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Big welcome for aboriginal anti-nuclear protesors in Martin Ferguson’s electorate

at left, Dianne Stokes. by Christian Macpherson 22 April 2010. The Northcote Town Hall right in the heart of Martin Ferguson’s electorate, was packed last night, as local and Melbourne residents welcomed two courageous Aboriginals from the Tennant Creek area in the Northern Territory.

As Martin Ferguson hides in the safety of his Melbourne bunker, not having the guts to visit the local residents of the Muckaty Station area (planned nuclear waste dump) – well, Diane Stokes and Mark Chungaloo came to visit Ferguson’s area.

Melbourne heard of the strong opposition of four aboriginal clans, of local non-aboriginals, and of the Northern territory government – to the new National Radioactive Waste Management Bill –  – which is intended to override all their rights, and impose a nuclear waste dump on their land.

Perhaps Martin Ferguson, Australia’s Minister For Promoting the Nuclear Industry, will have a few voters to worry about, come the federal election.

Of course, Australia’s mainstream media, ever subservient to their corporate mining links, ignored this as large and attentive crowd was informed about this issue, Dr Bill Williams spoke on the health dangers of ioinsing radiation,. Natalie Wasley and Dave Sweeney spoke on the draconian legislation planned. Alex Bhathal, Greens candidate for the electorate of Batman,  received warm applause

April 22, 2010 - Posted by | AUSTRALIA - NATIONAL, Christina reviews, uranium | , , , , , , ,

1 Comment »

  1. VIDEO FROM THE EVENT
    From Muckaty to Melbourne

    http://vagmag.org/archives/1670

    A selection of speeches from the event on April 21st @ Northcote Town Hall

    Like

    Comment by The Vagabond | April 28, 2010 | Reply


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