WGAR News: Nuclear Waste Dump: Senate inquiry in Darwin; Nationwide protests (17 Apr 10)

WGAR: Working Group for Aboriginal Rights (Australia)

WGAR website: http://wgar.info/

Nuclear Waste Dump:
* Darwin Senate inquiry on National Radioactive Waste Management Bill
* Nationwide protests against nuclear waste dump at Muckaty NT
* Muckaty Traditional Owners in Melbourne on April 21
* Other Muckaty Articles


- Background of Muckaty Nuclear Waste Dump

Beyond Nuclear Initiative’s weblog:

Sea Shepherd ship Steve Irwin resumes pursuit of whaling fleet

On New Year's Eve The Sea Shepherd ship Steve Irwin successfully left the Australian Economic Zone (EEZ) without any sign of the Japanese whaling fleet security ship Shonan Maru No. 2. In gale force winds and heavy swells the Steve Irwin departed Hobart after 60 hours refuelling and reprovisioning.

"It's a big ocean down here they have no idea where we are," said Captain Paul Watson. "I'm now confident that we can proceed with our search for the Japanese whaling fleet without further interference from the Shonan Maru No. 2."

F.A.R.T. (Forest Art Renaissance Team) strike again

Forest Art Renaissance Team - Media Release 18.08.09

This morning, the Forest Art Renaissance Team (F.A.R.T.) pinned a banner the size of a double decker bus, that's equivalent to 19,047.619 cigarette papers, onto the billboard perched 7 storeys on top of the Fountainside Hotel on the way into Hobart's CBD.

"The banner read "Gunns' Greed = Climate Chaos" to highlight to those who are unaware, that in Tasmania, Gunns are a huge contributor to climate change, compromising the future of our planet for profit."


F.A.R.T. (Forest Art Renaissance Team) banner drop in Tassie

Forest Art Renaissance Team - Media Release Sunday 16th August 2009

This morning the Forest Art Renaissance Team (FART) dropped a banner reading “Gunns’ Greed = Climate Chaos” on the Gunns construction crane on Collins Street in Hobart CBD.

Hinmann Wright and Manser, a division of the highly destructive Gunns Ltd, were quick to remove the 20m long art piece fearing that there may be awareness raised about the connection between Hinman, Gunns and Tasmania’s forest destruction.


Climate emergency: Thousands march for action across Australia

On June 13, 2009 thousands of people around Australia rallied for action on Climate Change, calling for 100% renewable energy by 2020 and demanding that Australia must make the shift from fossil fuels to wind, solar and other available renewable technologies. Rallies were held in capital cities around Australia, with people siting down outside Kevin Rudd's city office in Sydney and a sitdown protest in front of the Melbourne Town Hall where the Victorian State ALP conference was ocurring.

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