God Bless Australia

China seeks nuclear material
By Paul Colgan and wires
09-08-2005
From: NEWS.com.au

Foreign Minister Alexander Downer said the Government was opening talks “on a nuclear co-operation agreement with China.”
He said the deal “will establish safeguards arrangements to ensure Australian uranium supplied to China is used exclusively for peaceful purposes.”

Australia controls 40 per cent of the world’s uranium resources, while China is the world’s second-largest consumer of energy after the US.

Source: news.com.au/story/0,10117,16201180-2,00.html

HA HA HA!!! :smiley:
Oh these Aussies, they’re a laugh a minute!!
Downer ALSO reminded the good people of Australia that it will be in the best interests of the country to export uranium to China, as it will bring “A LOT” of money into state coffers. That was just after reports that a free trade agreement or pact between Australia and China was as good as signed.
The issue here obviously is about money and damn the rest.
How groundbreaking.
On the other hand, it’s always good to see an Australian make an ass of himself. Stay tuned!

We sent iron to Japan before the second world war. It came back as bombs on Darwin and mini submarines in Sydney harbour and however many metal fragments and bullets all over the Pacific.

Damn, we get to sell and recycle, Ironman.

Still if the Aussie don’t sell it somebody else will. It’s not like China would not find another source, and as a nucear power already arms is not really an issue.

I don’t think the Chinese will be dropping nukes on Australia anytime soon.

Ah yes, the more things change the more they stay the same.

It must have been the extensive spy network that defector talked about. They have gotten to Downer.

Downer can’t get to Downer.

His left and right hemispheres make appointments but can’t agree on a meeting time.

so true ironman. the only man scarier when it comes to blinkered views on china is kevin rudd, labors foreign affairs man.

I thought a lot of the iron came over here and was used to restore the train network which had fallen into disrepair.