List of inquiries into uranium mining in Australia

Radium Hill, a former minesite in South Australia which operated from 1906 until 1961.[1] It was Australia's first uranium mine,[2] years before the country's next major mines at Rum Jungle in the Northern Territory (opened in 1950), and the Mary Kathleen mine in Queensland (1958).[3]

This is a List of Australian inquiries and reports relating to uranium mining issues.[4]


For several decades uranium mining has been a major part of the Australian political landscape, with opposition groups citing the wide ranging environmental impacts, indigenous land access and nuclear proliferation as reasons for ceasing or restricting the industry. The debate has resulted in limitations on mining and export activities, with Federal and State governments occasionally flip-flopping on public policy. In the meantime, mining companies have pursued exploration activities, and in some instances stockpiled mined ore.


See also


  1. "Welcome". Radium Hill Historical Association. Retrieved 27 July 2009.
  2. "Radium Hill, SA". Retrieved 27 July 2009.
  3. "Australia's Uranium and Nuclear Power Prospects". World Nuclear Association. April 2009. Retrieved 24 July 2009.
  4. Major Commonwealth Inquiries and Reports relating to Uranium Mining
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