Australian news, and some related international items

To May 6 Nuclear and Climate News Australia

Well, I know that the big story remains the North Korea   – USA nuclear standoff. This is dominating the nuclear news, perhaps all of the news.

Still, other things nuclear are happening, and the most fascinating this week is the political drama being played out in South Africa. Briefly, The Zuma government has had to stall its plans for nuclear procurement, as the result of a court ruling. This is the latest event in the extraordinary history of corruption in South Africa’s nuclear plans.  Democracy is on the line in South Africa, if the government presses on with the project.


Prime Minister Turnbull met President Trump. They both vowed undying love for the USA-Australia military alliance, even if not for each other. Trump appeared not to know the name of our PM.

Donald Trump could get Australia involved in war. No insurance company would cover survivors of a nuclear strike – Northern Territory News.

Warning that North Korea could ship a nuclear device to Western Australia.


South Australia. Hawker schoolkids given tax-payer funded nuclear promotional trip to Australian Nuclear Science and Technology Organisation (ANSTO) in Sydney.  Kimba District Council conducting ballot on National Radioactive Low/Intermediate Level Waste Management Facility. Australia’s nuclear fool cycle –Adelaide University  ‘symposium’ regurgitates pro-nuclear submissions made to the SA Royal Commission

The Global Uranium Industry and Cameco’s Troubled History –  new report. Cameco’s uranium deposits in Western Australia – a brief report 


Fiji wants Australian PM to lobby Trump to stay with Paris climate deal

Port Augusta Mayor speaks at Parliament house rally for solar thermal power.  Western Australian suburb Baldivis tops nation for solar rooftops. Hydro electricity versus coal-fired power – northern Queensland election issue? Tasmania’s energy efficiency loans scheme now open.

I can no longer keep up with all that is happening on renewables, can only refer you to this week’s collection of notes on news items.  And that’s only the very latest ones.


Federal Labor no longer supporting Adani coal mine.  Federal Minister For Coal, Matt Canavan cause the Australian States “silly”.      Canavan’s call to boycott Westpac Bank – a colossally stupid salvo in the new Truth Wars. Getting the government ‘out of bed with Adani’.  Westpac in tune with Australians about climate. Government sadly out of touch.  Federal Resources Minister, Senator Matt Canavan, is misrepresenting Wangan and Jagalingou people again.  Political risk for Turnbull in pandering to Big Coal over Adani mine.

Once again – there is just too much news on this. I have to just give notes on Adani, even though it is the critical story in Australia right now. And again, these are only the very latest items.


May 6, 2017 - Posted by | Christina reviews

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