Australian news, and some related international items

We say NO to nuclear waste dump in South Australia

We Say NO is a short film bringing together voices from South Australia and beyond presenting clear and united opposition to the Federal government’s proposal for a Radioactive Waste Management Facility in the State. “South Australia has spoken. We say NO, and we mean NO.” Regina McKenzie “Many voices bring promises of wealth, but one State, with a cohesive strong voice, says We Say NO.” Lavene Ngatokorua For more information see:

August 22, 2018 Posted by | Audiovisual, Federal nuclear waste dump, South Australia | Leave a comment

Earthquake 20 August near Hawker planned site for nuclear waste dump

Quake Hunter Australia

NW of Hawker,
South Australia
Magnitude: 3.2
Depth: 10km

Origin (UTC): 19/08/2018 15:28
Epicentral Time: 20/08/2018 00:58

Source: © Commonwealth of
(Geoscience Australia) 2018

August 22, 2018 Posted by | AUSTRALIA - NATIONAL, Federal nuclear waste dump | Leave a comment

So called benefits from the waste dump don’t add up according to a new report

Adnyamathanha Traditional Lands Association RNTBC ARA Fight To Stop Nuclear Waste In The Flinders Ranges  August 20 

So called benefits from the waste dump don’t add up according to a new report.

Down in the Dumps report released today shows that the financial benefits for theAboriginal community do not add up.

Full report here

Indigenous skill training programs are to be $3 million of these funds over the life of the project, yet it is not clear how much of this is double counting necessary training, or is simply a net reallocation from other indigenous
support programs that have had significant recent funding cuts

The new promised community benefit package also mentions “up to $3 million for indigenous skills training and cultural heritage protection.”9 The words “up to” could
be doing a lot of work.

Regardless, the inconsistency of this announcement is revealing when this spending is compared to the size of some of the recent cuts to indigenous support programs by
both the federal and South Australian governments. Some are briefly summarised in Table 2. The “up to $3 million” over three years is roughly the same amount of money
cut from the Aboriginal Drug and Alcohol Council in Port Augusta earlier this year.

August 22, 2018 Posted by | aboriginal issues, AUSTRALIA - NATIONAL, Federal nuclear waste dump | Leave a comment

Is South Australian group Engage 2 Act a nuclear propaganda front?

South Australia has this organisation Engage 2 Act. I know little about it. Perhaps it is a genuine organisation. Perhaps you just have to offer yourself as a speaker for their functions, and no checking is done?
Anyway good old nuclear propagandist Ben Heard is right into it., and will be speaking at their function Escape 2 The Country South Australia, on November 16.

August 22, 2018 Posted by | South Australia, spinbuster | Leave a comment