Australian news, and some related international items

This month

For international news, go to nuclear-news 


Let’s keep an eye on what they’re up to:   NUCLEAR FUEL CYCLE ROYAL COMMISSION

see-this.waySymposium: The Dynamics of Possible Nuclear Extinction

Germany’s Renewable Energy Revolution

Websitesof the week

Nuclear Waste Storage Facility (Prohibition) Act 2000  – South Australia


Exposing the truth about thorium nuclear propaganda


 Vellentine,-JoName the sixteenth Western Australian federal electorate ‘Vallentine’ after pioneer anti nuclear Senator Jo Vallentine




sign-this Stop the shutdown of remote Aboriginal communities


sign-thisPeople can also contribute comments on this Royal Commission farce at
sign-thisNo uranium mine at Kintyre  


Nuke Your Guts Out (  Our Epic Future: Create It with Clean Energy



more detail  on  these at Action Australia and  Event details « Antinuclear


March 30 – Adelaide –  Solar by the People – Citizens Taking Climate Action

March 31 – Tweed Heads – Queensland – March in solidarity with remote Aboriginal communities in Western Australia

March – Melbourne  – City of Yarra, including International Women’s Day Free Exhibition: FIRST WORLD WAR WOMEN working for peace in Melbourne 1914 – 1919  

This is confronting. It is history that is not just history.

This series of panels illustrates and documents in the women’s own words a peace movement that confronts us even today.

If you think Australians supported the First World War, the idea of civil liberties is new, non-Aboriginal Australians were, in the main, racist and conformist, come and see FIRST WORLD WAR WOMEN working for peace in Melbourne 1914 – 1919.

-Mid April to Mid May 1915 – Kildara Centre

April 1 – Adelaide   COUNT ME IN!  how people power can protect nature and tackle climate change

April 6 – Perth - Waging Peace – film screening and Q & A with David Bradbury RSVP here

Anzac Day 2015 – Undeclared Frontier Wars Remembrance March, Canberra, ACT 25 Apr 201510:00 to 13:00

May 6 – Perth -  Environment Matters  -Old Mines – New Problems  RSVP Here: August 15-31 –  Fremantle – WANFA Art exhibition
community meeting






  1. Imagine a planet where our families were very moderate in size – we wouldn’t be using as much energy in total and could leave some energy for the next generation.

    Comment by L Hunter | September 28, 2009 | Reply

  2. Thank you, L. Hunter.
    I totally agree with you – the goal would be moderation in human numbers, as well as moderation in the way we live, and consume the Earth’s resources.
    I read recently of someone’s suggestion that “the best tool for reducing greenhouse gas emissions is the condom”

    Comment by Christina MacPherson | September 29, 2009 | Reply

  3. I’d have to admit that my views have been influenced by the information put out by the ‘independent’ radio and television broadcasters and by the institutes you have mentioned.
    I feel that I have made a conscious effort to become better educated on the issue of nuclear power but if our public broadcasters and institutes are not providing unbiased information on the issue then where else do I go?
    I personally think the case for nuclear power is strong but I am now wary that I may not have been presented with all the relevant information.

    Comment by MattSmith | January 20, 2010 | Reply

    • Australia’s public broadcasters are not doing such a bad job, by world standards. Of course they find trivia, sensationalism, and overly sentimental topics are more popular than serious matters. And of course, they find it easier to just use the media releases that pour out from industry and government.

      Still, one can find very fair and informative stuff in Australia’s mainstream media – (eg. The Age, Sydney Morning Herald, Courier Mail), just that it’s likely to be on about page 7 of the newspaper, or on TV or radio at an unfriendly time (e.g ABC’s Lateline). Also, journalists aren’t always resourced (or inclined) to spend time at the “coal-face” or rather, the “uranium-face” – some topics just not covered.

      All coupled with Australians, (including journalists’) extraordinary reverence for the opinions of “hard” scientists, (nuclear physicists, like Ziggy Switkowski,) compared to their scepticism about “soft” scientists, ( ecologists, environmental scientists like Mark Diesendorf, or Prof Ian Lowe)

      Comment by Christina MacPherson | January 21, 2010 | Reply

  4. A message we get from the media is that Nuclear power is the only way to provide full-scale baseload power.

    Rarely do Nuclear power proponents mention REDUCING or ELIMINATING the gargantuan full-scale waste of power.


    millions of burning electric lights on bright sunny days, eccentric eclectic electric doors opening for any people/objects passing by and often not coming in, almost countless numbers of devices chewing up electricity in standby power-buy mode, dinosaur toasters and dinosaur ovens run on days that a solar oven could do the job, shop “background” subliminal propaganda programming music and video feeds, hair dryers when extreme water wasteful cotton for towels is unused or discarded in frantic frenzy, “boom box” speaker earthshakers human-attempted earthquakers, electric air conditioning to cool those already overflowing with excessive cold-weather-survival calories, grid iron heaters instead of exercise + no-restrictive-nicotine + no-depressive-alcohol + comfortable clothes in winter.

    The True Cost on my electric bill at home is ONE KILOWATT $0.25 per day, but outside of home, and due to waste society, is probably an order of magnitude (10 times) greater at a minimum.


    “To Waste is a Crime.”

    Comment by NoNukes Australia | March 3, 2010 | Reply

  5. I have a query regarding using some material on your website, and getting permission from you to do so. Could you please contact me by email, and I will send you the details?

    Comment by Debbie Gallagher | July 23, 2012 | Reply

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