The next step in the international nuclear waste dump campaign from the government is “community consultation” and they are visiting 100 sites around SA. People’s opinions will be used to gauge whether there is community consent or not.
2-4 September – Port Augusta – EXPOSURE Saturday and Sunday will involve a mix of formal and informal sessions and workshops. There will be a focus on:
- Explaining the two dump proposals – what they would involve and mean
- Traditional Owners’ voices and rights
- Radioactive impacts on people and the environment
- What does a high level nuclear waste port and dump look like?
- The economics and impacts on our industries including tourism, farming and recreation
- Flinders Ranges/Wallerberdina nuclear waste dump proposal
- Working together and taking action
- Speaking out and being heard
People are welcome to join in different sessions, wander through the stalls and displays, ask questions, take part in workshops and collect resources to take home to your community.
Everyone is welcome at this free event. It will be held at the Institute Theatre, Commercial Rd and at Gladstone Square. Lunch and refreshments will be supplied on both days and on Saturday night there will be a shindig.
See the full Exposure 2016 program.
10 September – Kalgoorlie, W.A. – public forum –WA NUCLEAR FUTURES? WMC Auditorium 44 MacDonald St Kalgoorlie
Join us for a presentation from each of the communities facing uranium mining in WA and speakers from communities in the Northern Territory and South Australia who have lived with uranium mining for decades. We will also have a free BBQ and opportunity to meet and chat with the speakers and other interstate visitors from Jabiru, Flinder Rangers, Ceduna, Port Augusta, Adelaide, and guests from all across the State. This event is part of the 2016 Australia Nuclear Free Alliance meeting being held in Kalgoorlie. https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/wa-nuclear-futures-tickets-27247984455
19 September – Goodwood, Adelaide – Film Containment
$20.00 General .Can we contain some of the deadliest, most long—lasting substances ever produced? Left over from theCold War are a hundred million gallons of radioactive sludge, covering vast radioactive lands.Governments around the world, desperate to protect future generations, have begun imagining society 10,000 years from now in order to create monuments that will speak across the time. Part observational essay filmed in weapons plants, Fukushima and deep underground — and part graphic novel — Containment weaves between an uneasy present and an imaginative, troubled far future, exploring the idea that over millennia, nothing stays put. “Engaging”—Eye for Film, UK “…a fantastic documentary because it doesn’t come across as propaganda, or an attempt to proselytise in an obvious and heavy handed way. Rather, it is an intelligent, insightful and above all complex discussion about what do with all the nuclear waste we have already created.”—Bina007 Movie Reviewsmore
South Australia faces the threat of becoming a nuclear waste dumping ground, again.
On October 15 we invite everyone, everywhere to take a stand and take part in this National day of Action for South Australia.The Federal Government is pursuing plans to build a national waste dump in the Flinders Ranges while a proposal for South Australia to take the worlds international high level nuclear waste continues to be progressed by the SA state government. Traditional Owners have said ‘NO’ and communities across the state are saying ‘we can do better than to take the worlds worst waste’.
Whether you organise a community event, morning tea, march, paint a banner, stage a photo shoot, host a concert, online action – do what you can and join the movement against the nuclear waste dumping in South Australia.
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. http://www.parliament.wa.gov.au/parliament/memblist.nsf/wallmembers