18 Feb 2009
Figures obtained by the Australian Greens reveal the high risk of mishap from the uranium industry at a time when the WA Government is trying to hose down the danger.
15 Feb 2009
Successful negotiations by the Australian Greens will soon see money flowing to Western Australian local councils, creating new jobs and improvements in local amenity.
09 Jan 2009
In response to the Crikey article Radioactive Waste for Christmas:
The Senate Inquiry into my bill to repeal Howard's Commonwealth Radioactive Waste Management Act 2005 received 103 submissions from organisations and individuals. Two public hearings held in Alice Springs and Canberra provided thoughtful and considered input to the Environment, Communication and the Arts Committee's deliberations and final report.
Overall, I would characterise the process as a very constructive one that pooled information and expertise, and encouraged constructive dialogue about a complicated and controversial issue which has rarely been given the space for open debate.
03 Dec 2008
Senator Ludlam delivers a speech in the Parliament on Uranium.
27 Nov 2008
Australian Greens Senator Scott Ludlam, and WA Greens MP Giz Watson, on A Current Affair talking about why Uranium mining, and the Nuclear industry is a bad idea.
06 Nov 2008
Anti-uranium campaigners will voice their opposition to the new WA Government's pro-uranium stance at Parliament House today as the new Parliament sits for the first time.
"The minority Liberal Government is on shaky ground and must not for a moment think that it has a mandate to push ahead with uranium mining in WA," Senator Scott Ludlam, Australian Greens Spokesperson on nuclear issues said.
03 Nov 2008
The Australian Greens today urged caution on fast tracking uranium mining in Western Australia, following reports that BHP is considering rapid development of WA's largest deposit at Yeelirrie.
"The world uranium spot price has collapsed since July last year, and yet the industry is still behaving as though their imaginary ‘nuclear renaissance' is actually happening," said Australian Greens nuclear spokesperson Senator Scott Ludlam.
31 Oct 2008
Photos courtesy Robin Chapple
27 Oct 2008
After a couple of recent conversations with heritage advocates it became clear that Commonwealth funding for Australia's cultural heritage places is in trouble. In fact, heritage protection in Australia just seems to be falling through the cracks.
Tuesday 21 October 2008
Senator LUDLAM—Yes, the clock is ticking. I will go through these fairly quickly and I will place on notice whatever is left at the end of the slot. I wanted to ask some fairly general questions at the outset on Commonwealth government expenditure on heritage. I am concerned more at the moment with human heritage and built heritage rather than natural. It appears from the budget statements that the comparable total heritage budget in 2001 was $57.6 million. In 2008 it was $45 million. Can you confirm that that is an accurate assessment and can you explain whether that is a significant reduction in core Heritage Division funding or whether funding has been displaced into different areas?
27 Oct 2008
A rare opportunity to speak directly with the Office of the Supervising Scientist, the regulators of uranium mining in the Alligator Rivers Region, which includes the Ranger and Jabiluka mineral leases in the NT.
Tuesday 21 October 2008
Senator LUDLAM—Welcome, Mr Hughes. I am glad that we got to you eventually. Thanks for coming all this way. Some of these are probably going to get technically fairly complex, so by all means we can put things on notice if you think it is going to take too much time to run through it in detail. Can you give us an overview of the environmental research and monitoring projects that are currently underway under the Supervising Scientist, and their costings, and give us an idea of what criteria you use, both in the OSS office but also in the Alligator Rivers Region Technical Committee, for setting your research project priorities?