This has been discussed in various threads but there still seems to be some conjecture over what the leaders are saying.
From my understanding, at this very moment:
*Rudd's stand is that he wants the 'No New Mines' policy changed to give States the discretion to mine or not. (This doesn't necessarily mean the Nat Committee will endorse his policy, but highly likely)
*QLD's Beattie and WA's Cartpenter have said they will not allow mining if it was up to them.
*SA's Rann is actively marketing for the industry in SA and policy change. He's out there with a spade digging as we speak.
*NT's Martin has said that if it was up to her, she wouldn't allow it, but NTs mining laws are under Fed control, so it's open.
Now, if this is going to be made 'policy' at the end of the month, there are some clear implications for U explorers/developers in the country.
SA will start processing mining applications immediately, while QLD and WA will probably formalise State policy to prevent U mining in their States. NT no change.
How this will effect individual company's with tennaments located in the above locations is up for discussion.
References for the above:
Beattie aims to rule out uranium mining - http://news.ninemsn.com.au/article.aspx?id=257969
U-turn on uranium policy - QUEENSLAND'S brief flirtation with uranium mining is over.
Carpenter stands tough on no uranium mining policy - http://www.abc.net.au/news/newsitems...3/s1880102.htm
News: Rann will lobby to change uranium policy - http://www.ministers.sa.gov.au/news.php?id=1433