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Maybe Uranium should be left in the ground

The Queensland government intends to ask the people what they think about lifting the state ban on uranium mining, so we decided we'd help them out and posted our weekly poll on just that subject.

No doubt they will get more than the 497 responses that we did, but I like to think we get quality as well as quantity.

There is obviously a lot of Greens interest in this. When you look at our sample by voting intention the figures are:

First_Pref

Total

Bob Katter's Australian Party

7%

Democrats

1%

Family First

1%

Greens

29%

Independent

3%

Labor

21%

Liberal National Party

37%

One Nation

0%

Other

1%

Grand Total

100%

To put the figures into perspective the Greens received 7.53% of the vote at the last state election, the Australian Party 11.53%, Labor 26.6% and LNP 49.66%. 

So, to get a better idea of where support for lifting the ban might lie I adjusted our results to reflect voting intentions at the last election and put them into the table below alongside the sample results. I reckon that support for lifting the ban therefore lies somewhere between 36% and 48%, while opposition lies between 56% and 43%.

Lift_Ban

Sample totals

Adjusted totals

Strongly agree

24%

32%

Agree

12%

16%

Neither agree nor disagree

6%

6%

Disagree

9%

10%

Strongly disagree

47%

33%

Unsure

2%

3%

Grand Total

100%

100%

Total agree

36%

48%

Total disagree

56%

43%

Net agree

-20%

5%

Support or opposition for the proposition by party was:

 

Lift_Ban

Bob Katter's Australian Party

Greens

Labor

Liberal National Party

Strongly agree

23%

5%

12%

49%

Agree

23%

2%

11%

19%

Neither agree nor disagree

3%

3%

5%

8%

Disagree

23%

3%

12%

7%

Strongly disagree

27%

84%

55%

15%

Unsure

0%

2%

4%

2%

Grand Total

100%

100%

100%

100%

Total agree

47%

8%

23%

68%

Total disagree

50%

87%

67%

22%

Net agree

-3%

-80%

-44%

46%

That's enough tables. I'll do a second post to run through the qual, which is where all the gold, as well as the uranium, is.

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+1 #1 RE: Maybe Uranium should be left in the groundRobert Ball 2012-10-02 21:35
Happy to see the majority feel as I do about this issue.
Leave it in the ground!
Like Pig Iron Bob sending iron to the pre-war Japs who returned in kind during the Pacific War 41-45, let's not send Uranium to those who may become our enemies and also return our Uranium in kind at some future time.
 
 
0 #2 RE: Maybe Uranium should be left in the groundFaustino 2012-10-02 22:03
68% of LNP voters support uranium mining. Given the landslide LNP victory, that suggests strong support in the community at large.
 
 
0 #3 RE: Maybe Uranium should be left in the groundDavid Huggett 2012-10-02 22:55
Radioactivity can't be seen, heard, tasted, smelt or felt, but it is deadly to all life. Consequently it is a boon for money-grubbing ignorant opportunists whose only concern is making a quick buck.

Most people haven't realised yet that the Fukushima catastrophe was an event which has already ensured that the future of the human race and all life on this beautiful planet will be cancerous and mutated for billions of years to come - in other words, for eternity.
 
 
+1 #4 MrsMary Jenkina 2012-10-03 00:21
What about the trhreat to workers? Digging it out and trasportation all put communities and families at risk. How much water will any process use? The waste has not been resolved . Uranium is an industry that threatens world peace.It should be left in the ground, it is bad Karma.
 
 
0 #5 MrsMary Jenkina 2012-10-03 00:25
the corporations that want to export uranium will not be on the ground to be exposed to any threats to health while digging it up and transporting it. They will not be responsible for where the uranium goes or how it will be used. All they are concerned about it profit. Leave it in the ground
 
 
0 #6 Re: % of LNP 'voters'Greg Wood 2012-10-03 03:40
@ faustino
68% of LNP voters may well support uranium mining. However these poll results support the premise that a lot of non-LNP voters voted LNP at the last election.

Accordingly it is pertinent to ask whether the LNP will be silly (arrogant) enough to add another panel to their rapidly manifesting electoral coffin by opening up Qld to Uranium mining.