Antinuclear

Australian news, and some related international items

Event details

This page provides information on recent action notices as they become available

March 15 – 17 - March in March – Protest Abbott government   See lower down page

Opposition to Kintyre uranium project – see lower down page
 

 National Stop the TPP Facebook Group https://www.facebook.com/groups/

PETITIONS ABOUT THE TRANS PACIFIC PARTNERSHIP

If you believe that Australians should get to choose their own policies and have their basic democratic rights honoured and protected, without fear of legal retribution by foreign corporations then please sign this petition!


 Don’t let foreign corporations sue Australia over our policies on GE crops, coal seam gas, health & more! https://secure.avaaz.org/en/petition/Dont_let_foreign_corporations_sue_Australia_for_millionsbillions_over_our_policies_on_GE_crops_coal_seam_gas_more/ The decision by Prime Minister Abbott to reverse the blanket prohibition on ‘investor-state dispute settlement’ (ISDS) provisions in Australia’s upcoming trade negotiations has the potential to irreversibly damage Australia’s national interests by limiting Australia’s ability to set its own policies when it comes to health, the environment, social policies and more.


This is because this new policy will give foreign corporations the right to sue the Australian Government if they believe our policies will damage their corporate interests.

 This means that biotechnology corporations could sue Tasmania and South Australia over their respective moratoriums / bans on Genetically Engineered (GE) crops. New South Wales could be sued over their environmental guidelines on coal seam gas extraction and any communities choosing to enact a moratorium on coal seam gas extraction could be sued as well. Pharmaceutical companies could sue Australia over our Pharmaceutical Benefit Scheme (PBS). We could also be sued if we ever wanted to ban harmful pesticides or institute stricter environmental standards in any area of our economy that might impact the interests of a foreign corporation. And that’s just to name a few…
 And if you think this all sounds so totally outrageous that it couldn’t possibly happen to us here in Australia, then its well worth considering the impact of what ISDS provisions are currently doing in Canada – Quebec province had a US$250 million lawsuit launched against them after they called a moratorium on shale gas extraction (fracking) as they need time to assess the potential environmental impacts of fracking on their water supply. That’s not to mention the US$500 million case being bought against Canada under ISDS provisions by pharmaceutical company Eli Lilly over patent decisions made by the Canadian Federal Courts.
 In fact, here in Australia even though tobacco companies lost their case on our plain packaging laws in the Australian High Court, one tobacco company – Philip Morris – is now suing Australia in an international tribunal using an ISDS provision that Australia signed with Hong Kong back in the 1990s.
 While it’s bad enough that this change of policy by Prime Minister Abbott will potentially transfer millions (or possibly even billions!) of taxpayer dollars to foreign corporations through preposterous lawsuits, this is nothing compared to the total and irreversible loss of national sovereignty this policy would bring to Australia.
If you believe that Australians should get to choose their own policies and have their basic democratic rights honoured and protected, without fear of legal retribution by foreign corporations then please sign this petition!
About the petition author: Hi and thanks so much for checking out this petition. My name is Tracey Tipping and I am extremely passionate about all things eco, organic and natural! I run an online eco store – Eternal Source – and love researching and writing about chemical toxicity, organic products and other environmental issues. I moved to Tassie last year with my hubby and 2-year-old son in search of a cleaner, more natural and family friendly community to raise our family in.
 

 Rally for a better Australia NOW. March in March – People Power.

On the weekend of the 15th-17th March, Australia unites to march in protest the Abbott Government. This is a national event aimed to bring together the hundreds of thousands of citizens with no confidence in the current government. 

The opportunity to stand up for a better Australia is now. 

Starting in Belmore Park in the CBD we will have speakers addressing the following national issues:

Environmental protection/climate change
Refugees & Asylum Seekers
Marriage Equality 
The dismantling of public services
Indigenous Affairs

Speakers to be confirmed and announced soon. 
Watch this space. 

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Getting involved

We would like to invite community groups to participate in our march. If you have a group interested in being involved please email marchinmarchsydney@gmail.com. 

Twitter: @March2014Sydney 
#noconfidence #marchinmarch 

About March in March Australia:

The purpose of March in March Australia 2014 is to provide the people of Australia with the opportunity to come together to protest a unity vote of no confidence in the Abbott Government in Canberra, capital cities and regional centres throughout Australia. 

Who are we?

March in March Australia is a core group of four individuals with volunteers in each capital city and regional centre. 
This is a non-partisan organised protest. We are a group of concerned citizens not affiliated with any political party or group. 

If you have skills to share please get in touch with the organisers via email. 

In Unity,

March in March Sydney 

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

For more information – go to http://www.frontlinefilmfoundation.org/index.htm

 

 

 

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  1. [...] *April 2 – Perth – Western Australian Nuclear Free Alliance (WANFA) – Community Voices: more info at Action Australia « Antinuclear &#1072nd at Event details « Antinuclear [...]

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  2. October 1st. Public information and awareness protest/rally/event in Cobar Western NSW. Watch for the Steam-punk Wombles – powered by Cobar Anti-nuclear facebook group.

    Comment by Flora Florance | September 26, 2011 | Reply

  3. Hi, Feel free to post any of your planned events on this page!
    In fact, we are look for more admins to help manage it. If interested contact me or the other admins of the page!
    “Like this page to say ‘No’ to Australian exports of uranium”
    http://www.facebook.com/pages/Like-this-page-to-say-No-to-Australian-exports-of-uranium/220062144730266

    Comment by Andrew Hayward-Bannister | November 23, 2011 | Reply

  4. We MUST PROTEST the placement / displacement of Nuclear Material anywhere so as to prevent a major nuclear mishap from happening on our shores or in outback.

    Just a few days ago (May 2012), in northeast North America, a nuclear submarine fire almost completely contaminated one of the most famous and once pristine clear fresh waters off Maine, the area having a coast with some of the best lobsters and other marine life in the world.

    If such an event occurred off an Austalian coast, we would have to kick ourselves in the butt for years and years for ever allowing such a terrible tragedy to occur. And if such an event occurred inside an Australian port, it would potentially close the port for many hundreds of years, similar to Fukushima Japan.

    Reference:
    Nuclear Submarine Disaster Wikipedia

    CLOSE EINSTEIN MINE !
    NO FRANK EINSTEIN MONSTER !

    Comment by NoNukes | May 28, 2012 | Reply

  5. We MUST PROTEST the placement / displacement of Nuclear Material anywhere so as to prevent a major nuclear mishap from happening on our shores or in the outback.

    Just a few days ago (May 2012), in northeast North America, a nuclear submarine fire almost completely contaminated one of the most famous and once pristine clear fresh waters off Maine, the area having a coast with some of the best lobsters and other marine life in the world.

    If such an event occurred off an Austalian coast, we would have to kick ourselves in the butt for years and years for ever allowing such a terrible tragedy to occur. And if such an event occurred inside an Australian port, it would potentially close the port for many hundreds of years, similar to Fukushima Japan.

    Reference:
    Nuclear Submarine Disaster Wikipedia en.wikipedia.org/wiki/USS_Miami_(SSN-755)

    CLOSE EINSTEIN MINE !
    NO FRANK EINSTEIN MONSTER !

    Comment by NoNukes | May 28, 2012 | Reply

  6. Please share information about our Sydney event planned for 10th March 2013
    To all friends – Everyone is invited to this great event we have planned in 2 weeks’ time. Come & enjoy great music & food while learning what’s been happening in Japan in the 2 years since Fukushima. The fabulous Natalie Pa’apa’a of Blue King Brown playing acoustic, Indigenous dance, taiko drumming, and more! Japanese & local speakers. $10 donation. Would love to see you there :) Please share!
    https://www.facebook.com/events/502330286475902/

    Comment by Kerry Laws | March 2, 2013 | Reply

  7. Hi all.I’m a parent of 3, 2 whom attend Hurstbridge Learning Co-op (a parent-run co-op school of under 30 primary school aged students) My 2 youngest are indigenous and I read of this tour group through Koori

    Comment by saara marlo-monten | March 27, 2013 | Reply

  8. ……cont..from last post.. Koori Mail. Is there a possibility for our school to be visited or be involved in any way? I believe this would be of great benefit both ways as thereis a great like-minded community out here that would be happy to support. Best of luck with the tour!

    Comment by saara marlo-monten | March 27, 2013 | Reply


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