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Australian opposition anger at India-Canada uranium deal

Australian opposition anger at India-Canada uranium deal

Posted 18 November 2009, 20:37 AEDT

Australia's federal opposition is complaining of what it calls a colossal missed opportunity for Australia, after it was revealsed that Canada is soon to resume uranium sales to India.

The Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper has visited New Delhi to sign a series of agreements on trade and energy, and he has also announced a new civilian nuclear deal with India, which will include big new uranium sales.

India has been asking for Australian uranium for years, but the government of Prime Minister Kevin Rudd has a ban in place preventing any sales.

Presenter: Jeff Waters

Stephen Harper, Canadian Prime Minister; Manmohan Singh, Indian Prime Minister; Julie Bishop, Opposition Australian Foreign Affairs spokeswoman

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