Late last week the new Cabinet formed, we now have Stephen Dawson as our Environment Minister, Dave Kelly as our Minister for Water, Roger Cook as Minister for Health and Bill Johnson as Minister for Mines and Petroleum. Within the cabinet there are some strong anti nuclear voices who we’ve worked closely with over the years and so we are hopeful of getting strong support for a ban or uranium mining in WA or at the very least a commitment that the four proposed mines – Kintyre, Wiluna, Yeelirrie and Mulga Rock will not be allowed to proceed.
But as always it’s important to remind Labor that their opposition to uranium mining is popular. So please take a moment and write to you local Labor member welcome them and let them know you support Labors position against uranium mining and that you’re looking forward to a ban on uranium mining in WA.
Also a big to congratulations to Robin Chapple on his re-election and the election of Alison Xamon and Tim Clifford – all strong advocates for a nuclear free future.
WALKATJURRA WALKABOUT 2017
This years Walkatjurra Dates are now set for the 4th of August leaving Fremantle and returning on the 3rd of September. We are hoping for a really good turn out this year ad hopefully it will be a celebration of a Ban on uranium mining. If Labor have not done it by then we need lots of people to come and demand that they keep their promises..
Information for walkers here
BARDI BUS NEEDS SOME LOVE
We have just launched a pozible fund raiser for the Bardi Bus… After 5 years touring around the country transporting mob around and years of hard going on the Walkatjurra Walkabout our beloved Bardi Bus needs some love and care…
Check out the pozible for some great rewards and a few limited edition hoodies
Join us for dinner at Annalkshmi for a post election debrief with Senator Scott Ludlam, ACF’s Dave Sweeney and the brilliant Dr Sue Wareham from the Medical Association for the Prevention of War – talking about War, Nuclear War and uranium mining.
Check out a new video from Senator Scott Ludlam
Our state remains uranium free.
Let’s keep it that way.
For those of you in the United States
I will be in the U.S from the middle of March and we will be doing some screenings of the Walkatjurra Walkabout film in San Fransisco,CA, Tacoma,WA, Seattle,WA, Cincinnatti,OH, Knoxville,TN, and possibly New Mexico and Arizona.
If you would like to do a screening in your area / or come to one of the screenings that we are doing then feel free to email me here for more details.
Hopefully we can fit some more screenings in and we would love to here from you and catch up as we road trip through the Country.
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Peace & Solidarity
Walkatjurra Walkabout crew