Media Release November 29, 2012

No Uranium Campaign Takes Off as Qld Parliament Rises

 

Brisbane, Townsville and Cairns will be taking to the streets today – the last sitting day of Queensland Parliament – to voice their united concerns about the Newman government’s backflip on uranium mining. 

 

“Today marks both the last sitting day of the Queensland Parliament for this year and the beginning of region-wide public action to oppose the opening of uranium mines in this state, says Queensland Nuclear Free Alliance spokesperson Robin Taubenfeld.

 

“Uranium is a toxic industry.  Regional communities in the north: Townsville, Mt Isa and the Gulf region in particular face the real threat of radioactive contamination of waterways, hazards in transportation of uranium via road, rail or through ports, and risks to workers health if uranium mining goes ahead.”

 

“The government will be using this summer break time to prepare its Uranium Implementation plan to release to the public next year. 

 

The Nuclear Free Alliance will be using this time to consolidate our across the state campaign to ensure that no uranium mining plan will ever be implemented in this state.”

 

No Uranium actions:  THURSDAY NOVEMBER 29

Brisbane:  Rally & March to Parliament with Queensland UNCUT

Place: Reddacliff Place (Cnr George & Queen Sts)

Time:  5pm

More info: Qld Nuclear Free Alliance: 0411 118 737

 

Townsville: Rally to keep Queensland uranium-free

Place: Amphitheatre behind the Riverway Arts Centre,

Village Boulevarde (off Riverway Drive),

                               Thuringowa

Time:  4.45pm start – 5.45pm

More info:  North Qld Conservation Council: (07) 4771 6226

 

Cairns:      No uranium mines action
Place: Esplanade Lagoon area, Cairns

Time: 5pm

More info: Cairns & Far North Environment Council: (07) 4032 1746

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