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Dumplings not Dumps

Everyone likes dumplings, but no one likes dumps.

The Federal government is trying to impose a radioactive waste dump in South Australia, despite State legislation that makes them illegal, opposition from Traditional Owners and a truly flawed plan that’s done nothing but cost money and divide communities.

Please support the communities of the Flinders Ranges and Kimba by sending a submission to the Department of Industry, Innovation and Science.

Get friends, family and co-workers together, eat dumplings and say NO to nuclear waste in SA and host a “Dumplings not Dumps” session.

Better yet, if you’re in Adeliade, bring your laptop and write yours on the night while having a dumpling dinner.
Where: The Joinery, 111 Franklin St, Adelaide
When: 6pm – 8pm
Date: Monday 25th November
Faceboook event

 

dumpling noun

dump·?ling | \ ?d?mp-li?

Definition of dumpling

1.

  1. a small mass of dough cooked by boiling or steaming
  2. a usually baked dessert of fruit wrapped in dough

2

: something soft and rounded like a dumpling

especially : a short fat person or animal

 

dump noun

\ ?d?mp  \ dumped; dumping; dumps

Definition of dump

1

  1. an accumulation of refuse and discarded materials
  2. a place where such materials are dumped

2

  1. a quantity of reserve materials accumulated at one place
  2. a place where such materials are stored ammunition dump
  3. a disorderly, slovenly, or objectionable place
  4. an instance of dumping data stored in a computer
  5. often vulgar : an act of defecation —usually used with take

Write a submission to the Department of Industry, Innovation and Science

  • Write submissions against the radioactive waste dump proposed for SA
  • All the info you need to write a submission is at www.foe.org.au/have_your_say
  • You can use this online proforma and either use the existing text or edit to suit or you can write your own submission
  • Submissions are due by 12th December 2019

Eat dumplings, have fun

Dumpling options: There are so many types to choose from – momos, wontons, ravioli, kreplach, pierogi, gnocchi, Jamaican patties, gyoza, knishes, empanadas, samosas and more.… Read more >>

Solidarity Sit-down Fri 29 Feb, Parliament House

from School Strike 4 Climate:

Our Government’s inaction on the climate crisis is contributing to catastrophic fire conditions. People are hurting. Communities are being devastated. And summer hasn’t even begun.

But rather than take real action on the climate crisis, all our Government offers is their thoughts, prayers and more support for coal, oil and gas projects.

Our Government has repeatedly ignored Indigenous leaders and firefighters’ warnings of a spiralling bushfire crisis. And they have failed to provide the support needed to manage country and bushfires in a time of climate crisis. They need to be held to account.

On November 29, join all of us at Solidarity Sit-Downs to demand increased support for Indigenous land management and the Rural Fire Service and real climate action:

1. No new coal, oil and gas projects
2. 100% renewable energy and exports by 2030
3. Funding for a just transition and jobs for fossil fuel workers and communities.

Together, we’ll sit shoulder to shoulder outside the offices of our MPs and fossil fuel companies across Australia and hear from those on the frontline of the climate crisis. We’ll also donate to support those impacted by and fighting the fires: https://tinyurl.com/yekkfblg

Bring a cushion, and together let’s show solidarity with everyone on the frontlines of the climate crisis.

Adelaide: 12 noon Friday 29th, SA Parliament

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SA’s stunning renewable energy transition

South Australia now ranks number two in the world – behind Denmark – in total share of electricity generated from”variable” sources – i.e. wind and solar.

What makes South Australia’s achievement all the more remarkable is that South Australia is located at the end of a “skinny” grid, has a “peaky” load that averages around 1,500MW, but can go to more than 3,000MW in the summer heat, and to as low as 500MW in mild and sunny spring days, and it has little connection to other markets, unlike Denmark and most other regions.

See “South Australia’s stunning renewable energy transition, and what comes next”  at reneweconomy.com.au for the full story.

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new battery technology

A new battery technology that could significantly reduce the price of electric cars and home battery systems has taken a major step towards commercialisation.

The patented design uses non-toxic zinc and manganese, two metals that are abundant in Australia, and incombustible aqueous electrolyte to produce a battery with a high-energy density.

The researchers estimate the cost of this new electrolytic Zn–Mn battery to be less than US$ 10 per kWh compared with US$ 300 per kWh for current Li-ion batteries, US$72 per kWh for Ni–Fe batteries and US$ 48 per kWh for Lead–acid batteries.

See “Uni of Adelaide battery technology could slash electric vehicle cost” at reneweconomy.com.au

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