Australian news, and some related international items

Week to 23 June in nuclear/climate news – Australia

With a record world increase in coronavirus cases, Brazil and North America in the spotlight – media attention has been rightly focussed on the pandemic. FAIR exposes the false claims about China and COVID-19 . At the same time, global heating seems to be at a runaway pace, affecting the Northern Hemisphere, and especially the Arctic  To protect our planet – we need to transform, not grow, the economy.

Global nuclear news is mainly just the same old collection of handouts from the nuclear industry, faithfully regurgitated by journalists who want to keep their jobs.  Otherwise, not much is happening.

A bit of good news – Coronavirus  more than 1500 treatment studies are underway world-wide.


Is Australia getting a second wave of Coronavirus?


National Radioactive Waste Management Mysterious, manipulative and corrupt process whereby Napandee was selected for nuclear dump site.  Kimba community unaware that Australia’s medicine does not need nuclear reactor. South Australia targeted: easy to later bring international waste in to nuclear dump.

Australian Radiation Protection and Nuclear Safety Agency (ARPANSA) sits on the fence regarding Napandee choice for nuclear waste dump.

Senator Rex Patrick provides Federal Parliament with another option for nuclear waste storage.  South Australia outlaws nuclear facilities, but yet not one S.A. Liberal MP voted against the waste dump!

Submissions to Senate Inquiry.

The seriousness of mobility of radionuclides in developing the nuclear waste facility at Kimba, South Australia

Expensive, dirty and dangerous: why we must fight miners’ push to fast-track uraniumScott Morrison gives a boost to uranium mining at Olympic Dam.

Gabrielle Costigan- another one revolving from tax-paid jobs to weapons industry!

Coalition’s push to deregulate environmental approvals will lead to extinction crisis will lead to extinction crisis.


Australia’s best energy measure – to lift energy efficiency – Chief Scientist says.  Morrison government just doesn’t get it, on climate change.  The number of climate deniers in Australia is more than double the global average, new survey finds. “Too late for gradual transition”: Quiggin calls for coal exit by 2030.

Foreign ownership of Victorian water hits whopping high – Herald Sun

RENEWABLE ENERGY. Renewables will power Australia’s economic growth.  South Australia: The first big grid where rooftop solar could eliminate all demand. South Australia  fast-tracks energy plan to dodge blackouts and meet 100% renewables goal.  Rooftop solar reshapes Western Australia. grid, and retiring coal units won’t be missed Tesla says energy market reform must be accelerated in Australia


Now, the nuclear arms race has become even worse.

Joint Project Nuclear Risk and Public Control.

Explaining ionising radiation -a film about nuclear fallout

COVID-19, nuclear war, and global warming: lessons for our vulnerable world.

Covid-19 pandemic – ‘fire drill’ for effects of climate crisis.  COVID-19 recovery plans – excellent opportunity for global renewable energy development.


June 22, 2020 - Posted by | Christina reviews

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