] resulted in [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fallout fallout] over most of Australia, and especially contaminated great tracts of traditional land, transforming an independent and physically-wide ranging people into a semi-static and dependent group, the damage being radiological, psycho-social and cultural,''
  • ''(iii) the [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Royal_Commission_into_British_nuclear_tests_in_Australia Royal Commission into British Nuclear Tests in Australia] concluded that, at Maralinga, ‘attempts to ensure Aboriginal safety’ during the tests ‘demonstrate ignorance, incompetence and cynicism on the part of those responsible for that safety’,''
  • ''(iv) the test site remains radioactive and that there are unresolved issues about compensation for the traditional owners,''
  • ''(v) approximately 16 000 servicemen exposed to radiation during the tests never received recognition of hazardous service and survivors receive limited ongoing support, and the high mortality and illness rates of these men have not yet been adequately acknowledged or explained,''
  • ''(vi) the Government breached its own standards for the disposal of long-lived [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Radioactive_waste radioactive waste] disposal by burying [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Plutonium plutonium]-contaminated debris in shallow, unlined trenches,''
  • ''(vii) the [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Australian_Radiation_Protection_and_Nuclear_Safety_Agency Australian Radiation Protection and Nuclear Safety Agency] described the ‘clean-up’ as marred by a ‘host of indiscretions, short-cuts and cover-ups’, and''
  • ''(viii) the radioactive waste legacy will inevitably be a cost unfairly borne by future Australians; and''
  • ''(b) calls on the Government to recommit to international nuclear non-proliferation, including ruling out the export of Australian uranium to countries that are not signatories to the [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nuclear_Non-Proliferation_Treaty Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty] and ruling out the development of [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Uranium_enrichment uranium enrichment] plants in Australia.''
  • The majority voted against a [motion](http://www.openaustralia.org/senate/?id=2006-09-14.27.2) introduced by Greens Senator [Christine Milne](http://publicwhip-rails.openaustraliafoundation.org.au/mp.php?mpn=Christine_Milne&mpc=Senate&house=senate), which means that it was rejected. The motion was:
  • _That the Senate-_
  • _(a) notes that:_
  • _(i) 27 September 2006 is the 50th anniversary of the first of the nuclear tests at [Maralinga](http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Maralinga),_
  • _(ii) the [nuclear tests](http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/British_nuclear_tests_at_Maralinga) resulted in [fallout](http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fallout) over most of Australia, and especially contaminated great tracts of traditional land, transforming an independent and physically-wide ranging people into a semi-static and dependent group, the damage being radiological, psycho-social and cultural,_
  • _(iii) the [Royal Commission into British Nuclear Tests in Australia](http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Royal_Commission_into_British_nuclear_tests_in_Australia) concluded that, at Maralinga, ‘attempts to ensure Aboriginal safety’ during the tests ‘demonstrate ignorance, incompetence and cynicism on the part of those responsible for that safety’,_
  • _(iv) the test site remains radioactive and that there are unresolved issues about compensation for the traditional owners,_
  • _(v) approximately 16 000 servicemen exposed to radiation during the tests never received recognition of hazardous service and survivors receive limited ongoing support, and the high mortality and illness rates of these men have not yet been adequately acknowledged or explained,_
  • _(vi) the Government breached its own standards for the disposal of long-lived [radioactive waste](http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Radioactive_waste) disposal by burying [plutonium](http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Plutonium)-contaminated debris in shallow, unlined trenches,_
  • _(vii) the [Australian Radiation Protection and Nuclear Safety Agency](http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Australian_Radiation_Protection_and_Nuclear_Safety_Agency) described the ‘clean-up’ as marred by a ‘host of indiscretions, short-cuts and cover-ups’, and_
  • _(viii) the radioactive waste legacy will inevitably be a cost unfairly borne by future Australians; and_
  • _(b) calls on the Government to recommit to international nuclear non-proliferation, including ruling out the export of Australian uranium to countries that are not signatories to the [Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty](http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nuclear_Non-Proliferation_Treaty) and ruling out the development of [uranium enrichment](http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Uranium_enrichment) plants in Australia._
senate vote 2006-09-14#2

Edited by mackay

on 2014-08-14 11:37:24

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  • Motions - Nuclear Tests at Maralinga - For non-proliferation and against export to non-Treaty states
  • Motions Nuclear Tests at Maralinga For nonproliferation and against export to nonTreaty states

Description

  • The majority voted against a [http://www.openaustralia.org/senate/?id=2006-09-14.27.2 motion] introduced by Greens Senator Christine Milne, which means that it was rejected. The motion was:
  • The majority voted against a [http://www.openaustralia.org/senate/?id=2006-09-14.27.2 motion] introduced by Greens Senator [http://publicwhip-rails.openaustraliafoundation.org.au/mp.php?mpn=Christine_Milne&mpc=Senate&house=senate Christine Milne], which means that it was rejected. The motion was:
  • ''That the Senate''
  • ''That the Senate-''
  • ''(a) notes that:''
  • ''(i) 27 September 2006 is the 50th anniversary of the first of the nuclear tests at [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Maralinga Maralinga],''
  • ''(ii) the [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/British_nuclear_tests_at_Maralinga nuclear tests] resulted in [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fallout fallout] over most of Australia, and especially contaminated great tracts of traditional land, transforming an independent and physically-wide ranging people into a semi-static and dependent group, the damage being radiological, psycho-social and cultural,''
  • ''(iii) the [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Royal_Commission_into_British_nuclear_tests_in_Australia Royal Commission into British Nuclear Tests in Australia] concluded that, at Maralinga, ‘attempts to ensure Aboriginal safety’ during the tests ‘demonstrate ignorance, incompetence and cynicism on the part of those responsible for that safety’,''
  • ''(iv) the test site remains radioactive and that there are unresolved issues about compensation for the traditional owners,''
  • ''(v) approximately 16 000 servicemen exposed to radiation during the tests never received recognition of hazardous service and survivors receive limited ongoing support, and the high mortality and illness rates of these men have not yet been adequately acknowledged or explained,''
  • ''(vi) the Government breached its own standards for the disposal of long-lived [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Radioactive_waste radioactive waste] disposal by burying [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Plutonium plutonium]-contaminated debris in shallow, unlined trenches,''
  • ''(vii) the [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Australian_Radiation_Protection_and_Nuclear_Safety_Agency Australian Radiation Protection and Nuclear Safety Agency] described the ‘clean-up’ as marred by a ‘host of indiscretions, short-cuts and cover-ups’, and''
  • ''(viii) the radioactive waste legacy will inevitably be a cost unfairly borne by future Australians; and''
  • ''(b) calls on the Government to recommit to international nuclear non-proliferation, including ruling out the export of Australian uranium to countries that are not signatories to the [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nuclear_Non-Proliferation_Treaty Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty] and ruling out the development of [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Uranium_enrichment uranium enrichment] plants in Australia.''
  • ''(b) calls on the Government to recommit to international nuclear non-proliferation, including ruling out the export of Australian uranium to countries that are not signatories to the [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nuclear_Non-Proliferation_Treaty Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty] and ruling out the development of [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Uranium_enrichment uranium enrichment] plants in Australia.''
senate vote 2006-09-14#2

Edited by mackay

on 2014-08-14 11:37:00

Title

  • Nuclear Tests at Maralinga
  • Motions - Nuclear Tests at Maralinga - For non-proliferation and against export to non-Treaty states

Description

  • <p class="speaker">Christine Milne</p>
  • <p>I move:</p>
  • <dl><dt></dt><dd>That the Senate&#8212;<dl><dt>(a)</dt><dd>notes that:<dl><dt>(i)</dt><dd>27 September 2006 is the 50th anniversary of the first of the nuclear tests at Maralinga,</dd><dt>(ii)</dt><dd>the nuclear tests resulted in fallout over most of Australia, and especially contaminated great tracts of traditional land, transforming an independent and physically-wide ranging people into a semi-static and dependent group, the damage being radiological, psycho-social and cultural,</dd><dt>(iii)</dt><dd>the Royal Commission into British Nuclear Tests in Australia concluded that, at Maralinga, &#8216;attempts to ensure Aboriginal safety&#8217; during the tests &#8216;demonstrate ignorance, incompetence and cynicism on the part of those responsible for that safety&#8217;,</dd><dt>(iv)</dt><dd>the test site remains radioactive and that there are unresolved issues about compensation for the traditional owners,</dd><dt>(v)</dt><dd>approximately 16 000 servicemen exposed to radiation during the tests never received recognition of hazardous service and survivors receive limited ongoing support, and the high mortality and illness rates of these men have not yet been adequately acknowledged or explained,</dd><dt>(vi)</dt><dd>the Government breached its own standards for the disposal of long-lived radioactive waste disposal by burying plutonium-contaminated debris in shallow, unlined trenches,</dd><dt>(vii)</dt><dd>the Australian Radiation Protection and Nuclear Safety Agency described the &#8216;clean-up&#8217; as marred by a &#8216;host of indiscretions, short-cuts and cover-ups&#8217;, and</dd><dt>(viii)</dt><dd>the radioactive waste legacy will inevitably be a cost unfairly borne by future Australians; and</dd></dl></dd><dt>(b)</dt><dd>calls on the Government to recommit to international nuclear non-proliferation, including ruling out the export of Australian uranium to countries that are not signatories to the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty and ruling out the development of uranium enrichment plants in Australia.</dd></dl></dd></dl><p>Question put.</p>
  • The majority voted against a [http://www.openaustralia.org/senate/?id=2006-09-14.27.2 motion] introduced by Greens Senator Christine Milne, which means that it was rejected. The motion was:
  • ''That the Senate—''
  • ''(a) notes that:''
  • ''(i) 27 September 2006 is the 50th anniversary of the first of the nuclear tests at [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Maralinga Maralinga],''
  • ''(ii) the [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/British_nuclear_tests_at_Maralinga nuclear tests] resulted in [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fallout fallout] over most of Australia, and especially contaminated great tracts of traditional land, transforming an independent and physically-wide ranging people into a semi-static and dependent group, the damage being radiological, psycho-social and cultural,''
  • ''(iii) the [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Royal_Commission_into_British_nuclear_tests_in_Australia Royal Commission into British Nuclear Tests in Australia] concluded that, at Maralinga, attempts to ensure Aboriginal safety during the tests demonstrate ignorance, incompetence and cynicism on the part of those responsible for that safety’,''
  • ''(iv) the test site remains radioactive and that there are unresolved issues about compensation for the traditional owners,''
  • ''(v) approximately 16 000 servicemen exposed to radiation during the tests never received recognition of hazardous service and survivors receive limited ongoing support, and the high mortality and illness rates of these men have not yet been adequately acknowledged or explained,''
  • ''(vi) the Government breached its own standards for the disposal of long-lived [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Radioactive_waste radioactive waste] disposal by burying [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Plutonium plutonium]-contaminated debris in shallow, unlined trenches,''
  • ''(vii) the [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Australian_Radiation_Protection_and_Nuclear_Safety_Agency Australian Radiation Protection and Nuclear Safety Agency] described the clean-up as marred by a host of indiscretions, short-cuts and cover-ups, and''
  • ''(viii) the radioactive waste legacy will inevitably be a cost unfairly borne by future Australians; and''
  • ''(b) calls on the Government to recommit to international nuclear non-proliferation, including ruling out the export of Australian uranium to countries that are not signatories to the [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nuclear_Non-Proliferation_Treaty Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty] and ruling out the development of [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Uranium_enrichment uranium enrichment] plants in Australia.''