Antinuclear

Australian news, and some related international items

Australia – nuclear news this week

In the coming week the “nuclear summit” meeting between USA President Donald Trump and North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un will be a diplomatic conference like no other has ever been. It is remarkable because, between these two dominating national leaders, trading threats and insults, the world has been brought so close to the brink of nuclear war. It is remarkable for being a meeting between two exceptionally narcissistic, sociopathic personalities.

And, behind the scenes, one, Kim Jong Un, risks the loss of his domestic support, even his life endangered, if he should be seen to be weak, or to give up North Korea’s proud achievement of becoming a nuclear weapons State. The other, Donald Trump, proudly ignorant of co-operative negotiating processes, is being advised by a number of belligerent personalities in his closest associates. The world should be relieved if this meeting even comes about, and relieved if there is no outcome, other than pleasant waffle.

A new study suggests several future scenarios – outcomes for the world because of climate change.  Most predict collapse of civilisation.   One, more optimistically, predicts sustainability in both population and global temperatures rise – but only if populations switch to “low-impact” resource use.  It’s  now”Aspiration” rather than a genuine plan for limiting global warming to 2 degrees. Read Climate and Ecological Delusions and Contradictions That Will Rapidly End HumanityAnd listen to Radio Ecoshock. 

AUSTRALIA

Australia needs a more consistent and rational approach to China.

The Australian government at last giving Julian Assange some help?  US activist Kevin Zeese calls for demonstrations against the persecution of Julian Assange.

Senate Committee Says Further Regulatory Burden on Charities Unnecessary.

A cry from a brave indigenous heart.

CLIMATE Malcolm Turnbull mouths platitudes about climate change, but his government has no clear policy on climate action. Queensland Govt considering funding $100m road for Adani mine.

NUCLEAR. Jim Green exposes the Warren Centre’s fake “debate” on The Future of Nuclear Energy in Australia.

Decades overdue Ranger Uranium Mine rehabilitation plan released The world is watching. Ranger mine closure and rehab to cost $1bn.

More submissions to Senate Inquiry on Site Selection Process for Nuclear Waste dump:

National Geographic promotes the nuclear industry , with support from Flinders University Adelaide.

ANSTO‘s secret transport of spent nuclear fuel assemblies through Sydney’s streets. ‘Safety breaches and lack of management support’ at ANSTO’s Lucas Heights nuclear facility.

Aboriginal issues.  South Australian government decides against process towards Aboriginal Treaty.  Victorian lower house passes treaty legislation  after Greens accept Labor deal.  Australia’s frontier war killings still conveniently escape official memory. Aboriginal sovereignty – mere symbolism will never be accepted.

RENEWABLE ENERGY   National Energy Guarantee (NEG) final draft due next week, reliability mechanism may never be triggered. Gupta’s stunning deal to supply cheap solar to South Australian industry“Time to take control of rooftop solar” industry says . Wind and solar farms face tough new connection hurdles.

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June 9, 2018 - Posted by | Christina reviews

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