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Labor attempts to sneak nuclear waste dump under the radar

Labor's attempt to pass widely-opposed nuclear waste dump legislation under the cover of their leadership squabble is cynical and shameless, the Australian Greens said today.

Greens spokesperson for nuclear issues Senator Scott Ludlam said Labor wants to pass the National Radioactive Waste Management Bill behind the fog of the leadership dispute because the law is "completely rotten".

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Nuclear subs a multi-billion dollar dead-end

The Greens today vowed to oppose any future move to purchase nuclear submarines for the Australian navy.

Senator for Western Australia Scott Ludlam said the Greens welcomed Labor's opposition to purchasing nuclear submarines but were alarmed by the Coalition's reported plan to ‘consider the nuclear option'.

"Coalition figures have reportedly said Tony Abbott will consider purchasing nuclear submarines if in government. This idea is defective on every point.

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Office of the Supervising Scientist

Additional Estimates - Economics Committee - Tuesday 14 February 2011 - Office of the Supervising Scientist

CHAIR: Thank you, Mr Bailey. I now call the office of the supervising scientist. Welcome, Mr McAllister. Would you like to make an opening statement?

Mr McAllister : No, there is nothing from me.

Senator LUDLAM: Thanks for coming down. We do not have you for very long. Please pass on the committee's best wishes to Mr Hughes, who, I understand, is unable to be here for health reasons.

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O’Farrell’s 180 degrees on uranium a toxic turn

The New South Wales Government appears poised to commit a random act of colossal stupidity, following reports that the NSW Cabinet will move to overturn the state's 26-year uranium ban.

Greens spokesperson on nuclear affairs Senator Scott Ludlam said Premier Barry O'Farrell should stick to the position he held before being lobbied by the uranium industry and Federal ALP minister Martin Ferguson.

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Greens push review of EFIC as police probe company backed by Government

The Greens have called for a review of the Export Finance and Insurance Corporation's processes as the Australian Federal Police investigate an Australian operation in Iraq backed by the body.

Greens Senator for Western Australia Scott Ludlam said the AFP investigation had prompted a leading company lawyer to suggest Australian authorities had been lax in their approach to Australian businesses overseas.

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