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Rindall River National Park

Volume 177: debated on Monday 23 July 1990

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To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what information he has on the plans of the British company Rio Tinto Zinc to mine uranium in the Rindall River national park, Australia; whether he intends to make any representations to the company or the Australian Government about the likely effect on aboriginals in that area; and if he will make a statement.

Our information is that an Australian subsidiary of an Australian company in which Rio Tinto Zinc has an interest has been considering mining uranium in the Rudall River national park. The regulations of mining is a matter for the Australian Government.