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UNTIL NOV 10      Comments received  on Australia’s national nuclear waste management 

Comments can be sent by November 10 to either


·        Manager, Radioactive Waste Management Section, Department of Industry, GPO Box 9839, Canberra, ACT, 2601

Natalie Wasley 29 Oct 14, Minister Ian Macfarlane has opened a public comment period on radioactive waste until November 10- see information and links below. After almost a decade of campaigning against the NT waste dump proposal, which itself followed a seven year battle in SA, this is an important time to urge a new approach to waste management in Australia.
Please consider making a submission to follow on from the momentum which recently stopped the national dump being forced on Traditional Owners of Muckaty.
WASTES-1It’s time to manage Australia’s radioactive waste – not dump it  For over two decades successive Australian governments have searched for a location to dump Australia’s radioactive waste. This has caused heartache in targeted remote communities and headlines in the national media. And this “out of sight, out of mind” approach has failed.
In June this year, after seven long years of protest and community resistance, the federal government abandoned plans to open a dump on Aboriginal land at Muckaty in the Northern Territory. The buck should have stopped there.
But the government seems to have learned nothing and instead of taking a look at its flawed dump plan it is planning a new national search for another dump site. The search for a dump site needs to stop and an independent inquiry into the best way to manage Australia’s radioactive waste needs to start. The majority of Australia’s radioactive waste is currently stored in two defined federal sites and both have confirmed they can securely store this waste for years to come.
We have the time and opportunity to do things differently and better. We don’t need a quick and dirty dump – we need a responsible and lasting solution.
Please help tell the Federal Industry Minister Ian Macfarlane that it is time for a new approach to radioactive waste management – one that is expert, independent and public.
How to help:
Minister Ian Macfarlane is accepting public comments on his national dump search plan until November 10 and your small comment could help make a big difference.
Some themes that you might mention in your email or letter include:
·        The history of two decades of community resistance and concern over plans for a remote dump
·        The need to move beyond Muckaty and to have a new approach that includes people and explores options
·        Australia has never had an independent and open assessment of the different ways available to manage radioactive waste – and now needs one
·        We have the time and the need to do things differently via a public Inquiry to achieve a better and longer lasting result
·        Radioactive waste is a long lasting threat and requires serious and measured attention – its management should not become a political issue
·        Aboriginal and remote communities should not be the primary targets in the search for a response to a national problem
·        All Australians get a better result when a decision is based on clear evidence and credible process
Comments can be sent by November 10 to either
·        Manager, Radioactive Waste Management Section, Department of Industry, GPO Box 9839, Canberra, ACT, 2601
For further info on radioactive waste issues see:
Beyond Nuclear Initiative
0429 900 774


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 November 13 – Brisbane  “Beyond Native Title” forum Musgrave Park We are asking all stake holders such as native title grouos and other organising bodies (such as Sovereign Union, OSTF, and all others) to join us o achieve exactly what Dr. Waters is suggesting here. Please come, speak, listen, learn, educate and be a part of the solution!


We have never asked for donations to Antinuclear, and we’re not doing so now.

However, we’re just very keen to support Frontline Films  David Bradbury is an Australian film-maker who has earned an international reputation as a film maker willing to go to extraordinary lengths for a cause, exposing political oppression and environmental vandalism.

Bradbury has won many international film festival prizes, received five Australian Film Industry awards, and two Academy Award nominations.

He is currently producing a very up to date film on the situation of nuclear power – globally. Bradbury’s Frontline Films nevertheless runs on the proverbiial shoe string – and with little encouragement from the mainstream media.

We believe that Frontline Film’s newest documentary will be a remarkable and eye-opening film. But David Bradbury needs funds to get these filmed events and interviews edited, and onto DVD and film. And then – to get this – the most up to date film about the global nuclear scene to the  2nd International Uranium Film Festival of Rio de Janeiro 28. June – 14. July 2012.

So – we’re calling for  donations. The Frontline Film Foundation  is a registered charity and has tax deductible status. All you need is these  banking details:
Frontline Film Foundation
Southern Cross Credit Union
BSB: 802-185
A/C #: 86527

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