Clean Futures

Yellowcake Uranium oxide accident at Outer Harbor

Yellowcake uranium oxide is transported by truck from the Olympic Dam mine at Roxby Downs in South Australia, through Port Adelaide to the docks at Outer Harbor, to be loaded onto ships for export.  The yellowcake is packed inside sealed drums in a shipping container on the truck.

Early in the evening of Friday October 3rd 2014 an accident occurred at Outer Harbor.  When the shipping container was being unloaded from the truck it slipped and fell to the ground.  Emergency services were called, but as this was an accident involving dangerous goods and Outer Harbor didn’t have the facilities to open the container to check for spillage, the Environment Protection Agency was also called in to advise.  After checking the container with a geiger counter, the EPA determined that there was no radioactivity measurable outside the container.

BHP-Billiton AGM Public Action Nov 20th

BHP’s Annual General Meeting will be held in Adelaide at the Entertainment Centre 98 Port Rd, Hindmarsh, on Thursday 20th November 2015.

Join us from 9-10:30am to voice your support for the brave community voices heading into the AGM with support from BHP Shareholder for social responsibility to ask the hard questions about environmental destructions, community consultation, lack of responsibility and future risks.… Read more >>

BHP speakout Wed 19th Nov Gov Hindmarsh

BHP Speakout

6:30pm Governor Hindmarsh Hotel 59 Port Rd Hindmarsh

FoE are a member group of Nuclear Operations Watch Port Adelaide (NOWPA) who are one of the groups hosting this event.

Come and hear about community and environmental concerns with BHP mining projects in Australia and overseas. From coal mines in Colombia and Indonesia, the infamous Olympic Dam uranium mine in South Australia to uranium exports through Port Adelaide – at this forum the spotlight will be on BHP’s behaviour not their share price.  The event leads into the action outside the BHP-Billiton AGM at the Entertainment Centre the next day.

SPEAKERS:

Kevin Buzzacott

Bob Briton, NOW Port Adelaide

Dave Sweeney – Australian Conservation Council

Mia Pepper – Conservation Council WA

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Divestment Day Oct 18th – remove your finances from the fossil fuel industry

Since 2008, ANZ, CommBank, NAB and Westpac have funded almost $19 billion worth of dirty fossil fuel projects in Australia.

HELP MAKE SURE IT DOESN’T HAPPEN AGAIN!

Join us (Market Forces and 350.org Australia) on Divestment Day, (17 and) 18 October, as we tell the big banks that if “you choose fossil fuels, we’re choosing another bank!”

www.marketforces.org.au/divestmentday

TELL THE BIG BANKS: NO MORE FOSSIL FUELS!

Australia is on the verge of a massive expansion of its fossil fuel industry. 

Coal and gas projects are proposed that threaten precious natural icons like the Great Barrier Reef, and also our climate, health, water and land. The big four banks will play will play a crucial role in financing these projects.

On (17 and) 18 October 2014, thousands of Australians will turn out to publicly close their accounts with the big four banks in protest over their funding of the fossil fuel industry.

Register now:

www.marketforces.org.au/divestmentday

CAPITAL CITY LOCATIONS:

Adelaide, SA

Saturday 18 October 2014 at 11am 

The ‘Mall’s Balls’ in Rundle Mall

Melbourne, VIC

Saturday 18 October 2014 at 11am

Federation Square – St Paul’s Court, next to the Melbourne Visitor Centre

Sydney, NSW

Saturday 18 October 2014 at 11am

Sydney Square – Between Sydney Town Hall and St Andrews Cathedral

Brisbane, QLD

Saturday 18 October 2014 at 11am

Reddacliff Place, public seating near corner of North Quay and Queen Street

Perth, WA

Saturday 18 October 2014 at 11am

Perth Cultural Centre – in front of LED screen

Canberra, ACT

Saturday 18 October 2014 at 11am

Garema Place, “The Chess Board”

Hobart, TAS

Friday 17 October 2014 at 12.30pm

Corner of Elizabeth and Liverpool Streets, Outside the NAB building

For regional locations, or more information, visit:

www.marketforces.org.au/divestmentday/locations

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Trans Pacific Partnership Agreement Community Meeting

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Please pass onto your networks.

Community discussion with Greens Senator Peter Whish-Wilson re TPP and ISDS

When: Tuesday 15 April, 6pm to 7pm. Drinks and nibbles from 5.30pm.

Where: Office of Greens Senator Penny Wright, Level 3, 27 Leigh Street, Adelaide

Leaked chapters from the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade negotiations and the recent Korea-Australia Free Trade Agreement, provide clear and chilling examples of how new modern trade agreements can have influence over significant areas of public interest and importance.

The Abbott Government supports ‘Trojan Horse’ provisions commonly called Investor-State Dispute Settlement (ISDS) clauses in current trade negotiations. Even former Prime Minister John Howard did not support ISDS in the last US Free Trade Agreement. ISDS provisions open a can of worms, and allows foreign investors to sue governments if their investments are ‘harmed’ by a national, state or local policy or law. We know from ISDS clauses in other so-called FTAs this mechanism could;

• Put at risk affordable medicines and Australia’s Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme

• Attack moves to tighten rules on foreign investment in agricultural land and water

• Prevent moratoriums on genetically modified organisms and coal seam gas extraction

• Attack environment laws and legislation designed to address climate change; and

• Remove county or region of origin food labelling.

Please RSVP to Emma.Gorman@aph.gov.au by 5pm Monday 14 April if you would like to take part in this important discussion.

The Fair Food Adelaide Collective is continuing the campaign against the TPP, if you would like to be involved please contact us at adelaide.office@foe.org.au

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