Gerry Georgatos - courtesy of The Stringer - http://thestringer.com.au/ - Credible sources in the uranium sections of resource companies first told The Stringer, in February, of futurist uranium mining plans that are being deliberated by mining companies for Western Australia – which is rich in high grade uranium, and which is easily accessible in this infrastructure wealthy State. They described a burgeoning relationship with India, the world’s most populous nation, as a market for the uranium.
At 2pm March 18th the Queensland Uranium Implementation Report is expected to be released by the LNP government. This report is expected to give the green light for uranium mining in Queensland. In October 2012 the LNP government broke its clear commitment not to allow uranium mining in Queensland. This commitment was the position of the LNP at the March 2012 state election and was reaffirmed after they took office. In the absence of open, inclusive and evidence based policy making the Newman LNP government has set up the Uranium Implementation Committee.
Newsletter date: 11 March 2013
* Ada Lee, South Sydney Herald: Stronger Futures 'fundamentally racist'
* Background to 'Stronger Futures' new NT Intervention laws
* Background to the Northern Territory (NT) Intervention
* YouTube: Letters Patent Protest, South Australia - MAV Media
* PShift: Traditional owner - james bonner - supports tent embassy in Musgrave Park
* YouTube: Sovereignty is an Australian question - SovereignEmbassy
* Brisbane City Council Heritage Citation: Musgrave Park
Art and Awareness – Uranium Film Festival is traveling: After taking place twice in Brazil and last October in Germany, the International Uranium Film Festival is now traveling to India. Documentary film maker from India Shriprakash is organizing the festival in New Delhi, Shillong, Ranchi, Pune, Mumbai, Hydarabad and Chennai.
A recent Japanese Parliamentary report frankly judged that the fundamental causes of last year's Fukushima nuclear disaster "are to be found in the ingrained conventions of Japanese culture: our reflexive obedience; our reluctance to question authority; our devotion to 'sticking with the program'; our groupism; and our insularity".
Two important reports have been released in recent weeks - one analysing the March 2011 Fukushima nuclear disaster and another on the impact of the disaster on the nuclear 'renaissance'.
A refresher on who’s behind one of our uranium mines
The story behind the corporation that owns the Beverley uranium mine in north-east South Australia is scarcely believable.
LIZARDS REVENGE AT THE OLYMPIC DAM URANIUM MINE
Interesting times in the uranium sector. The mining companies have had a few wins in the 14 months since the Fukushima disaster, but they've had more losses.
Bill Repard, organiser of the Paydirt Uranium Conference held in Adelaide in February, put on a brave face with this claim:
"The sector's hiccups in the wake of Fukushima are now over with, the global development of new nuclear power stations continues unabated, and the Australian sector has literally commenced a U-turn in every sense."
MINING GIANT SEEKS COSTS FROM ARABUNNA ELDER AFTER RULING ON CHALLENGE TO FEDERAL APPROVAL OF THE OLYMPIC DAM EXPANSION
MEDIA RELEASE FRIDAY 20th APRIL 2012
In a packed courtroom today Justice Besanko dismissed Uncle Kevin Buzzacott’s challenge of the Federal approval of the Olympic Dam expansion. The judge did not discuss his reasons in the court.
Both BHP and the Federal government are seeking costs from Kevin Buzzacott.