04 Dec '11, 2am

Australia votes to lift India uranium ban

Australia votes to lift India uranium ban

SYDNEY: Australia's ruling Labor party voted to lift its long-standing ban on exporting uranium to India Sunday following a passionate debate on nuclear proliferation and environmental fears. The change, proposed by Prime Minister Julia Gillard, was agreed by delegates at Labor's national policy summit by 206 votes to 185, after a lengthy argument which saw strong views put both for and against. Gillard argued that it was neither rational nor intellectually defensible to sell uranium to rising powers such as China and not to India, "the world's largest democracy" and a fast-growing nation of increasing global clout. Though Canberra exports uranium to China, Japan, Taiwan and the United States, India has been excluded because New Delhi is not a signatory to the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty as historically required by Labor. "Let's just face facts here -- our refusal to ...

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