WGAR News: Forty uranium mines is the plan for Western Australia: Gerry Georgatos, The Stringer

Newsletter date: 5 December 2013


* Ryan Emery, SBS Radionews: Elder pleads with BHP "don't make me bankrupt"
* Ryan Emery & Greg Dyett, SBS Radionews: Indigenous elder appeals to BHP Billiton
* Babs McHugh, ABC Rural: Aboriginal elder Kevin Buzzacott gets no answer from BHP AGM
* Background to expansion of Olympic Dam mine challenge

* Gerry Georgatos, The Stringer: Forty uranium mines is the plan for Western Australia
* WANFA nuclearfree WA, YouTube: WANFA roadshow [an interview with Curtis Taylor]

You Have Not Been Told the Truth About Global Warming

We dare to ask: why did global warming pause? New science shows it didn't. The paper is "Coverage bias in the HadCRUT4 temperature series and its impact on recent temperature trends" by Kevin Cowtan and Robert G. Way.

Sounds technical? Yes, the computational analysis was done by specialist Kevin Cowtan from the UK's University of York. But buried inside is record-breaking science that turns our understanding of heating upside down. Yes it HAS warmed greatly in the last decade!

QLD: G20 Dissenters form Action Network

As Australia assumes the G20 presidency prior to the summit in November next year, concerned community members announce the formation of the Brisbane Community Action Network G20 (BrisCAN-G20).

The network has formed to facilitate community responses and raise the profile of dissent to the G20 summit. BrisCAN-G20 will foster collaborations between community groups, support community action and provide commentary and critique of the G20 and Australia’s role in it.


Rosia Montana, Romania: Gold mining to relocate hundreds and cut two mountains in half.

Romania: Gold mining to relocate hundreds and cut two mountains in half.

Rosia Montana, an ancient settlement, tucked away in a remote valley South of Cluj-Napoca in Romania is being subjected to renewed pressures from international mining companies and the Romanian government.

There are massive environmental and human health concerns with this practice of mining all over the world.

Queensland grass roots organise to face the G20 in 2014 - You're Invited!

You’re invited: G20 Community Response discussion forum

2nd meeting – all welcome!

On November 16, a group of about 50 people from a broad spectrum of community groups met to discuss collaboration and cooperation in responding to the G20's presence in Brisbane next year (Nov 15-16 2014)

We invite you to join us in furthering the discussion about networking, alternative forums, community engagement, legal matters, creative events and more.

The next meeting will be held:

Saturday 30 November 2013
10am - 12pm
Justice Place, 5 Abingdon St.

Projected warming "not compatible with human existence" - Australian expert

Heat and human health expert Elizabeth Hanna (ANU) on current and developing costs of climate heating.

For example, people dream of moving to Darwin. Some do, but then move back when they can't handle heat and humidity. With even Melbourne suburbs hitting almost 50 degrees C. - what will happen to Australia when the world warms more than 2 degrees C?


WGAR News: Law Boss Joseph Roe and Premier Colin Barnett at odds over Walmadany: The Stringer

Newsletter date: 20 November 2013


* Gerry Georgatos, The Stringer: Law Boss Joseph Roe and Premier Colin Barnett at odds over Walmadany
* Goolarabooloo: Looking after Country! We are the Goolarabooloo people
* Rick Wilkinson, Oil & Gas Journal: James Price Point site to serve as potential offshore supply base
* WA today: WA completes Kimberley gas purchase
* The West Australian: Land secured for Broome gas precinct
* Background to the Walmadan Tent Embassy, James Price Point, north of Broome, Kimberley Region, WA

WGAR News: Film gives new strength to Muckaty campaign: Tennant & District Times

Newsletter date: 19 November 2013


* Tennant & District Times: Film gives new strength to Muckaty campaign
* Leanne Nicholson, The Sydney Morning Herald: Western Australia in nation's nuclear waste dump sights
* Background to the proposed Muckaty nuclear waste dump, Northern Territory (NT)

* Facebook: Protect Arnhem Land: Arnhem Land elder Eddie Mason being interviewed about why he does not agree with oil and gas exploration in his sea Country
* Facebook: Protect Arnhem Land: The Northern Territory Government has said it will not ban offshore fracking

WGAR News: Government concludes acquisition of controversial gas hub land north of Broome: ABC News

Newsletter date: 14 November 2013


* Ben Collins, ABC The Drum: Indigenous empowerment is being able to say no

* Greens Senator Rachel Siewert: JPP acquisition brings Kimberley industrialisation closer
* Natalie Jones, ABC News: Government concludes acquisition of controversial gas hub land north of Broome
* Vanessa Mills, ABC Kimberley WA: James Price Point will be developed: Premier Barnett [Featuring Premier Colin Barnett]
* Daniel Mercer and Phoebe Wearne, The West Australian: Hub land bought
* The Courier-Mail: WA completes Kimberley gas purchase


A Call for Donations to help the victims of Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines

Akbayan Partylist, through its #Akbayanihan Relief Drive, is again calling on the public for donations and volunteers to help the victims of super typhoon Haiyan (Yolanda).

According to reports, the storm’s path decimated entire towns leaving hundreds of thousands of families displaced and injured, with the death toll expected to climb as high as 10,000.

We have seen the horrific devastation. Let us now close ranks and help each other.

Donations in cash and kind