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June 9 – Adelaide. FORUM: Nuclear Waste Dump – the Wrong Way for South Australia

South Australia has become a magnet for nuclear waste.  The Federal Government wants the Flinders Ranges to host a national nuclear waste dump and the State Government is considering opening up our State for an international high level radioactive waste dump.  What’s going on here?  Are they mad?

I’m hosting a public forum on Thursday June 9th so you can hear the side of the debate that is largely being ignored.

Come along to hear three influential Australians expose the hype and untangle the spin. Take part in the Q&A session immediately following the presentations.

SPEAKERS

Senator Scott Ludlam – Greens Senator for Western Australia and federal party spokesperson on nuclear issues

Dr Jillian Marsh – Adnyamathanha Traditional Owner, Recipient of the Nuclear-Free Future Award 2008

Roderick Campbell – Economist and Director of Research, The Australia Institute

WHEN: Thursday June 9th, 2016 at 7pm – 8:30pm

WHERE: The German Club, 223 Flinders St, Adelaide, SA 5000

This is a free event but seats are limited so please RSVP by clicking here.  All are welcome so please extend this invitation to your family and friends.

P.S. The SA Government will be making a decision on whether to proceed with accepting the world’s high level nuclear waste this November, so it’s important that all South Australians understand the implications of this decision and be part of the discussion.  RSVP now.
MORE ABOUT THE SPEAKERS…

Senator Scott Ludlam

Scott is a Greens Senator for Western Australia and federal party spokesperson on nuclear issues. Scott has examined the nuclear industry in depth in Australia and overseas and concluded that “the proposal to dump international nuclear waste into an ‘interim’ store in South Australia is fatally flawed. Nuclear waste is an intergenerational liability, not a short-term asset.”

Dr Jillian Marsh

Jillian is an Adnyamathanha Traditional Owner and has a PhD in Environmental Studies. Jillian was the inaugural recipient of the Jill Hudson Environmental Award SA in 1998, and the recipient of international Nuclear Free Futures Award in 2008. Last month Jillian said “The First Nations people of Australia have been bullied and pushed around, forcibly removed from their families and their country, denied access and the right to care for their own land for over 200 years. Our health and wellbeing compares with third world countries, our people crowd the jails. Nobody wants toxic waste in their back yard, this is true the world over. We stand in solidarity with people across this country and across the globe who want sustainable futures for communities, we will not be moved.”

Roderick Campbell

Rod has worked as an economist since 2007, mainly at The Australia Institute and with public-interest economics group, Economists at Large.  He is currently the Research Director of The Australia Institute, Australia’s most influential progressive think tank.  Rod worked on The Australia Institute’s comprehensive response to the Nuclear Royal Commission’s flawed economic analysis. The report, “Digging for Answers”, concluded that “The business case for a nuclear waste storage facility in South Australia is exaggerated. The project is risky, and a loss overall is well within the range of possible outcomes”. When confronted with these findings, the Nuclear Royal Commissioner promised to “take it apart, piece by piece”, but we think he failed.

 

 

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  2. October 1st. Public information and awareness protest/rally/event in Cobar Western NSW. Watch for the Steam-punk Wombles – powered by Cobar Anti-nuclear facebook group.

    Comment by Flora Florance | September 26, 2011 | Reply

  3. Hi, Feel free to post any of your planned events on this page!
    In fact, we are look for more admins to help manage it. If interested contact me or the other admins of the page!
    “Like this page to say ‘No’ to Australian exports of uranium”
    http://www.facebook.com/pages/Like-this-page-to-say-No-to-Australian-exports-of-uranium/220062144730266

    Comment by Andrew Hayward-Bannister | November 23, 2011 | Reply

  4. We MUST PROTEST the placement / displacement of Nuclear Material anywhere so as to prevent a major nuclear mishap from happening on our shores or in outback.

    Just a few days ago (May 2012), in northeast North America, a nuclear submarine fire almost completely contaminated one of the most famous and once pristine clear fresh waters off Maine, the area having a coast with some of the best lobsters and other marine life in the world.

    If such an event occurred off an Austalian coast, we would have to kick ourselves in the butt for years and years for ever allowing such a terrible tragedy to occur. And if such an event occurred inside an Australian port, it would potentially close the port for many hundreds of years, similar to Fukushima Japan.

    Reference:
    Nuclear Submarine Disaster Wikipedia

    CLOSE EINSTEIN MINE !
    NO FRANK EINSTEIN MONSTER !

    Comment by NoNukes | May 28, 2012 | Reply

  5. We MUST PROTEST the placement / displacement of Nuclear Material anywhere so as to prevent a major nuclear mishap from happening on our shores or in the outback.

    Just a few days ago (May 2012), in northeast North America, a nuclear submarine fire almost completely contaminated one of the most famous and once pristine clear fresh waters off Maine, the area having a coast with some of the best lobsters and other marine life in the world.

    If such an event occurred off an Austalian coast, we would have to kick ourselves in the butt for years and years for ever allowing such a terrible tragedy to occur. And if such an event occurred inside an Australian port, it would potentially close the port for many hundreds of years, similar to Fukushima Japan.

    Reference:
    Nuclear Submarine Disaster Wikipedia en.wikipedia.org/wiki/USS_Miami_(SSN-755)

    CLOSE EINSTEIN MINE !
    NO FRANK EINSTEIN MONSTER !

    Comment by NoNukes | May 28, 2012 | Reply

  6. Please share information about our Sydney event planned for 10th March 2013
    To all friends – Everyone is invited to this great event we have planned in 2 weeks’ time. Come & enjoy great music & food while learning what’s been happening in Japan in the 2 years since Fukushima. The fabulous Natalie Pa’apa’a of Blue King Brown playing acoustic, Indigenous dance, taiko drumming, and more! Japanese & local speakers. $10 donation. Would love to see you there:) Please share!
    https://www.facebook.com/events/502330286475902/

    Comment by Kerry Laws | March 2, 2013 | Reply

  7. Hi all.I’m a parent of 3, 2 whom attend Hurstbridge Learning Co-op (a parent-run co-op school of under 30 primary school aged students) My 2 youngest are indigenous and I read of this tour group through Koori

    Comment by saara marlo-monten | March 27, 2013 | Reply

  8. ……cont..from last post.. Koori Mail. Is there a possibility for our school to be visited or be involved in any way? I believe this would be of great benefit both ways as thereis a great like-minded community out here that would be happy to support. Best of luck with the tour!

    Comment by saara marlo-monten | March 27, 2013 | Reply


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