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Frydenberg Fridays – let the Minister responsible for national nuclear waste dumps know how you feel

Frydenberg Fridays – an initiative of the ACE Collective, Friends of the Earth Melbourne

Contact the Federal Resources Minister Josh Frydenberg to oppose the dumping of Australia’s radioactive waste on the Adnyamathanha people and support the local communities in opposition to a national radioactive waste dump in the Flinders Ranges.

South Australia is at risk of being turned into the nation’s nuclear waste dump.

The Turnbull Government is advancing plans to build a national nuclear waste dump in South Australia’s Flinders Ranges. The announcement in April 2016 named Barndioota – Wallerbidina as the site.

We need your support to protect this region from nuclear waste.

The Wallerbidina site is of great cultural, historical and spiritual significance to Adnyamathanha Traditional Owners, who are calling this decision a desecration of their culture. Regina McKenzie, who lives at Yappala Station near the dump site, says: “The area is Adnyamathanha land. It is Arngurla Yarta (spiritual land). The proposed dump site has countless thousands of Aboriginal artifacts. Our ancestors are buried there. The nominated site is a significant women’s site. Throughout the area are registered cultural heritage sites and places of huge importance to our people.”

Friends of the Earth has been working closely with Adnyamathanha Traditional Owners who are united in their opposition to the proposed dump.

Regina McKenzie and her family are asking for support.

One way you can do this is by contacting Minister Frydenberg and expressing concern about the national dump plans. In the lead up to the final decision, your voice can be a powerful support to the Adnyamathanha people and will be appreciated for generations to come.

To contact Minister Frydenberg:

Call his Melbourne office – (03) 9882 3677

Send an email – josh.frydenberg.mp@aph.gov.au

Write a letter – 695 Burke Road, Camberwell VIC 3124

Some points to mention in your letter/email to Minister Frydenberg:

Impact on Aboriginal Traditional Owners

The Adnyamathanha community is unanimously opposed to the development of the proposed nuclear waste dump at Wallerbidina Station, and view this proposal as an attack on their cultural beliefs, history and heritage.… Read more >>

Rally: No Nuclear Dump in the Flinders Ranges – Pt Augusta Fri 24 June

Family Friendly regional rally in Port Augusta for the Iron Triangle towns:

No nuclear waste dump in the Flinders Ranges!

12 – 2pm Friday 24 June
meet at Pt Augusta east foreshore

The Federal Government is progressing plans to dump low and intermediate level waste in the Flinders Ranges on Adnyamathanha land.

The community say No.

We want clean regions not toxic towns.

Friday June 24, 2016
12 noon
Port Augusta foreshore

Marching from the Port Augusta foreshore to Gladstone Square via Commercial Road with speakers, music, BBQ

Bring your banners, placards, friends and family.

https://www.facebook.com/events/1738048999752346/

robyn.wood@foe.org.au… Read more >>

Break free from fossil fuels – Australian action in Newcastle

Friends of the Earth Adelaide send their best wishes to the crew in Newcastle for their fossil free action on 7-8 May – if you’d like to join in the information is at the link below.

“As part of an international wave of climate action, join us to stop coal exports in Newcastle – the worlds largest coal port.”

http://australia.breakfree2016.org/

“This May, thousands of people will come together around the world for bold actions to keep fossil fuels in the ground.”

“In Australia, hundreds of people from all walks of life will take a stand at the world’s largest coal port of Newcastle to stop the export of pollution.”

“Our actions will speak louder than politician’s words as we send a message to leaders everywhere that it’s time for real action to keep fossil fuels in the ground.”… Read more >>

Antinuclear contingent at the May Day march Sat 30th April

The May Day march is on Saturday 30th April (the closest Saturday to May Day) – meet 10am at the Torrens Parade Ground to march to Light Square for stalls, speeches and entertainment.

There will be an anti nuclear banner to march behind and a stall at the Square asking people to sign our postcards to the Premier.

All welcome

Facebook event here

Contact adelaide.office@foe.org.au for more information.… Read more >>

Two fossil fuel free events in May

Friends of the Earth Adelaide are happy to support the Wilderness Society in their campaign to protect wilderness and farmland from gas fracking, and to stop oil drilling from happening in the Great Australian Bight.

1. Stand up at Santos AGM

Join us from 8:30-10:30am outside the Santos AGM at the western end of the Convention Centre on North Terrace to highlight to shareholders the dangers of gas fracking.

Facebook event here

It’s time for South Australians to support our NSW cousins. Our common asset – Australia’s largest underground water resource, the Great Artesian Basin – is under serious threat from Santos’ plans for an 850 well coal seam gasfield in the Pilliga forest.

Farmers and traditional owners of the Pilliga area in North West NSW will travel over 1,400km to have their voices heard by the Santos board and shareholders.

We need South Australians to turn up in support and show Santos some home-grown opposition to its risky plans.

Recently NSW has seen many people-powered victories against CSG. Now, Santos’ Narrabri Gas Project in the Pilliga is the last CSG proposal in the state and the NSW Gasfield Free movement is focused on this final front.

The Pilliga forest is the largest woodland left in Eastern Australia and a critical recharge zone for the Great Artesian Basin.

We must make sure that Santos’ new CEO, its board and shareholders know without a doubt that it’s not just NSW people determined to stop CSG in the Pilliga but that South Australians are also aware and opposed to these risky plans.

2. Hands Across the Sand ADELAIDE EVENT – Facebook information here
Saturday 21st May 2016, 11:00am at Glenelg Beach Foreshore, near the jetty.

It is time again to join hands at Glenelg Beach and say NO to risky deepsea drilling in our Great Australian Bight and YES to clean energy and a low carbon economy.… Read more >>