Australian news, and some related international items

Action Australia

 31 May – Adelaide.  Ben Heard and the Breakthrough Insititute will be spruiking for the nuclear industry . 

Between the Rock and the Hard Place

Is there a place for nuclear power: a climate pragmatism project.

Time: 12 pm – 1 pm

Place: P7-27, Playford Building, UniSA, Frome Rd. 

In her presentation, Jessica Lovering will be joined by Ben Heard, Founder and Executive Director, Bright New World. Ben is recognised as a leading voice for the use of nuclear technologies to address our most pressing global challenges of clean energy and climate change.


6 – 7 June – Adelaide – Uranium Threat – No Means NO 

Hosted by ENuFF South Australia and Anti-Nuclear Coalition South Australia

Jun 6 at 9 AM to Jun 7 at 5 PM UTC+09:30 Adelaide Convention Centre

North Terrace, Adelaide, Adelaide, South Australia 5000
8 June The Man Who Saved the World – with Federal MP Josh Wilson

Thursday June 8th – Fremantle Council Building 
Join Federal Member for Fremantle Josh Wilson and Mayors for Peace for the screening of “The Man Who Saved the World” an important story about how one person saved the world from nuclear war in 1983.
Booking details TBC – check out the trailer here

17 June National day of Action to support UN negotiations to ban and eliminate nuclear weapons

UN negotiations to ban and eliminate nuclear weaponswill resume in less than a month, with the draft treaty text to be released this coming Monday by the Chair of the conference, Costa Rican Ambassador Elayne Whyte.

Saturday 17th June will see a mass mobilisation in New York City, the Women’s March to Ban the Bomb. In Australia we’re responding with a National Day of Action, including events in seven cities!

These are listed below, in alphabetical order. The details for all events in Australia are available here. To be clear; many of the events are led by women, but inclusive of all!

17 June BRISBANE – Global Women’s March to Ban the Bomb!
Queens Park, Brisbane City
This action is led by WILPF, Just Peace, Friends of the Earth and Believing Women for a Culture of Peace. Speakers & performers TBA

17 June CANBERRA -Rally to Ban the Bomb… finally!

 12-1pm Garema Place, Canberra Speakers: Alex White, Unions ACT | Barbara O’Dwyer, WILPF | Angela Chen Chen and Byron Knight, ANU students | George Browning, former Anglican Bishop for Canberra and Goulburn | Sue Wareham, ICAN
17 June – DARWIN
Organising is underway. To get involved or find out more, contact Justin at
17 June – HOBART – Women Ban the Bomb Vigil
 12-1pm Parliament House Gardens, 11 Morrison St, Hobart.
A one-hour vigil. Bring your banners, families and friends to show our government you want an end to the threat of nuclear war.
17 June – MELBOURNE – Women’s March to Ban the Bomb
1-3pm State Library, Melbourne
Join us for a rally and march against Australia’s boycott of historic UN negotiations to outlaw nuclear weapons.
Speakers: Jenny Grounds, MAPW | Sue Coleman-Haseldine, Kokatha | more TBA
16 – 18 June PERTH  Tour of US bases
Join a whirlwind road trip touring the US bases around Perth and camping in state forests. Contact:

17 June – Sydney –  Women’s March to Ban the Bomb

 12-3pm Defence Minister Marise Payne’s office at 2-12 Macquarie St, Parramatta
Featuring: Dr Helen Caldicott (physician, author and anti-nuclear advocate), Rose Lester (Yankunytjatjara-Anangu), Asian Women at Work Drumming Group, and more TBA.We will rally outside the office of the Defence Minister, Senator Marise Payne, march up Church St, over the Parramatta River and finish with a picnic and music in Prince Alfred Square.
Please inform your networks to help us make a big noise as negotiations on a nuclear ban treaty continue at the UN!   If you are part of an organisation, please let us know if you are happy to endorse this National Day of Action.

Please help us make June 17 a huge success by promoting the events through your networks, write to your local paper about it, put posters up, paint banners and bring all your friends along!

If there is nothing planned for your area, why not organise something? We have some ideas listed here.

The National Day of Action is endorsed by Amnesty International Australia, Australian Manufacturing Worker’s Union, Campaign for International Cooperation and Disarmament, Friends of the Earth Australia, Hunter Peace Group, Independent and Peaceful Australia Network (IPAN), Just Peace Queensland, Medical Association for Prevention of War, People for Nuclear Disarmament, Public Health Association of Australia, Quaker Peace and Legislation Committee, Union of Australian Women, Unions ACT, Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom, Australia. If your organisation or group would like to endorse, please contact

4 August – Fremantle This years Walkatjurra Walkabout dates are now set for the 4th of August leaving Fremantle and returning on the 3rd of September. We are hoping for a really good turn out this year and hopefully it will be a celebration of a Ban on uranium mining. If Labor have not done it by then we need lots of people to come and demand that they keep their promises. Register for the walk here or find our more Information for walkers here.

PETITION No Nuclear Waste Dump for South Australia


PETITION Citizens of Australia demand action to enforce South Australian Nuclear Waste Storage Facility (Prohibition) Act 2000 Online Open letter requesting ACTION. Dear Commissioner of Police,


the Federal Govt’s proposed dump at Barndioota is still on the agenda, despite the opposition of the Adnyamathanha people, and other local residents. Although the Federal Govt calls this waste “low and intermediate” level, there is doubt that this is accurate by international standards, and what it means in terms of toxicity.



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 Western Australians! Write a Letter to your Labor Member…. 

Now more than ever Labor’s position on uranium is important in the campaign to stop uranium mining. There has been some good strong public statements from Labor over the years about their position against uranium mining, a position that is not only environmentally responsible but is also economically sound given the very low uranium price. They are under constant pressure to change their position – a letter from you saying that you are anti uranium mining and asking them to tell you their position on uranium will help. Please write and send a letter to your local WA Labor members electorate address. 


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