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Former Prime Minister Bob Hawke said of mining yellowcake "My heart says no, but my head says yes."

Currently there are two operational uranium mines in Australia - Olympic Dame in South Australia and Ranger in the Northern Territory.

North Ltd. is to open another mine at Jabiluka amid much protest as the mine is within the boundaries of Kakadu National Park. A major shareholder in Norths Ltd is the first bank in Australia, Westpac. They have copped some flak from the Greenies as Westpac has a green charter that the Greenies feel they, the bank, are not living up to.

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