Australian news, and some related international items

The Radioactive Show marks anniversary of Hiroshima nuclear bombing

this Saturday marks 71 years since the atomic bombing of Hiroshima.
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Poised to outlaw nuclear weapons

Is the international community poised to outlaw the most destructive weapons ever created? In this episode, the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons reports on the progress made at the May session of a special UN working group on nuclear disarmament in Geneva. There the vast majority of nations declared a readiness to start work on a treaty prohibiting nuclear weapons.

 Brazil, Mexico, Indonesia and the Philippines were among those proposing that the first negotiating conference be convened 2017. While few expect that the nine nuclear-armed nations will embrace this new law, proponents are convinced that it will be a powerful catalyst for change.
The podcast will be available after the show is broadcast at
The radioactive show airs on 3cr 855 am (Melbourne) at 10am Saturdays and repeated at 6am Tuesdays,broadcast nationally on Tuesdays at 12 noon on the Community Radio Network and podcast on the 3cr website

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August 2, 2016 Posted by | Audiovisual | Leave a comment

Credibility of South Australia’s Nuclear Royal Commission in tatters?

Today’s Age discusses the planned Australian Royal Commission into Juvenile Justice in the Northern Territory. The appointed Commissioner, Brian Martin, has resigned because he recognised a perception of bias by the community, however well qualified he might be for the position.

The South Australian Royal Commissioner, Kevin Scarce, was not only not qualified, with no legal background, but IS clearly perceived as biased.

Scarce thanks experts 1Kevin Scarce has a conflict of interest, as a shareholder in Rio Tinto, and as a member of CEDA (the Committee for Economic Development In Australia). CEDA’s Policy Perspectives of Nov 2011 clearly supports and promotes the growth of South Australia’s nuclear industry. The Royal Commissioner selected predominantly pro-nuclear experts for the Commission’s Advisory Committee.

Speaking in November 2014 at a Flinders University guest lecture, Scarce acknowledged being an “an advocate for a nuclear industry”.

Mark Kenny, writing in The Age today says:

Indeed, Martin acknowledged this [public confidence] was the crucial factor – irrespective of the facts. He observed if any public doubts about the impartiality or commitment to the unvarnished truth were allowed to “fester” during the commission’s long months, its outcomes would be compromised.


August 2, 2016 Posted by | Christina reviews, NUCLEAR ROYAL COMMISSION 2016 | Leave a comment