The Walkatjurra Walkabout has finished with a storm (literally)! An awesome walk into Leonora with lots of support to keep WA nuclear free. A successful public meeting the following day having CCWA Director Piers Verstegen come into Leonora to support the community and in particular the three Tjiwarl native title holders, Shirley, Lizzy and Vicky on the court challenge that included a visit to the proposed radioactive waste dump. You can see photos and read about their adventures here.
Looking forward to seeing you all at the Projections at Parliament event on the 11th September to send a clear and important message to the WA Government to ban uranium mining permanently.
PROJECTIONS at PARLIAMENT: Tuesday September 11, 2018
Come along to Projections at Parliament, Tuesday September 11, 2018 from 6pm – 7.30pm @ Parliament House, to welcome home the Walkatjurra walkers and help deliver an important message to the WA Government to ban uranium mining permanently. There will be projections, short films, speakers, music and food. For more information and to RSVP, click here
**LAST CHANCE** TAKE A SELFIE FOR Projections at Parliament EVENT
A really fun, easy, quick and effective action to keep the pressure on WA Labor to Keep Uranium in the Ground show them you care, concerned and support Traditional Owners.
Step 1 – Download and print the Ban Uranium Mining Permanently Sign / Or make your own!
Step 2 – Take a selfie with the sign
Step 3 – Upload your selfie to facebook or twitter and tag @WALabor @conservationcouncilWA and
Step 4 – Send selfie to email@example.com to put in the Projections!
Step 5 – Get 2 of your friends to do the same
URANIUM: WESTERN AUSTRALIA UNDER THREAT
If you haven’t seen our new animation … please watch and share the short 2 min video Uranium: West Australia under threat to make uranium mining extinct – not WAs unique species.
DONATE TO THE SUPREME COURT CHALLENGE
Recently we have been ordered to pay 50% of court costs, a combined total of $63,408 from Cameco and the State Government. This is outrageous but thanks to people like yourselves who care about protecting country and species, we can cover these costs!
Please support this case with your donation today to help us protect Yeelirrie and defend WA’s environmental laws.
PETITION TO MINISTER CANAVAN – DON’T DUMP ON SA
The government is aiming to make a decision on whether to proceed with a nuclear waste facility is SA later this year.
MAKE A SUBMISSION BY 24 SEPTEMBER : SENATE INQUIRY INTO RADIOACTIVE WASTE
To have your voice heard about Flinders Ranges nuclear waste dump plan, make a submission to Federal Minister for Resources Senator Matt Canavan via email at firstname.lastname@example.org by 24 September.
On 6 February 2018, the Senate referred an inquiry into the selection process for a national radioactive waste management facility in South Australia to the Senate Economics References Committee for inquiry and report by 14 August 2018. Read our submission here. Read all submissions on the government website here. The report acknowledged and validated many of the concerns about the process but unfortunately did not call for an end to the process and for a better way to manage the process of selecting a site for Australia’s most hazardous waste. You can read the Senate report here. Read the Conservation SA media release here.
Points to mention for WA are;
- CCWA calls for an independent inquiry to explore the full range of options to deal with radioactive waste. This should include consideration of the option of keeping waste at ANSTO’s Lucas Heights site, keeping in mind that much of the waste is already securely stored at Lucas Heights (over 90% measured by radioactivity).
- Leonora should not be Plan B, as stated by Minister Canavan in The Australian June 18, 2018. https://www.theaustralian.com.au/national-affairs/race-to-lock-in-nuclear-dump-before-federal-election/news-story/b2ea0780ec1e6971cbce51abddb8ee6e
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Walkatjurra Walkabout Crew