Petition: Queensland LNP : Stop Uranium Mining
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Queensland Liberal National Party

Petition: Queensland LNP : Stop Uranium Mining

    1. Chantal de Vere
    2. Petition by

      Chantal de Vere

      Kallangur, Australia

I want there to be a country for the future. Uranium mining is more dangerous to our environment than any other type of mining. The tailings from the mine is highly toxic and the yellow cake once used becomes extremely problematic. Uranium mining is stealing our heritage. Economically this is not sound as the mine life itself is limited while the impact is permanent. Mines do not employ thousands of people. Please sign this and let our voices be heard once again on this issue of Uranium mining. We cannot allow this to happen, this is a slide into the past where ignorance on these issues could be forgiven. But not now. We know better and we must do better with our choices. We really do only have one life to live and one planet to live it on.

Recent signatures

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    1. Reached 250 signatures
    2. Townsville have the right idea

      Chantal de Vere
      Petition Organizer

      PROTESTERS have vowed to do whatever it takes to prevent the Ben Lomond uranium mine from opening west of Townsville, including court action and picket lines.

      The State Government announced an end to the 30-year-old uranium mining ban on Monday, less than two weeks after Premier Campbell Newman assured conservationists he had no plans to do so.

      Environment organisations have pledged to campaign against the expansion of the uranium industry.

    3. Reached 100 signatures
    4. Barnaby Joyce - well if he thinks its a good idea it must be.

      Chantal de Vere
      Petition Organizer

      OUTSPOKEN Senator Barnaby Joyce has put nuclear power on the LNP's agenda in the lead-up to the next federal election following Queensland's decision to resume uranium mining.
      Queensland Deputy Premier Jeff Seeney yesterday told a business lunch that if the Federal Government was prepared to increase exports of uranium, then Queensland must seize the export opportunity.
      Senator Joyce applauded the decision but went further, asking if it was OK to export uranium, then why was it not right to use yellowcake for nuclear power in Australia.
      "Let's be honest, if you think nuclear energy is immoral, why on earth are you exporting uranium?" he said during a brief visit to Brisbane.
      "If we are fair dinkum about reducing carbon emissions, and we want to have a minimum carbon emission form of power, then uranium is where it's going to be."
      He said he would welcome a debate on nuclear power in Australia as would many of those in government.

    5. 11 October - no plans to mine Uranium

      Chantal de Vere
      Petition Organizer

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    6. Will royalties pay for the land we can't use?

      Chantal de Vere
      Petition Organizer

      HE State Government's snap decision to overturn a 23-year ban on uranium mining paves the way for an $18 billion industry, thousands of jobs and $900 million in royalties.

      Premier Campbell Newman's announcement yesterday came just 11 days after writing to the Australian Conservation Foundation saying he had "no plans to approve the development of uranium in Queensland".

      Green groups have slammed the move, labelling it dangerous, rushed and made with little or no consultation.

    7. Reached 50 signatures
    8. ABC NEWS - BACK FLIP BY NEWMAN

      Chantal de Vere
      Petition Organizer

      Queensland Premier Campbell Newman has announced he is ending the state's decades-long ban on uranium mining.

      The State Government decision reverses the position Mr Newman's Liberal National Party took to the election in March.

      Uranium has not been mined in Queensland since the closure of the Mary Kathleen mine in the state's north-west in 1982.

      State Cabinet made the decision while meeting today in the southern border town of Goondiwindi.

      The Queensland Resources Council says the state holds about $18 billion worth of known uranium reserves, mostly in the north-west.

      Mr Newman says the decision to lift the ban was partially prompted by Prime Minister Julia Gillard's recent support for uranium sales to India.

      "With the Prime Minister's statement about uranium exports to India, there is no earthly reason why Queenslanders should miss out on the economic opportunities and the jobs from uranium mining in this state," he said.

      He says the resumption of mining will be overseen by a

    Supporters

    Reasons for signing

    • michelle basile ST. CATHARINES, CANADA
      • 9 months ago

      I worry about the environment

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    • denise sawyer MALENY, AUSTRALIA
      • over 1 year ago

      Would like the kids of the future to have a safe one.

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    • lonnie Nielsen KINGSTON, AUSTRALIA
      • over 1 year ago

      leave it in the ground where it is safe

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    • Steven Palmer AUSTRALIA
      • over 1 year ago

      Irreversible damage. Highly volatile risk.

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    • Patricia O'Brien TARRAGINDI, AUSTRALIA
      • over 1 year ago

      This is crazy.

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