Walkatjurra Walkabout has finished but a lot of work ahead of us

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On Saturday Walkatjurra Walkabout finished the walk in to Leonora. You can see all the updates here.

Many of the walkers are still in Kalgoorlie preparing for the Australia Nuclear Free Alliance meeting being held in Kalgoorlie over the weekend. People from around the country are heading to Kalgoorlie to talk nukes. If you are in the area get in touch and join us for the public forum on Saturday 10th September. RSVP here.

When the walkers arrived in Kalgoorlie on Tuesday we heard that the W.A EPA had just recommended approval for the proposed Wiluna uranium mine. We are disappointed but not surprised – the WA EPA has a pattern of deferring important environmental assessments to other Government agencies.

CCWA will be hosting yet another appeal writing workshop in a bid to get many appeals lodged and to challenge the validity of the proposed mine. Please come along to City West Lotteries House on September 14, at 5pm – 8pm and get informed about Wiluna, learn new skills about the assessment and appeals process and meet other environmentalists like you. SEE EVENT DETAILS HERE. You can read more about the Wiluna proposal here. 

It has been another great walk with so many people participating from all over Australia along with people from Germany, Chile, France, New Zealand and the United States.. We would all like to give a massive thanks to all the Traditional Owners who helped guide us through country and shared so many stories with us all..  This years Walkatjurra Walkabout started as a celebration around the EPA’s recommendation that the Yeelirrie uranium project NOT be approved, but this celebration did not last long as the EPA then recommended that the Mulga Rocks uranium project approved, followed by them also recommending the Wiluna project as well..

We hope to see many of you at the appeals workshop and other events coming up soon.
There is also a NATIONAL DAY OF ACTION against nuclear waste dumps in SA.
Saturday October 15, 2016 marks 63 years since the first atomic bomb test at Emu Junction in South Australia.  More Info here

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If anyone would like to make a financial contribution to the Walkatjurra Walkabout you can direct deposit

  • Account Name: Fremantle Anti Nuclear Group
  • BSB: 633-000
  • Account Number: 137443347
  • Reference: Walkabout

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Peace & Solidarity
Walkatjurra Walkabout crew

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