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    38 ft

    Panning shot around Labour Party Conference Hall
    50 ft

    Semi View Paul Keating??? (leftwing spokesman)
    56 ft

    Long and Semi Views Cough??? Whitlam on rostrum
    69 ft

    Semi Views Clyde Holding speaks
    104 ft

    Semi View Frank Muller (Uranium Moratorium Movement) speaks
    128 ft

    General and Semi Views Deputy Prime Minister Doug Anthony
    211 ft

    Close Up George Mckay (Uranium producers spokesman)
    261 ft

    "The committee has believed that there should be a moratorium on the development of new uranium mines in Australia at least between now and the next conference".

    "Conference is saying no to the new treatment of mining and uranium to it's processing and that in our view once that decision is taken that moratorium starts now. It means that any company National or International that wants to involve itself in the mining process or export of uranium as from this day does so at it's own risk and such company having been told quite specifically and quite categorically what the view of this movement is if it decides to enter into any contractual arrangement then it does so at it's own risk, any such arrangement will be repudiated by a Labour Government and the loss will fall where it lies".

    "Yes we're calling on the government to declare a moratorium to follow the moral lead taken by the Labour Party, however, we also call upon??? Australian people and Australian Trade Unionists to take whatever action they can in their work places to ensure that the moratorium sticks to ensure that no exports no mining goes ahead and ensures that people have their democratic right to have a say on this matter".

    "Well it is a disastrous policy and I've got to be very firm about that. if you've had the opportunity of travelling around the world and in this trip to less developed countries in our region they are desperate??? to have plans to assure the increase in energy requirements of those countries. If we were to refuse to develop our uranium nothing would produce greater tensions for Australia.

    :"As far as Mr. ???Whitelam is concerned, Mr. Holding is concerned, Mr. Keating is concerned, all of these people, Mr. Hawke, have it one stage said that we should go ahead with the development of uranium".

    "I understand though that if the Labour Party are going to make decisions like this in opposition the credibility for the Labour Party to be an alternative Government is brought in to focus".

    "I believe this decision was made last night on grounds of political expediency and not on matters of rational and logic. I think that within the ACTU there are people who are far more pragmatic??? and logical about this situation and one would hope that they would overturn this decision".


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