Australian news, and some related international items

1.This month

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  • In South Australia, the Liberal win means that Australians of awareness and good will must now work even harder to alert the whole nation to the threat of nuclear waste being dumped on rural South Australia under the false cover of “medical necessity”
  • In Victoria, the Labor win means that Australians of awareness and good will must now work even harder to strengthen Labor’s opposition to the nuclear industry, and prevent Labor from supporting the Barrier-Reef destroying plan for the Adani coal megamine

SENATE INQUIRY Selection process for a national radioactive waste management facility in South Australia. Submissions called – closing date 3 April 18 . Please consider writing your own submission. But if you are pressed for time etc, you can  submit an online submission at Waste Dump Senate Inquiry Submission.


SA election scorecard    DON’T DUMP ON SA – action against nuclear waste dumps in SA.




more information at Action Australia


See our page: Submissions on Radioactive Waste Code 2018/ Submissions published by ARPANSA are overwhelmingly critical, and in opposition to the Federal nuclear dump plan for rural South Australia. [not to be confused with the current SENATE INQUIRY Selection process for a national radioactive waste management facility in South Australia.]



The Horrible Truth About Fukushima — Helen Caldicott, MD



If you persist with this video, you will find very interesting information towards the end – about how corporations and USA used propaganda to convince the Japanese, following the Hiroshima bombing, that nuclear power would be good for Japan



Fukushima Turned Japan Into A Shithole 1-18-2018 | Organic Slant


Critically Dangerous Fission Fears At Fukushima 2-24-2018 | Organic Slant


Don’t Let Frydenberg approve Yeelirrie uranium mine or extinction! 

No Nuclear Bundabunda at Brewarrina – bad poison [SIGN THE PETITION] 

Defend Country – No Extinguishment of W&J Native Title   Parliament Qld

Westinghouse, Quit India! [Sign Statement Against Kovvada Nuclear Project]



South Australian election March 17 – where do the parties stand on the nuclear waste dump issue? – theme for March 18 

The Greens. “Support local communities opposed to storing Australia’s existing nuclear waste in their communities. Lucas Heights’ “intermediate” level nuclear waste can stay on site near the reactor.” waste.”

Labor. The Premier has been proactive in writing to the Prime Minister, (presumably) opposing the waste dump. At a community forum recently, Premier Weatherill waffled on about the previous Nuclear Royal Commission plan, but seemed not to keen to talk about the current dump plan.


Liberal .  They are definitely in favour of the national radioactive waste dump . (And definitely want nuclear power for South Australia) Waffle on about “community” No mention of nuclear on their extensive policy site. Libs would like everyone to just shut up about nuclear.



SA Best – Nick Xenophon Party. As with much about Nick Xenophon – we just don’t know. We do know that Xenophon received substantial campaign fund financing from Theo Maras who is a keen promoter of the plan for nuclear dumping  in South Australia



  1. Imagine a planet where our families were very moderate in size – we wouldn’t be using as much energy in total and could leave some energy for the next generation.

    Comment by L Hunter | September 28, 2009 | Reply

  2. Thank you, L. Hunter.
    I totally agree with you – the goal would be moderation in human numbers, as well as moderation in the way we live, and consume the Earth’s resources.
    I read recently of someone’s suggestion that “the best tool for reducing greenhouse gas emissions is the condom”

    Comment by Christina MacPherson | September 29, 2009 | Reply

  3. I’d have to admit that my views have been influenced by the information put out by the ‘independent’ radio and television broadcasters and by the institutes you have mentioned.
    I feel that I have made a conscious effort to become better educated on the issue of nuclear power but if our public broadcasters and institutes are not providing unbiased information on the issue then where else do I go?
    I personally think the case for nuclear power is strong but I am now wary that I may not have been presented with all the relevant information.

    Comment by MattSmith | January 20, 2010 | Reply

    • Australia’s public broadcasters are not doing such a bad job, by world standards. Of course they find trivia, sensationalism, and overly sentimental topics are more popular than serious matters. And of course, they find it easier to just use the media releases that pour out from industry and government.

      Still, one can find very fair and informative stuff in Australia’s mainstream media – (eg. The Age, Sydney Morning Herald, Courier Mail), just that it’s likely to be on about page 7 of the newspaper, or on TV or radio at an unfriendly time (e.g ABC’s Lateline). Also, journalists aren’t always resourced (or inclined) to spend time at the “coal-face” or rather, the “uranium-face” – some topics just not covered.

      All coupled with Australians, (including journalists’) extraordinary reverence for the opinions of “hard” scientists, (nuclear physicists, like Ziggy Switkowski,) compared to their scepticism about “soft” scientists, ( ecologists, environmental scientists like Mark Diesendorf, or Prof Ian Lowe)

      Comment by Christina MacPherson | January 21, 2010 | Reply

  4. A message we get from the media is that Nuclear power is the only way to provide full-scale baseload power.

    Rarely do Nuclear power proponents mention REDUCING or ELIMINATING the gargantuan full-scale waste of power.


    millions of burning electric lights on bright sunny days, eccentric eclectic electric doors opening for any people/objects passing by and often not coming in, almost countless numbers of devices chewing up electricity in standby power-buy mode, dinosaur toasters and dinosaur ovens run on days that a solar oven could do the job, shop “background” subliminal propaganda programming music and video feeds, hair dryers when extreme water wasteful cotton for towels is unused or discarded in frantic frenzy, “boom box” speaker earthshakers human-attempted earthquakers, electric air conditioning to cool those already overflowing with excessive cold-weather-survival calories, grid iron heaters instead of exercise + no-restrictive-nicotine + no-depressive-alcohol + comfortable clothes in winter.

    The True Cost on my electric bill at home is ONE KILOWATT $0.25 per day, but outside of home, and due to waste society, is probably an order of magnitude (10 times) greater at a minimum.


    “To Waste is a Crime.”

    Comment by NoNukes Australia | March 3, 2010 | Reply

  5. I have a query regarding using some material on your website, and getting permission from you to do so. Could you please contact me by email, and I will send you the details?

    Comment by Debbie Gallagher | July 23, 2012 | Reply

  6. Scientists must dump toxic nuclear waste in their own backyard FIRST for many, many centuries to PROVE that it is safe, before pedalling their evil lies and deceit onto human beings, who have a heart and a soul and are of sound mind !
    Why don’t the world’s scientists buy an island or landsite somewhere in the world and use it as a toxic nuclear waste dumping ground as they are clearly so obsessed with nuclear power ? Most of them are multimillionaires after the nuclear deals they have made, some even with our enemies and also all of the evil lies they have preached to human beings. Perhaps the countries that create nuclear waste, could also contribute to the cost of this toxic nuclear waste dump island or landsite. I propose that humanity demands that all the world’s nuclear scientists go an live on such an island together with the world’s toxic nuclear waste as an EXPERIMENT before spreading their EVIL ERRORS and LIES and DECEIT onto human beings. We need to DEMAND PROOF !

    Comment by Esther | February 21, 2016 | Reply

    • What a joy to find such clear thnkniig. Thanks for posting!

      Comment by Regina | January 10, 2018 | Reply

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