Australian news, and some related international items


15 December 17 Federal Nuclear Waste Dump: Locals NOT WELCOME to attend the Barndioota Consultative Committee December Meeting


9 December 17  Call For Senate Inquiry Into South Australia’s Nuclear Dump Sites

4 December 17 Over 1000 protest in Adelaide against Federal nuclear waste dump plan

29 27 November 17 South Australian law: government now prohibited from spending money to promote nuclear waste importing

27 November 17 Proposed Federal nuclear waste dump threatens South Australia’s environment and economy.

24 November 17 Western Australia nuclear waste enthusiast Glenn Baker shows his ignorance of the real purpose of nuclear dump

22 November 17 Australia’s govt and nuclear lobby soften up South Australians for nuclear waste dumping

17 November 17 High level nuclear wastes, planned for South Australia dumping, but not mentioned by Australian Government

Lucas Heights is the obvious place for a National Radioactive Waste Management Facility.

15 November 17  Federal radioactive waste in South Australia : three sites, two years, one message

Australian Aboriginal concerns will now be addressed in Scotland discussions on destination of reprocessed nuclear wastes

13 November 17 South Australian government: local Aboriginal community has final veto on nuclear waste suppositary

8 November 17 Dean Johnson, Kimba mayor, ecstatic about Kimba getting Federal govt bribe for radioactive trash dump search


  Holtec casks for wastes (as intended by Nuclear Royal Commission for South Australia) now found to have faults

1 November 17 Nuclear fuel waste: Extended Storage at Lucas Heights or target SA?

28 Oct 17 Weird award for crummy Nuclear Fuel Chain Royal Commission agency

27 October 17  Mark Parnell on the final report of the Joint Committee on Findings of the Nuclear Fuel Cycle Royal Commission

21 October  Business South Australia – still a strident voice for the nuclear lobby. Judge rules that Business South Australia is NOT a charity.

 ANSTO calls High Level Nuclear Waste – “Intermediate Level” – fooling the public

18 October – No more money for investigating nuclear waste importing – South Australian Parliamentary Committee report

16 October – Australian govt changing electoral boundaries, in effort to get support for radioactive waste dump in South Australia?

 27 September –Aborigines fight to block nuclear wastes from Scotland ending up dumped in rural South Australia

20 September 17  Nominations sought for Kimba Consultative Committee on National Radioactive Waste Dump

Rural South Australia could end up with the curse of stranded nuclear wastes

16 September 17 ANSTO bosses support the global nuclear industry, not the well-being of Australians

11 September 17 Is the Federal Nuclear Waste Dump plan a TROJAN HORSE FOR AN INTERNATIONAL NUCLEAR WASTE DUMP?

9 September 17 South Australian responses to Federal Nuclear Waste Dump plan – Facebook

1 September 17 Time for Australia to have an inquiry into nuclear waste production and storage.

30 August 17 

28 August  Radioactive hospital wastes: South Australia

25 August 17 Western Australia Shire of Leonora keen to make money by hosting radioactive trash

21 August 17  South Australian govt’s pro nuclear propaganda campaign was expensive

19 August 17 The ABC swallows the nuclear lobby line on medicine – hook line and sinker. Two Kimba farmers happy at the prospect of stranded radioactive trash on their land.

18 August 17 Stand Tall: No Dump Alliance urges South Australian leaders to halt nuclear waste plan.

2 August 17 South Australians Brett and Michael Rayner overjoyed at the beauty of nuclear wastes at ANSTO.  Michelle and Brett Rayner blissfully unaware of the toxicity of the nuclear waste they’re inviting.

21 July 17 Pro nuclear activities of MP Rowan Ramsey questioned

30 June 17 Karina Lester: the Anangu story, and the Aboriginal fight against nuclear waste dumping

28 June 17 Minister For Nuclear and Coal, Matt Canavan pushes forward with Kimba radioactive trash dump plan. 


23 June 17 Kimba vote to investigate nuclear waste facility, but opposition to this is strong.  Kimba community divided over federal nuclear waste dump plan – fairly narrow “yes” vote

21 June 17 Strong calls to have Kimba nuclear dump plan dumped

7 June 17  South Australian Premier Jay Weatherill declares the nuclear waste importing plan “dead”

June 2o17 Senator Scott Ludlam probes the Australian government’s plan to dump Lucas Heights’ nuclear waste on rural South Australia

29 May IMPOSITION of ANSTO reactor nuclear wastes onto South Australian community

14 April Kimba South Australia: Neighbours still opposed to nominated nuclear waste facility sites

13 April Petition: No high level nuclear waste dump in South Australia. Say no to Jay’s high-level waste dump

7 April Does Australia REALLY need a radioactive waste facility in outback South Australia?   ANSTO admits that Federal waste plan is for reactor generated wastes, and that no longterm      disposal plan exists. Some enthusiasts for nuclear waste dump at Kimba, but many opponents.

    South Australian Liberal Party to launch advertising campaign against Nuclear Royal Commission plan to import nuclear wastes.

24 Mar Adnyamantha Aboriginal elder considering legal action against federal government‘s  proposed nuclear waste dump

22 Mar Radioactive Repeat: federal radioactive waste Groundhog Day increases uncertainty. Federal Government running amok in SA communities over nuclear waste.


11 March  South Australian Liberal Party condemns the plan to import nuclear wastes

7 February On nuclear waste dumping: America’s Dept of Energy more truthful than South Australia’s Nuclear Royal Commission

6 February Australian Nuclear Science and Technology Organisation (ANSTO) propagandising to Aborigines.             “Intermediate” nuclear waste- opens door for High Level Wastes .     High Level Nuclear Waste IS planned for South Australia’s Federal Dump.

5 February Jeff Baldock could make $$$s from #nuclear waste dump, but poses as community benefactor

3 February 17 S Aust property owners offer land for nuclear waste – at Napandee and Lyndhurst, near Kimba.    Nuclear propaganda group to visit Port Augusta.     Kimba Mayor wants a referendum first, before any decision on nuclear waste dump.

28 January 17 2 earthquakes in 2 days near to Barndioota, the planned Federal nuclear waste dump site

16 January 2017  Derek Abbott explodes the Royal Commission proposal for a nuclear waste dump. South Australian Liberal leader stresses that the Royal Commission nuclear waste plan was a huge economic risk

12 December 16

9 December 16   According to Bob Hawke, Aborigines can get a decent life only if Australia imports nuclear waste? South Australian nuclear waste dump fans, (members of Ben Heard’s “Bright New World Nuclear Propaganda”)  write to politicians

7 December 16 Australian government’s nuclear waste dump for Barndioota – a sly prelude for importing nuclear waste

5 December 16 South Australian Labor govt clings to its nuclear waste dream

30 November 16 Tiny outback town divided over plan for federal nuclear waste dump. Kimba, South Australia, may rejoin the discussion on hosting a federal nuclear waste dump.

star28 November 16 “Medical” uses do not justify Lucas Heights nuclear reactor, nor a Flinders Ranges nuclear dump

23 November 16 Nuclear lobbyist Nathan Paine rubbishes the economic experts who informed South Australia’s Nuclear Royal Commission. Michael West casts a satirical searchlight on South Australia’s nuclear waste import plan.

star20 November 16   Michele Madigan relates the continuing saga of the South Australian nuclear waste import plan . Sunday Mail survey reveals opposition to nuclear waste dump

19 November Legal obstacles – State,National, and International, to Australia importing nuclear wastes  Nuclear Economics Consulting Group reports on the diseconomics of importing nuclear waste to South Australia  Europe’s new rules about exporting nuclear waste are RELEVANT TO AUSTRALIA

18 November. Nuclear dump plan dumped- but will be a South Australian election issue

17 November No further investigation into high level nuclear waste dump – Jay Weatherill

16 November .  Pro nuclear Royal Commissioner Scarce still pushing the barrow for the industry South Aust Premier Weatherill wants a a nuclear referendum but no-one else does. South Australian Premier Weatherill – a political martyr for the nuclear lobby.  Protestors in the streets of Adelaide call for “Dumping the Nuclear Waste Dump”

14 November 

13  November Now, focus on the unnecessarily large, and unnecessary, Flinders nuclear dump proposal.   Don’t let’s get complacent that the nuclear waste import battle is over.

7 November Aboriginal people will never agree to a high level waste dump – Nuclear Citizens Jury Report. Premier Weatherill’s Big Gaffe. Overwhelming rejection of nuclear waste import. (article includes reader poll). Premier Weatherill’s grand nuclear waste plan in shreds! NO TO NUCLEAR WASTE DUMP ! South Australian Nuclear Citizens’ Jury.

6 November A “Minority Report” from South Australia’s Nuclear Citizens’ Jury?

5 November Nuclear Citizens’ Jury to present report to Premier Jay Weatherill. Port Lincoln nuclear jurors mull over Citizens’ Jury report. The Nuclear Royal Commission will be remembered as a hypocrisy, Kevin Scarce’s Nuclear Conflict of Interest.

4 November Tainted economic evidence was given to South Australia’s Nuclear Royal Commission

29 October  Labor Party dithers in vote over nuclear waste dumping in South Australia  South Australian Premier Weatherill heckled by anti nuclear protestors  Delaying tactics on the nuclear waste agenda at South Australia’s Labor Party Conference

28 October ‘Nuclear Citizens’ Juryobserver’ – CARA Director John Phalen (Director Nuclear Engagement at Department of the Premier and Cabinet)  – has been booted out of Basecamp after requests from multiple jurors.

Will Australia become the global nuclear toilet? Lead-up to events in Adelaide 29 October

Nuclear showdown for South Australia’s Labor Party Conference.

27 October – An ethical argument for Australia to import nuclear wastes?

star22 October – see the Witness List for Nuclear Citizens’ Jury 29-30 October, and see which witnesses are pro nuclear and which are for nuclear-free

18 October – Huge anti waste dump rally in Adelaide on Oct 15. Smaller ones in Sydney , Melbourne, Alice Springs

13 October  – anti– nuclear dumping rallies across Australia text don't nuclear waste Australia

15 October – Adelaide NATIONAL  against nuclear waste dumps in SA
15 October – Melbourne  National Day of Action: No Nuclear Waste Dumps on Aboriginal Land! 
15 October – Sydney  – National Day of Action  against nuclear waste dumps in SA
12 October Witnesses recommended for the next Citizens’ Jury on Nuclear Waste Importing
9 October. Monitoring Second Nuclear Citizens’ Jury – doubts on the integrity of this exercise. Jury given  a loaded pro nuclear  question.
8 October. Inconvenient truths the nuclear “citizens’ jury” needs to hear
7 October  South Australia’s nuclear dump plan – fool’s gold? – senior Liberal MP
1 October. Premier Weatherill either dishonest or ignorant, about Finland’s nuclear waste dump plan
18 September Unpleasant consequences for Australia in setting up international nuclear waste dump?
                               Jay Weatherill dithering on when to make a decision about nuclear waste importing for                                South Australia.
16 September. “Your Say” comments on Nuclear Royal Commission’s Waste Dump plan  – on economics, on Royal Commissioner  Kevin Scarce, on the possible nuclear submarine connection, on South Australia’s reputation. 
15 September When will Premier Weatherill admit that the nuclear bonanza is a really bad idea?
                               Citizens’ Jury – a good process studied an economically bad plan
12 September Taxpayers up for huge costs in South Australia – just for the PLANNING for nuclear waste importing
10 September Australia’s nuclear lobby wants waste dump as a prelude to setting up ‘new nuclear’ in South Asia.
9  September More South Australian govt nuclear propaganda eventsThurs. 15/9:  Colonnades Shopping Centre, 54 Beach Rd, Noarlunga Centre,  11:00am – 7:00pm                      Morgan Institute, 2 Ninth St, Morgan, 11:00am – 7:00pm                      Pukatja Aboriginal Community, Ernabella-Victory Downs Road,  11:00am – 5:00pmSun: 18/9:  Left Unity  forum re political issues and dump. 2pm. Box Factory, Regent St, Adl.Mon. 19/9: Port Augusta Central Oval, Victoria Parade, 11:00am – 7:00pmFilm: “Containment”, Capri Theatre,141 Goodwood Rd, 6:00pm – 7.20p  AND meeting – Joinery 6pmTues. 20/9:  Quorn Town Hall, 1 Seventh St, 11:00am – 7:00pm                        Woomera Theatre, 675 Banool Ave, 11:00am – 7:00pmWed. 21/9: Munno Para Shopping Centre, 600 Main North Rd, Smithfield, 9:00am – 5:00pm                       Andamooka SES Shed, Hospital Rd, Andamooka, 11:00am – 7:00pm                       Hawker Community Sports Centre, Druid Range Dr, 11:00am – 7:00pm
                      The Gov, 59 Port Road, Hindmarsh. @ 6.30pm
A talk on the dollars and the dump and a National Day of Action info session.Thurs. 22/9: Munno Para Shopping Centre, 600 Main North Rd, Smithfield, 11:00am – 7:00pm   Coober Pedy Greek Hall, Lot 1226 Saint Nicholas Street, 11:00am – 7:00pm                         Leigh Creek Tavern Dining Room, 20 Railway Terrace W, Copley, 11:00am – 7:00pmFri. 23/9:  Munno Para Shopping Centre, 600 Main North Rd, Smithfield, 9:00am – 5:00pmSat. 24/9:  Munno Para Shopping Centre,  600 Main North Rd, Smithfield, 9:00am – 5:00pmMon. 26/9:  Keith Institute, Ruth Wheel Building, Heritage Street, 11:00am – 7:00pm                        Tailem Bend Town Hall,  101 Railway terrace, 11:00am – 7:00pmTues. 27/9:  Naracoorte Hall, 95 Smith St, 11:00am – 7:00pm                        Meningie Bowling Club, Princes highway, 11:00am – 7:00pmWed. 28/9:  Port Adelaide Shopping Centre, 200/220 Commercial Rd, 9:00am – 5:00pm                        Kingston Town Hall, 29 Holland St, Kingston, 9:00am – 5:30pm                        Penola Wattle Range Council (the Gallery), 27 Arthur Street, 11:00am – 7:00pmThurs. 29/9:  Robe Institute, LOT 131 Mundy Terrace, 11:00am – 7:00pm                          Harbour Town,  727 Tapleys Hill Road, West Beach, 9:00am – 5:00pm                          Millicent The Civic and Arts Centre,14 Ridge Terrace,11:00am – 7:00pmFri. 30/9:  Mawson Lakes Shopping Centre,297 Mawson Lakes Blvd, 9:00am – 5:00pm5 September. Keep in mind Second Round of Citizens’ Jury meetings 8th and 9th October and 29th and 30th October and 5th and 6th November4 September South Australia’s Premier Weatherill is proud that his nuclear waste import plan is RISKY!3 September Unions ready to oppose South Australian Premier Jay Weatherill on nuclear waste dump plans31 August Secret forum – for the Nuclear Royal Commission to indoctrinate kids?Latest South Australian govt nuclear propaganda event list (How much is all this costing the tax-payer?)Fri. 26/8:   West Lakes Shopping Centre 9-5   Mt Barker Town hall: Stephen St, 11:00am – 7:00pmSat. 27/8:   West Lakes Shopping Centre 9-5Mon. 29/8: Port Lincoln Aboriginal Community, Ravendale Rd, 11:00am – 5:00pm                  Tanunda CWA Hall, 70 Murray Street, 11:00am – 7:00pmTues. 30/8: Koonibba Aboriginal Community, Foggos Road,  11:00am – 5:00pm                   Kapunda Soldiers Memorial Hall, Hill Street, 11:00am – 7:00pmWed. 31/8:  Birdwood Institute 44 Shannon Street, Birdwood, 11:00am – 7:00pmThurs. 1/9: Castle Plaza Shopping Centre, 992 South Rd, Edwardstown, 11:00am – 7:00pm                    Strathalbyn Town Hall, High Street,  11:00am – 7:00pmFri. 2/9: Kangaroo Island Town Hall, 43 Dauncey St, Kingscote,11:00am – 7:00pm              Norwood Town Hall Don Pyatt Room,175 The Parade, Norwood, 9:00am – 5:00pm              Royal Adelaide Show – Jubilee Pavilion, Goodwood Rd,  9:00am – 9:00pm              Pt. Augusta Exposure 2016 Institute Theatre & Gladstone Square              Opens on Friday night with ‘Talking Straight Out’, 5.30pm 3/9: Norwood Town Hall Don Pyatt Room, 175 The Parade, Norwood, 9:00am – 6:00pm               Royal Adelaide Show – Jubilee Pavilion, Goodwood Rd,  9:00am – 9:00pm               Pt. Augusta Exposure 2016 Institute Theatre & Gladstone Square, 9:00am – 4:30pm 4/9: Royal Adelaide Show, Jubilee Pavilion, 9:00am – 9:00pm                Pt. Augusta Exposure 2016 Institute Theatre & Gladstone Square, 9:00am – 1:00pm 5/9: Royal Adelaide Show, Jubilee Pavilion, 9:00am – 9:00pm                   Port Wakefield  Eagles Sports & Community Centre,  11:00am – 7:00pmANC meeting: Joinery, 6:00pm – 8:00pmTues. 6/9: Royal Adelaide Show, Jubilee Pavilion, 9:00am – 9:00pm                  Iwantja Aboriginal Community, Indulkana, 11:00am – 5:00pm                  Yorketown Town Hall – Main Hall, 15 Edithburgh Rd, 11:00am – 7:00pm

                  Flinders Uni, Environment Day,  9:00am-3:00pm

Wed. 7/9:  Royal Adelaide Show, Jubilee Pavilion, 9:00am – 9:00pm

                   Kadina Town Hall, 51 Taylor St, 11:00am – 7:00pm

                   Umuwa Aboriginal Community, 11:00am – 5:00pm


Thurs.8/9: Royal Adelaide Show, Jubilee Pavilion, 9:00am – 9:00pm

                 Fregon Aboriginal Community, 11:00am – 5:00pm

                 Port Pirie Northern Festival Centre, 106 Gertrude St, 11:00am – 7:00pm


Fri. 9/9: Royal Adelaide Show, Jubilee Pavilion, 9:00am – 9:00pm

             Mimili Aboriginal Community, Umuwa-Chandler Road, 11:00am – 5:00pm


Sat. 10/9: Royal Adelaide Show, Jubilee Pavilion, 9:00am – 9:00pm


Sun. 11/9: Royal Adelaide Show, Jubilee Pavilion, 9:00am – 9:00pm


Mon. 12/9: Clare Town Hall, 229 Main North Road, 11:00am – 7:00pm

                    Pipalyatjara Aboriginal Community, Main Street, 11:00am – 5:00pm


Tues. 13/9: Jamestown Medical Centre Meeting Room, 66 Irvine St, 11:00am – 7:00pm

                   Kanpi Aboriginal Community, Main Street, 11:00am – 5:00pm

Wed. 14/9: Colonnades Shopping Centre,54 Beach Rd, Noarlunga Centre, 9:00am – 5:00pm

                    Amata Community, Gunbarrel Hwy,11:00am – 5:00pm

                    Orroroo Golf Club, 1 Second Street, 11:00am – 7:00pm

Check out some excellent submissions to the NFCRC at Nuclear Royal Commission 
2-4 September – Port Augusta EXPOSURE
19 September – Goodwood, AdelaideFilm Containment 
8 October – Adelaide – Nuclear Citizens’ Jury no. 2
9 October –  Adelaide – Nuclear Citizens’ Jury no. 2
29 October – Adelaide – Nuclear Citizens’ Jury no. 2
30 October – Adelaide – Nuclear Citizens’ Jury no. 2
25 August   South Australia’s nuclear waste dump plan not economically viable? The nuclear lobby doesn’t care. 
24 August Can South Australia cope with the bureaucratic mountain needed for nuclear waste dumping?

20 August South Australian Parliamentary Inquiry asks inconvenient questions about nuclear waste import costs

14 August South Australian Parliament’s Joint Committee on Findings of the Nuclear Fuel Cycle Royal Commission. 

Graph Submissions to SA Parlt 2016

This Parliamentary Inquiry is still going on. Transcripts of hearings and submissions can be read at (if Chrome browser doesn’t work for those PDFs try another browser, e.g Firefox.)

13 August  South Australian Govt’s “Simplify Day” – aimed at removing nuclear restriction laws?

4 August Festering doubts on impartiality of Nuclear Royal Commissioner Kevin Scarce

3 August Manufacturing social licence – South Australia’s Nuclear Fuel Chain Royal Commission

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12 July  The videos of the NUCLEAR CITIZENS’ JURY held June 25-26 and July 9-10 are not easy to find. Here is the link to all 24 –

 Transcripts of the Nuclear  Citizens Jury proceedings are at

9 July  Today’s Nuclear Citizens’ Jury Hearings – not looking too good, so far.  Nuclear Citizens Jury discusses Community Consent

8 July    Tune in from 10.30am on Saturday 9th July for the first livestream session.

Agenda for Saturday 9th July and Sunday 10th
Topics: Community Consent  –  Economics – Safety – Trust

24 June      25 June LIVE STREAMING South Australian Government’s Nuclear Citizens Jury

Nuclear Citizens Jury – dubious panel, dubious public accessability

South Australia’s Nuclear Citizens Jury to have a ?scientific panel

National Labor opposes nuclear waste importing: an obstacle to South Australia’s plan

20 June More about the Citizens Jury Saturday, June 25 and Sunday, June 26

Does the South Australian plan meet the BASIC REQUIREMENTS FOR CITIZENS’ JURY ?

David Noonan’s Nuclear waste security brief, in brief.  In greater detail- here. 

17 June Senator Nick Xenophon not keen on nuclear waste importing.Citizens' Jury scrutiny

View South Australia Nuclear Citizens Juries Saturday 25 June and Sunday 26 June

16 June – Responses to the Nuclear Fuel Chain Royal Commission’s recommendations. See some good ones – scroll down the sidebar at our home page. Also see John Jasson’ s response and Penny Kleemann’s response. .

12 June Antinuclear Australia is surveying all Labor MPs, Senators and Candidates, as to which way they would vote, if Labor moved to change its policy against nuclear expansion, including importing nuclear waste. You can see the survey question at ELECTION 2016. Scroll right down, past the Nick Xenophon team, and list of Labor politicians, to find the message sent to Labor politicians.

Antinuclear Australia is also surveying Nick Xenophon Team politicians, to find out what each thinks about Australia importing nuclear waste.

4 June Submission time again this time to South Australian Parliamentary Committee. Closing date July 1st (conveniently hidden during Federal Election fervour)

South Australian ‘Citizens’ Jury’ to kick off expensive nuclear publicity juggernaut

Globally unprecedented scale of Nuclear waste shipments target Australia. Which Nuclear port in Australia to receive and store High level Nuclear Wastes

Friends of the Earth tracking the progress of South Australia’s Royal Commission into Nuclear Expansion.

29 May Doubts about the integrity of South Australia’s “Citizens’ Jury” nuclear waste plan. Check on newDemocracy ‘s statement here – at NUCLEAR FUEL CYCLE ENGAGEMENT – SOUTH AUSTRALIA’S DEPARTMENT OF PREMIER & CABINET

25 May – Royal Commission very vague on how much a South Australian nuclear waste dump is going to cost the tax-payer.

24 May – Unstable Middle East and Aaian regimes are the likely customers for sending nuclear waste to South Australia

23 May – Dr Andrew Allison assesses the FINAL RECOMMENDATIONS of South Australia’s Nuclear Fuel Chain Royal Commission

22 May This page is taking over from the Royal Commission page. You would think that South Australia’s Nuclear Royal Commission was over. But No. The South Australian government is now using the Citizens’ Juries to continue the work of the RC.

The first Citizens’ Jury is in no way a jury.

It seems to have been given the job of further “educating” the public on the recommendations of the RC.

.A Citizens’ Jury should be tasked with making a judgement about something. It should not be a promotional exercise.

The jury is asked to produce an independent guide to help every South Australian understand the recommendations raised by the Royal Commission’s report.

Watch this space….

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