Ferguson urges Labor to back uranium mining

Ferguson urges Labor to back uranium mining

Federal Opposition energy spokesman Martin Ferguson says Australia should treat the export of uranium as it would any other resource.

Mr Ferguson is leading the push for Labor to dump its “no new uranium mines” policy at the party’s national conference next year.

He has told Channel 10 that Australia is in the middle of a major resources boom, exporting coal, gas and iron ore, and uranium should be part of that.

“Without a change in policy by 2013, Australia is the biggest uranium export nation in the world with the biggest mine in the world,” he said.

“It is a resource to be sold in the international market, just like any other resource.”

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