TO FEDERAL PARTY LEADERS - FEDERAL ELECTION ISSUE
or e-mail federal leaders of political parties.
Let them know this is a Federal Election issue (sample
letter below). It is very
important to include date, your address, name and signature.
Hon. John Howard MP
C/- Parliament House,
is an email form at
Hon. Kim Beazley MP
of the Opposition
C/- The Senate
CANBERRA. ACT. 2600.
N. Stott Despoja
C/- The Senate
- now that the outcome of the leadership ballot is announced (7/4/2001)
write to Senator Stott Despoja as new leader of the Democrats.
WRITE OR SPEAK TO YOUR LOCAL, FEDERAL MP
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Federal Election Issue
'Food Irradiation in Australia'
of foodstuffs in Australia is totally unacceptable to me on the
Irradiation does not necessarily kill all the micro-organisms that can cause illness, and it can leave
intact the toxins they produce.
Used at the last stage of production, irradiation masks
dirty processing and handling methods, and unacceptably high
levels of bacterial contamination prior to "treatment".
Significant loss of vitamins and essential nutrients.
Risks to health from eating irradiated food.
Risks to health and the environment from highly radioactive
view of the foregoing, effective methods other than irradiation should
be investigated in relation to sterilisation and disinfestation.
also insist that Australia does not turn to E-Beam Accelerators as an
alternative, as the effects on foods from this form of irradiation are
indistinguishable from that caused by gamma rays (i.e. Cobalt 60 or
Precautionary Principle should apply to food irradiation.
I look forward to receiving a clear and unequivocal reply
on your Party's position on the issue of food irradiation.
I ask that you make a clear and unequivocal public statement
in regard to same.
your letter to Mr. Beazley, you may like to remind him that Labor has a
stated Anti-Nuclear Policy)