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Last Update: Sunday, February 25, 2007. 3:13pm (AEDT)
Gillard backs uranium mining
Deputy Opposition Leader Julia Gillard has announced she will support a push to end Labor's ban on new uranium mines.
Ms Gillard is breaking ranks with other left-wing Labor MPs ahead of the ALP conference in April.
She says uranium mining creates jobs, so it should be allowed to expand.
"On the question of uranium, I've had to think about this and think about what position I would take at national conference, and really I've decided that I will support [Opposition Leader] Kevin [Rudd]'s position at national conference," she said.
"I'm for jobs, I'm for jobs, jobs, jobs, and I understand that the expansion of the uranium mining industry in this country will mean jobs."
Another small hurdle has been overcome......just the start (Mcrae was far left on the U issue in WA)
WA Environment minister Mcrae has resigned (read sacked) today