Labor to overturn uranium ban

LABOR'S national conference has voted to overturn a long-standing ban on uranium sales to India.

Delegates endorsed Prime Minister Julia Gillard's view that Australia should export uranium to India, with 206 delegates voting in favour and 185 opposing it.

Moving a motion to change the party's policy platform on the issue, Ms Gillard said approving the plan would boost trade and enhance Australia's relationship with India.

"We are at the right time in the history of the world to seize a new era of opportunity in this, the Asian century," she said.

"We need to make sure that across our regions we have the strongest possible relationships we can, including with the world's largest democracy, India."


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