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Media Release
Senator the Hon Robert Hill
Leader of the Government in the Senate
Minister for the Environment

Government Corrects Senator Margetts


13 February 1997
(16/97)

WA Greens Senator Dee Margetts is wrong to suggest the Government supported her motion this morning relating to the proposed uranium mine at Jabiluka.

The Government did not support the motion. The Government voted against the motion and the Chair declared the vote carried on the voices.

The Government did not call a division in order to save time for Government business which is already under considerable pressure.

There has been no change in the Government's position on these matters.

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