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Australian news, and some related international items

To April 23 Australia in nuclear and climate news

It’s getting monotonous, as well as scary,  – news reports on all the sabre rattling going on, mainly about North Korea, but also about Syria and Iran. The upshot of all this: –  risk of ‘catastrophic’ nuclear accident increases.  – communities fearful of nuclear war, especially in South Korea, and luxury bunkers in high demand by the filthy rich.

March for Science events in New York, London, Paris, Berlin – crowds gathered worldwide on Earth Day.

Spin  for “new nukes” – Generation IV nuclear reactors – ramps up.

AUSTRALIA

Effusive (?nauseating) meeting as Trump’s Vice President visits Australia, seeks support for potential attack on North Korea. Australia all too ready to join America in fighting World War 3. North Korea warns of nuclear strike against Australia: Turnbull tight-lipped about joining any USA military action.

Marches For Science held in Australia yesterday, in cities including in Sydney, Melbourne, Hobart, Perth, Brisbane and Townsville.

NUCLEAR. Stop Australia signing up to develop new nuclear reactors -submissions by 28 April. Australia quietly joins international forum to develop new Gen IV nuclear reactors.

A March on Anzac Day: 6 years of FRONTIER WARS https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lmVAxy59WVI

CLIMATE and RENEWABLE ENERGY We are about to choose Adani or Australia.   Adani coal mine just does not make economic sense. John Hewson says $1bn loan to Adani the ‘last thing’ Coalition should be doing. There’s An Army Of Indian Twitter Accounts Pushing Suspiciously Identical Pro-Mining Tweets.

The great gas con: There are cheaper, cleaner alternatives.

Bid for rare earths mining and processing in Australia.

April 23, 2017 Posted by | Christina reviews | Leave a comment

To 15 April- Australian nuclear and climate news

Once again – weapons, and with the Syria conflict, the threat of nuclear war are in the news this week. South Korea tries to reassure citizens that U.S. won’t strike North Korea pre-emptively. Meanwhile cautious and problematic negotiations at at U.N. nuclear weapons ban treaty meeting.

The other big nuclear story is the dismal nuclear power industry prospects, after Westinghouse bankruptcy. Toshiba corporation might not survive its nuclear financial crisis.

For Australia, the big issue of the week was, and still is, the Queensland Adani coal mine expansion project – a foolish use of tax-payers’ money.  Prime Minister Turnbull actively lobbying for Adani and the coal industry, not without attracting criticism.   Adani coal mine could become a massive stranded asset, lawyers warn. Turnbull offers to  sacrifice Aboriginal rights  to Adani in  an act of national betrayal.  Adani faces strong Indigenous fight despite court outcome  Labor resists pressure  for $900 million  Adani coal mine loan. Satellite images showed black water flowing to wetlands from Abbot Point Coal Terminal. Big Nobs at Westpac dinner interrupted for 90 minutes by anti Adani protestors.  #StopAdani National Week of Action.

Pine Gap critically involved in USA – North Korea antagonism.

NUCLEAR. Australian government about to secretly sign up to participate in developing new “Generation IV” nuclear reactors. Kimba South Australia: Neighbours still opposed to nominated nuclear waste facility sites. ERA boss pushes nuclear power as energy source for Australia.

CLIMATE  Australia’s “CATASTROPHIC collapse of life”in some areas, if we don’t change policies on climate change. Insurance companies want big increase in govt disaster mitigation spending. Unprecedented Harm to Great Barrier Reef From Back-to-Back Bleaching.

Farmers For Climate gives a voice for rural Australians.  Senate Committee Report recommends market-based carbon trading scheme, but shows idealogical divisions between political parties. Young Nationals split from party policy, now to back emissions trading. Liberal COALition’s answer to global warming – more coal is needed!! Institute of Public Affairs (IPA) backing shonky climate denial book.

ENERGY.

 

April 15, 2017 Posted by | Christina reviews | Leave a comment

Nuclear news this week: Australia

Weapons and war are in the news this week – well, even more than they usually are. US President Trump sent a missile strike attack on a Syrian military airfield, in the first direct American assault on the government of President Bashar al-Assad.  The reverberations of this continue around the world, and USA warns that there could be further attacks.  Trump did act without Congressional approval. There is debate about this – some say he  violated the US Constitution and the War Powers Resolution. Others say that Trump had legal authority to attack Syria. My own opinion – it is a worrying precedent.

The United Nations  held the global summit for a treaty on banning nuclear weapons .  1st round of nuclear weapons ban treaty talks ends, aims to draft treaty next month. North Korea remains a worry, as US President Trump and China’s President Xi begin an uneasy meeting. Meanwhile, Donald Trump expands the power of the President to declare war.

AUSTRALIA

Trump administration informed Turnbull in advance, of USA strike on Syria. Will Australia be drawn into a fresh conflict in the Middle East? Well, we hope not. Turnbull critical of Russia’s support of Syrian govt, but will not be drawn on Australia’s response.

Nuclear waste issues simmer on – South Australia is the focus. South Australian Liberal Party to launch advertising campaign against Nuclear Royal Commission plan to import nuclear wastes. Does Australia REALLY need a radioactive waste facility in outback South Australia? ANSTO admits that Federal waste plan is for reactor generated wastes, (not just “medical” ) and that no long-term disposal plan exists. Some enthusiasts for nuclear waste dump at Kimba, but many opponents.

Victorian Liberal Party rejects nuclear power, also rejects climate denialism.

CLIMATE. Australia’s security, like America’s, is threatened in unexpected ways, by climate change. While coal mining contributes to climate change, climate change is wiping out coal mining revenue!  Adani coal mine granted UNLIMITED ACCESS TO GROUNDWATER. Adani coal railway line plan in breach of Australian government policy. While the Australian government slumbers on, business takes lead on climate disasters.

RENEWABLE ENERGY   Despite the blindness of Australian govt and vested interests, the switch from ‘base load’ to smart grid energy is underway.   With big solar, Australia can meet renewable energy target of 33,000GWh by 2020.  New Queensland homes can have Solar + Tesla battery storage.  A cautionary tale about going off grid with solar energy.

April 8, 2017 Posted by | Christina reviews | Leave a comment

The week that was in nuclear and climate news in Australia

The United Nations has just held the first of two global summits to negotiate “a legally binding instrument to prohibit nuclear weapons, leading towards their total elimination”.   This was sponsored by 57 nations, and with 125 nations represented, but the nuclear weapons-dependent  nations did not participate.

Does this mean that the conference is meaningless? Perhaps. Yet, increasingly, public opinion supports nuclear disarmament, and those governments are being challenged, to explain their support for nuclear weapons.

As for the “peaceful” nuclear industry – it is having a financial meltdown. Westinghouse’s bankruptcy, and Toshiba’s record loss, shed doubt on new nuclear build in America and Britain.

Globally, the Paris climate agreement will continue, while Trump Trashes U.S. Climate Policy.

AUSTRALIA

NUCLEAR. Australia – America’s Deputy Sheriff again, as USA opposes nuclear-weapons-ban talks. Radioactive soil dumped at Mary Kathleen mine.

CLIMATE.

RENEWABLE ENERGY Australian Energy Market Operator new boss Audrey Zibelman will reform Australia’s energy vision. Success of Australia’s Clean Energy Program.

As costs tumble, Australia poised for large-scale solar boom. Canberra’s shining example of renewable energy development. $1billion battery and solar farm for South Australia’s Riverland. Giles Parkinson explains need for battery storage to be configured properly

Indigenous. Success of Indigenous rangers program: calls for it to be expanded

Environment. Western Australia: Uranium mining OR the rare and beautiful Night Parrot?

Canberra’s Beyond Uranium Campaign Launched.

March 31, 2017 Posted by | Christina reviews | Leave a comment

AUSTRALIA: climate and nuclear news this week

CLIMATE. The worrying thing about climate change is not only that it’s happening so fast, but that it could now be seen as “normal”. The  World Meteorological Organisation is telling us that the world climate is now in  ‘uncharted territory’.

This month, my websites have focused on MEDIA. And that scene is worrying, too, as mainstream media has trivialised or ignored climate change. . However, that might now be changing.

NUCLEAR. As climate change risks becoming “normalised”, so, too, does the Fukushima situation. As if the 6th anniversary is over – now we can all ‘move on’?  Deadly nuclear radiation levels detected in Fukushima.  80% of families not going back to Fukushima after housing aid ends. Fukushima fishermen fight release of tainted water as tritium standoff continues.  Yakuza gangsters thriving. And lots more…

AUSTRALIA

CLIMATE. Leaders of Australian Climate Change Authority quit over government’s inaction

This week, it’s all about Adani’s planned mega coal mine. The Stop Adani Alliance is being lainched by former Greens leader Bob Brown. Adani investors misled? Money shifted to tax haven as Australian govt subsidises loan. Immense coal mine “good for the environment” says fossil fuel lackey Resources Minister Matt Canavan. Australian cricketing great Ian Chappell wants Adani solar, but NOT Adani coal mine. 73% of Australians want investment in solar, not coal.

RENEWABLES and MEDIA. Australian media distorts facts on renewable energy: 1. ABC’s Chris Uhlmann. Media distortion 2. THE AUSTRALIAN. Media distortion 3. Fairfax. 

“Small” rooftop solar is driving Australia’s solar energy boom: rooftop solar the unsung hero in recent South Australia blackouts. Victoria and South Australia embrace grid-scale storage for power reliabilityFirst Nations Renewable Energy Alliance- a formidable lobby group takes off.

NUCLEAR. Radioactive Repeat: federal radioactive waste Groundhog Day increases uncertainty. Govt advances 2 sites at Kimba on the Eyre Peninsula for assessment as radioactive waste dumps.

Aboriginal issues. Senate Inquiry report tabled: Labor support for Native Title Bill profoundly disappointing.

March 24, 2017 Posted by | Christina reviews | Leave a comment

The week that has been in nuclear and climate news- Australia

I scratch around for good news. There is plenty, on the renewable energy scene. And this: CO2 emissions from energy remain flat for third year running.  Total number of global nuclear weapons has dropped.

Not so good news. Disaster looms over North Korea: how could this be stopped? US Secretary of State, Rex Tillerson, rejects negotiation with North Korea, and keeps journalists out. Tillerson considers a pre-emptive strike against North Korea.

AUSTRALIA

CLIMATE and RENEWABLE ENERGY The week has been a bewildering cascade of news, views, and squabbles about energy. Best news – THE AUSTRALIAN newspaper, longtime mouthpiece of the right-wing and fossil fuel lobbies – today pronounced Australia’s unstoppable transition to renewable energy. ! That came after: South Australia announcing  a new energy plan, a huge kerfuffle about gas, heaps of news about solar battery storage, and, finally, a desperate Snow job by Malcolm Turnbull.

The Turnbull magic trick is his plan for Snowy River pumped hydro power. That could work, in the longer term, a decade or so. However it smells more like Turnbull scrambling to cover up government failure to address immediate energy problems, and also to distract attention from Elon Musk’s offer to fix South Australia’s energy by solar and storage, within 100 days.

Australian Prudential Regulation Authority (APRA) could require financial institutions to test climate risks’

Adani coal mine expansion plans. Queensland Premier backs this, despite strong opposition from Aboriginal landowners, and a delegation of other prominent Australians.

NUCLEAR. 

Aboriginal issues. Senate Inquiry told  Native Title amendments  will disenfranchise Traditional Owners.

March 18, 2017 Posted by | Christina reviews | Leave a comment

Fukushima nuclear disaster anniversary, and news this week

Japan and the sporting world are cheerfully preparing for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. It will bring in 32.3 trillion yen. And goody – they’re going to have trans gender toilets! Forget about Fukushima. That’s all fixed up. But, actually, – No!  Fukushima remains a lurking global catastrophe. Despite the propaganda, Fukushima nuclear clean-up is not under control.

Fukushima nuclear disaster evacuees pressured to return to contaminated homes.  About 40 percent of 42 local leaders along the coasts of Iwate, Miyagi and Fukushima prefectures doubt their areas will recover by the time of the 2020 Tokyo Games due to the ongoing Fukushima nuclear crisis. Link between the Fukushima nuclear meltdown and thyroid cancer in children?. Roaming, radioactive boars slow the return of Japan’s nuclear refugees. Financial crunch time looms for Fukushima’s ‘voluntary evacuees’.

AUSTRALIA

CLIMATE and RENEWABLE ENERGY   (I’ve left out heaps here)  State of the Environment report says climate change impact on Australia may be irreversible. Australia’s record-breaking summer heat linked directly to climate change.  Australian Prudential Regulation Authority (Apra) could require financial institutions to test climate risks.  Australia’s peak farming group asks govt to consider emissions trading scheme.

In 2017, Australia has already 43% increase in solar rooftop installations.  Already cheaper than grid: – Solar and Storage.

NUCLEAR South Australian Liberal Party condemns the plan to import nuclear wastes.

March 12, 2017 Posted by | Christina reviews | Leave a comment

To 5 March – Nuclear and Climate News Australia

a-cat-CANThe most significant article of the week comes from 3 very  distinguished writers, in the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists,  in explaining how the USA’s military upgrade means a vast expansion of the killing power of the most numerous warhead in the US nuclear arsenal, with the ability to launch a”first strike”. Consequently, the Russians are   gravely concerned, and are developing new sea-based weapons.

President Trump’s  rather sweet  and antiseptic speech to Congress, avoided his previous bellicose promises, but did mention a big increase in defense spending, though not how he would pay for that.

AUSTRALIA

Historic discussions in South Australia towards a Treaty with Aboriginal Nations. Call to Block Native Title Amendment (Indigenous Land Use Agreements) Bill 2017.

CLIMATE an  ENERGY . Issues surrounding  coal mining dominated the news:

More Bleaching on Great Barrier Reef. New South Wales is set to experience many more hot summers, with extreme heat days.

Economist Prof John Quiggan puts convincing case for public-owned Australian power grid.

Murdoch media wages war on renewable energy.

Solar farms to benefit farmers in Geelong, Ballarat and Bendigo areas.  Victorian government more than doubles solar-feed-in tariff.   Clean Energy Finance Corporation to repeat its solar success in battery storage.  National Australia Bank now investing in renewable energy in Europe, US and UK.  Plan for solar panels accessible to flat dwellers.

NUCLEAR. A renewed push for South Australia to import nuclear waste, with a letter to politicians from  43 citizens, turns out to emanate from Australia’s most talented nuclear propagandist, Ben Heard. With his nuclear front “group”, Bright New World, Heard is pretty much a one man nuclear band, on  the international, as well as the national, pro nuclear scene, and is seeking charity status. Next week he is off to help the South African nuclear lobby, in their very troubled cause.

Radioactive cows buried in Werribee, Victoria.

 

March 4, 2017 Posted by | Christina reviews | 1 Comment

Media spin about “new nuclear” and importing nuclear waste

a-cat-CANWhile it’s true that Australia’s mainstream media pretty much ignores nuclear issues at present, the   exception is the Adelaide Advertiser, which seems to have a hotline to the nuclear lobby.   I should mention also  the Whyalla News.

It’s a different story with social media. Australia’s nuclear lobby is active on Facebook and Twitter, and fortunately, Australia’s nuclear critics are, too.

Currently, that very talented pro nuke publicist Ben Heard is leading the pack.

  1. Heard has  put in  a  submission to the  Chief Scientist Alan Finkel’s Energy Review, in which he advocates new nuclear reactors , especially small ones:
“Nuclear technology continues to innovate, including toward smaller, simpler reactors that will be wellsuited to the Australian grid…..
Terrestrial Energy has announced its plans to licence its reactor design in the United States, for the Integral Molten Salt Reactor”
He doesn’t mention his association with Terrestrial Energy:  http://terrestrialenergy.com/terrestrial-heardben-1energy-announces-appointment-of-internationally-recognized-authority-on-sustainability-to-international-advisory-board/
2. Heard calls  himself “Bright New World”.  I’m pretty sure that is an accurate description of how many
members are in that organisation:
“Bright New World is going to South Africa next week to give lectures on environmentalism, development, climate change and the crucial role of nuclear energy.”
3. On his website, Heard calls for donations. He is applying to have Bright New  World become a registered charity, so that donations will be tax deductible:
“We are a registered not-for-profit organisation, governed by an independent board, and pursuing tax-deductible gift-recipient status.”

 

March 4, 2017 Posted by | Christina reviews, spinbuster | Leave a comment

Nuclear news a bit flat in Australia. Any better in South Africa?

I know that this site is dedicated to matters nuclear – but  right now, very short on nuclear news for  Australia. Well, that’s because nothing much is happening, not on the surface anyway. No doubt the federal government is working on softening up the South Australian public, and indeed, the public in other states, on the idea of transporting Lucas Heights’ nuclear reactor’s highly  toxic radioactive poo f or 1000s of miles to Barndioota, SA. They keep up the pretense that it’s just “medical wastes”

Anyway, nuclear in Australia has all gone a bit quiet since the debacle of the shonky South Australia Nuclear Fuel Chain Royal Commission.

However, Australia’s nuclear lobby crusades on. Crusader Ben Heard is off to South Africa, to give their failing nuclear lobby a boost that they so desperately need. He’s prettied up the logo of his pro nuclear front group, with  a leafy background -( probably not enough to convince the punters that nuclear is green.)

logo-bright-new-world-leaves

 

March 1, 2017 Posted by | Christina reviews | Leave a comment

Recent days in nuclear and climate news

a-cat-CANBlissfully away from news, and from all matters digital, –   I returned to find that the climate and environment politics are worse than ever in USA and Australia.

Meanwhile, on the nuclear scene, things would be farcical, if they were not so dangerous. Donald Trump wants to expand US nuclear arsenal, make it ‘top of the pack’. Australia’s own Dr Helen  Caldicott set out all too  clearly the grim situation at Fukushima Daiichi  nuclear  complex.

The farcical  part is in the nuclear lobby’s pretense that theirs is a viable industry. As the giant Toshiba corporation nears bankruptcy, and nuclear power stations go down like dominoes in USA, it’s really only China where the industry still might save itself. And that’s dubious, too.

And -sorry- this newsletter is too long today!

NUCLEAR Australia stands out- in self-imposed exile from global summit on treaty to ban nuclear weapons.   Pine Gap protestors to be prosecuted: may be gaoled for 7 years.

South Australia No place for nuclear enthusiasts in South Australia’s Liberal Party. Department of Industry, Innovation and Science avoids hard questions on nuclear waste. Will the nuclear waste of Sydney’s dead HIFAR nuclear reactor be sent to South Australia?

CLIMATE  

RENEWABLE  ENERGY. There’s heaps of news on this: World-first digital energy marketplace for rooftop solar launched by Australian consortium. South Australia’s Spencer Gulf ideal for pumped hydro energy storageGlobal battery storage industry to fight Australia home bans.  Shorten speaks out f or Labor’s 50% renewable energy target.     Poll shows that majority of Australians support Labor’s renewable energy goal. 

February 25, 2017 Posted by | Christina reviews | Leave a comment

Australian news this week – climate and nuclear

a-cat-CANI don’t know which is the worst news this week – climate or nuclear.   But I am going away for a week on a boat, WITH NO ACCESS TO ANYTHING DIGITAL.  I can’t wait. I’m taking one of those old things we all used to use – A BOOK.

But I digress:

CLIMATE. I hardly know where to start. I think that the worst thing is  connected with the collapse of journalism – as articles appear denouncing climate scientists as “frauds”. This, despite the 97 percent scientific consensus on climate change.

NUCLEAR. Remarkable apathy prevails, as nuclear weapons tensions hot up.

AUSTRALIA

CLIMATE and ENERGY

Fossil fuel generators, not renewables, are to blame for high electricity prices. Australian Energy Council warns on likely electricity problems in New South Wales. Australian Energy Market Operator now  confident of wind power security in South Australia. Queensland govt will back renewable energy, not new coal-fired power stations.

Powershop electricity customers funding community renewable energy.

Western Australian Greens propose solar battery rebate scheme.

NUCLEAR A responsible global citizen would not sell uranium to Ukraine.

South Australia

Western Australia.Ruling in favour of challenge against Noongar Indigenous land use agreement may lead to amendment of Native Title Act.

 

February 10, 2017 Posted by | Christina reviews | Leave a comment

To February 4 – Australia in Nuclear and Climate News

a-cat-CANHow good it would be to be able to ignore Donald Trump! But he sees to it that this is pretty much impossible, in any current affairs media. On the nuclear scene, many worry a lot:

Meanwhile the global nuclear industry is in financial crisis.  And Fukushima nuclear reactor radiation at highest level since 2011 meltdown.

Trump is having his impact on climate change news and action, too.

Joint Statements on Climate Change from National Academies of Science Around the World.

AUSTRALIA

CLIMATE. Well, Prime Minister Turnbull and Resources Minister Matt Canavan have flung themselves well and truly into the embrace of the  coal industry. They have set up a task force to promote coal. They are setting up a $5 billion fund for ‘clean-coal’ power stations, and plan to use the Clean Energy Finance Corporation to fund “clean coal”, seeing that no private investor would take that risk. New “clean” coal plants would cost $billions in taxpayer subsidies, and not clean anyway.

However, there is one clear, intelligent and influential voice for  Australia’s energy future – Chief Scientist Alan Finkel   Finkel says ‘clean coal’ has to stack up.

Australia’s national government falters on climate policy. Victoria races ahead.

South Australia is in position to be renewable leader, stabilise Australia’s energy system with supergrid. Snowy Hydro turns to solar

Solar power now taking off in a big way in Western Australia.

NUCLEAR

Federal nuclear waste dump plan  ( This is not just a South Australian issue – it’s national.) Extracts from Hansard show how the Australian government seeks to deceive the public on the definition of “High Level Nuclear Wastes”

Kimba Mayor wants a referendum first, before any decision on nuclear waste dump. South Australian property owners offer land for nuclear waste – at Napandee and Lyndhurst, near Kimba. Community survey shows strong local opposition to Federal nuclear waste dump at Barndioota, South Australia. Nuclear propaganda group to visit Port Augusta.

Ben Heard, of nuclear front group “Bright New World” in unfair attack on S Aust Liberals.   Response to Ben Heard’s misinformation on the proposed nuclear waste importing plan.

Federal govt embarrassed over backlash to its plan to expand Shoalwater Bay military training area.

 

February 4, 2017 Posted by | Christina reviews | Leave a comment

To January 27 – climate and nuclear anxieties.

a-cat-CANMuch as I hate joining the throng paying attention to that global narcissist, I must admit the fact that Donald Trump’s statements and actions are provoking reactions in America and around the world. On many important issues, such as torture, and religious discrimination, people are responding with alarm. Equally worrying are his policies on  climate and nuclear matters, and his attacks on science and journalism.

I am reminded of a kindergarten teacher, explaining the real message of a child’s bad behaviour “How bad to I have to be before somebody stops me”

I did get some macabre amusement from this news item- Under Trump, nuclear lobby to dump the argument about climate change.

AUSTRALIA

NUCLEAR.   Federal nuclear propaganda group to visit proposed nuclear dump towns in South Australia. Federal govt announces bribes to these communities.      Dishonest spin from ANSTO and government, about Spain’s nuclear waste program.  Good riddance to the Trans Pacific Partnership: it could have furthered nuclear waste import plans.

CLIMATE Malcolm Turnbull’s doublespeak on climate change.  So-called “Environment Minister” Josh Frydenberg approves coal mine expansion.  Climate Change has stalled Australian Wheat Yields.

ENERGY

January 27, 2017 Posted by | Christina reviews | Leave a comment

To 19 January – climate and nuclear news

a-cat-CANAs I write, there’s  a sort of an anxious lull in climate and nuclear news. Indeed, in other news, too. The media world seems to be waiting for the next event, on January 20, concerning a certain narcissistic American. I’ve decided to leave him out of this week’s newsletter, except, perhaps, for a picture (attached).

The exception in all this is Fukushima. Not that you find anything about this in the mainstream media. However, the news is getting out in alternative, and some Japanese media: workers’ cancers:  Thyroid Cancer Patient Group :  Designation of radioactive waste lifted: Fukushima ‘voluntary’ evacuees: Fukushima foodstuffs.

AUSTRALIA

CLIMATE.    90% of rural Australians say their lives are already affected by climate change. Pauline Hanson’s One Nation picks climate sceptic for Western Australian election. Australian Resources Minister Matt Canavan’s fantasy about “low emission” coal.

RENEWABLE ENERGY. Some considerations about Australia’s clean transition to renewable energy.   Tony Abbott calls for ditching Renewable Energy Target: PM Turnbull disagrees.  Smarter, cheaper solar plants are halving Australian solar farm capital intensity.  Utility scale investment marks the surge in wind and solar power in Australia. Potential of Queensland solar farm– to make this State the energy capital of Australia. Melbourne trams to be powered by solar energy by end of 2018.

NUCLEAR.  

South Australia.

Federal waste dump plan. Scrutiny on Hansard reveals the Australian government’s confusion about nuclear wastes.Australian government’s pro nuclear propaganda to South Australia’s Barndioota residents. Flinders Ranges Community survey – 79% do NOT want the Federal nuclear waste dump.

State nuclear waste import planBen Heard and Barry Brook spruik for nuclear reprocessing at Port Augusta. Old nuclear spruikers never give up – Bob Hawke, Ron Walker, Hugh MorganSouth Australian Liberal leader stresses that the Royal Commission nuclear waste import plan was economically risky.Derek Abbott explodes the Royal Commission proposal for a nuclear waste dump.

Western Australia. In an act of ?religious faith, Western Australian govt backs uneconomic uranium industry. Aboriginal Traditional Owners speak out against Yeelirrie uranium mining approval.

TasmaniaTasmania’s Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom speaks out for nuclear weapons ban.

January 21, 2017 Posted by | Christina reviews | Leave a comment