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Think twice before fuelling Indian nukes: Greens

The Greens have warned the Howard Government against uranium exports to India, after the United States Senate approved a nuclear deal between India and the US.

"The pressure will now come on Canberra to ramp up uranium exports to India, a nuclear weapons state which refuses to sign the Non-Proliferation Treaty," said Senator Rachel Siewert.

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WA takes a step toward a green energy future

WA Legislative Council passes a Greens (WA) bill for a 20% renewable energy target

The WA Legislative Council today passed the Greens 'WA Renewable Energy Targets' (WARET) legislation with the support of the Liberal and National Parties.

Senator Rachel Siewert has congratulated Paul Llewellyn MLC (Greens member for the South-West) for the result, which has been more than a year in the making.

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All I Want for World Environment Day is….

"With a third of mammal species in Australia's arid regions now extinct, the 2006 Desertification theme for World Environment Day is highly appropriate. Australia has an appalling record on endangered and threatened species. Dealing with this issue has to be the top of the wish list this year".

 

Australian Greens Environment spokesperson, Senator Siewert, today called for urgent action on desertification – serious land degradation in arid and semi arid regions – in the lead up to World Environment Day this Monday June 5th.

 

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Truth in food labelling

There is a clear difference between the views and concerns expressed by consumers over genetically modified crops - and the presence of GM products or additives in the food chain - and the views of the industry.This is obviously a complicated issue with much unknown, made all the more fraught by the relationship between research funding and the interests of the industry involved - and claims and counter-claims.

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