Newsletter date: 28 May 2014
* Let's Talk's Tiga Bayles interviews Kado Muir about cultural genocide, mining, employment and economic disposition
* Monika O'Hanlon, NT News: Elders lead dump demo
* ABC Alice Springs: Rally held ahead of Muckaty court challenge
* CAAMA Radio's Damien Williams interviews Beyond Nuclear Initiative Nat Wasley on Muckaty and the waste dump
* NT News: Take a tip and ditch the dump
* Background to the proposed Muckaty nuclear waste dump in NT
* LET'S TALK'S TIGA BAYLES INTERVIEWS KADO MUIR ABOUT CULTURAL GENOCIDE, MINING, EMPLOYMENT AND ECONOMIC DISPOSITION
- Audio Interview Tiga Bayles
Indigenous radio station 98.9FM Brisbane:
Let's Talk - Kado Muir
22 May 14: "Kado Muir, speaking from Leonora in WA about cultural genocide, mining, employment and economic disposition."
Listen to this interview on-line:
* MONIKA O'HANLON, NT NEWS: ELDERS LEAD DUMP DEMO
NT News: Elders lead dump demo
26 May 14: "THE main street of a Territory town was flooded with more than 250 people protesting the proposed nuclear waste dump at Muckaty Station yesterday. Tennant Creek was overrun by a sea of yellow signs reading “Don’t radioactive waste the Territory” as kids led the march, holding up homemade banners and chanting "land rights not dump sites". ... The site is part of a land trust shared by five interrelated indigenous groups – Milway, Ngapa, Ngarrka, Wirntiku and Yapayapa. Most traditional owners oppose the plan but some said "yes" to the proposed storage facility." By Monika O'Hanlon
- Related Past Event
Event: 25 May 2014: Tennant Creek, NT
Community rally and concert: No nuclear waste dump at Muckaty
"All welcome to join the community rally in Tennant Creek on
May 25, or send a banner of support to be included in the
march. This day marks 7 years since the Northern Land
Council nominated a site on Muckaty to be assessed for a
national nuclear waste dump. A federal court trial challenging
the nomination of Muckaty will be heard throught June,
with hearings in Tennant Creek from June 9-17."
Event details: http://beyondnuclearinitiative.com/2014/05/10/may-25-rally-no-nuclear-wa...
* ABC ALICE SPRINGS: RALLY HELD AHEAD OF MUCKATY COURT CHALLENGE
ABC Alice Springs: Rally held ahead of Muckaty court challenge
26 May 14: "Protesters have marched in Tennant Creek to oppose plans to develop a nuclear waste dump at Muckaty Station. A rally in opposition to a proposed nuclear waste dump at Muckaty Station was held in Tennant Creek on Sunday. The protest took place ahead of a Federal Court challenge set to begin in Melbourne on June 2. The proposed radioactive waste facility, the first of its kind in Australia, has been a source of contention for close to a decade. ... Dianne Stokes, who is one of the traditional owners fighting against the facility, says the Tennant Creek community is united in its opposition to the proposal."
* CAAMA RADIO'S DAMIEN WILLIAMS INTERVIEWS BEYOND NUCLEAR INITIATIVE NAT WASLEY ON MUCKATY AND THE WASTE DUMP
- Audio Interview
CAAMA Radio: Mukaty and the waste dump
[CAAMA: Central Australian Aboriginal Media Association]
28 May 14: "Mukaty station in the Northern Territory is the site that has been proposed for a nuclear waste dump. there is a lot is a lot of opposition to the dump being put there, not only by the Traditional Owners of Mukaty but also groups such as the Beyond Nuclear Initiative. To talk more on the fight that has been going on for seven years now one of our broadcasters Damien Williams talks to a member of the Beyond Nuclear Initiative Nat Wasley and here is what she had to say."
* NT NEWS: TAKE A TIP AND DITCH THE DUMP
- News Analysis
NT News: Take a tip and ditch the dump
22 May 14: "IN JUST under two weeks, the battle will begin in earnest to save the Northern Territory from becoming the nation’s nuclear waste dumping ground. There are serious questions to be answered about the nomination process for the site at Muckaty Station, not least of which is the claimed lack of consultation with key traditional owner groups and, according to Labor Senator Nova Peris, the "profound grief, suffering and loss" it would inflict on Aboriginal people ... Federal Court hearings will begin in Melbourne on June 2, travel to Tennant Creek and finish in Darwin on July 4 ... "
* BACKGROUND TO THE PROPOSED MUCKATY NUCLEAR WASTE DUMP IN NT:
Last updated: 16 May 2014
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