International waste plan dumped: referendum on a road to nowhere

The proposal for an international high level nuclear waste dump in South Australia has effectively been buried. A solid campaign was run by Traditional Owners, state and national environment groups and trade unions. 70% of the ‘Citizen’s Jury’ said it should not be pursued under any circumstances, backed up by 35000 signatures presented to SA […]


SA’s Radioactive Royal Commission

There are currently two proposals in Australia for construction of radioactive waste facilities, one for national and one for international waste, operating under separate but parallel processes. The national facility is proposed for management of domestically produced low and intermediate level waste. The most dangerous of this waste arises from reprocessing of spent nuclear fuel […]

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Down The Radioactive Rabbit Hole: Questions Keep Mounting

* Article first published in New Matilda, May 12, 2016 Down The Radioactive Rabbit Hole: Questions Keep Mounting Adnyamathanha Elders are “shattered” that of the six sites shortlisted by the Federal Government for a national nuclear waste dump, the one on Wallerberdina Station in the Barndioota region of South Australia, is now the only one pegged for […]


Barndioota (SA) the only site to be assessed for national radioactive dump

Federal Resources Minister Josh Frydenberg has announced that Barndioota in the Flinders Ranges region of SA is the only site that will be further assessed to host the national radioactive waste facility. Adnyamathanha Traditional Owners are devastated to hear the news, with Elder Enice Marsh stating she is ‘shattered’ by the decision. Traditional Owner and […]


Chernobyl 30 year commemoration: No uranium sales to the Ukraine.

  26th April marks 30 years since the Chernobyl nuclear meltdown in the Ukraine. Many plant ‘liquidators’ died within days, and massive radioactive releases produced an ongoing three-fold increase in thyroid cancers and other genetic illnesses. Over 5 million people today continue to live in contaminated areas. Despite this important anniversary, which should be time […]


Black Mist White Rain speaking tour has begun

For many people in Australia and the Pacific, nuclear weapons are not a distant, abstract threat, but a lived reality – a persistent source of pain and suffering, of contamination and dislocation. Indigenous communities, long marginalised and mistreated, bear the brunt of this ongoing scourge.Over four days in four cities, join us in exploring the ongoing […]


Submissions close Friday on national radioactive waste project

Six sites across the country have been named as possible locations for the national radioactive waste facility. The public comment period on this proposal will run until 5pm AEDT this Friday March 11, 2016. Community representatives from all of the six areas recently travelled to Canberra to meet face to face and stand united in calling for […]


March 3 Sydney Forum: Remembering Fukushima, Resisting Nuclear Waste Dumps

  Remembering Fukushima, Resisting Nuclear Waste Dumps Thursday March 3, 6:30-8pm The Settlement, Redfern, 17 Edward Street, Darlington (5 mins walk from Redfern Train Station) Public forum to commemorate 5 years since Fukushima and discuss other current nuclear issues. Speakers include: -Robyn Rayner, neighbour to proposed Hill End national radioactive waste facility (Central West NSW) […]

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Don’t nuclear waste Australia: community gathering to witness waste shipment.

The first shipment of nuclear waste returning from overseas reprocessing is due to arrive in Port Kembla (Wollongong) in the first week of December. The Maritime Union of Australia (Illawarra Branch), South Coast Labour Council and Beyond Nuclear Initiative are organising a community gathering to witness the shipment being unloaded and transported to Lucas Heights […]

Radioactive Waste: Information for communities

Download Radioactive waste information leaflet (highres) Download Radioactive waste information leaflet (lowres) A shortlist of sites to be considered for hosting the first national radioactive waste facility has now been announced. Three proposed sites are located in South Australia – Cortlinye, Pinkawillinie, and Barndioota and the others are Hale in the Northern Territory, Sally’s Flat in […]


Uranium policy in the Draft ALP Conference Platform

May 19, 2015 Re: Uranium policy in the Draft ALP Platform for National Conference 2015 The 2015 Australian Labor Party (ALP) National Conference will be held from July 24/26 in Melbourne. Ahead of Conference the federal ALP has circulated draft policy documents for consultation and comment. The full draft policy document can be found here with comments […]

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Help ANFA travel to Canada

From April 14-16,  communities from all over the world are gathering in Québec City, Canada, for the World Uranium Symposium. The Symposium will address a broad range of issues related to the nuclear fuel chain, including uranium mining, radioactive waste, aboriginal rights and nuclear weapons proliferation.The Australian Nuclear Free Alliance (ANFA) has been invited to contribute stories of nuclear resistance […]

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It’s time to manage Australia’s radioactive waste – not dump it

For over two decades successive Australian governments have searched for a location to dump Australia’s radioactive waste. This has caused heartache in targeted remote communities and headlines in the national media. And this “out of sight, out of mind” approach has failed. In June this year, after seven long years of protest and community resistance, […]

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Australian Nuclear Free Alliance 2014 meeting statement

Click here to download ANFA 2014 meeting statement Click here to listen to audio from the ANFA media conference held after the national meeting   Meeting Statement – 2014 Against a background of strong community protest to the continuing government and industry push for an expanded nuclear sector in Australia, the Australian Nuclear Free Alliance (ANFA) […]

United in victory: Muckaty nuclear plan dumped


CONCERNED ABORIGINAL PEOPLE OF CENTRAL AUSTRALIA: STATEMENT ON RADIOACTIVE WASTE On June 19 we received the fantastic news that Warlmanpa people had been successful in their eight year struggle to stop a nuclear waste dump being built on Aboriginal land at Muckaty. We all supported this fight and are proud of the victory. But the […]

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Muckaty nuclear waste plan DUMPED!

Some fantastic news today- the Commonwealth Government has committed not to pursue plans for a national radioactive waste dump at Muckaty! Lawyers from Maurice Blackburn Social Justice Practice announced the exciting development in Melbourne  this morning and a delegation of Muckaty Traditional Owners travelled to Alice Springs for a press conference- see featured photo. The […]

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Muckaty Court Report Day 8 -June 11-via CAAMA radio

Image (c) Monica Napper: Mark Lane Jangala heading into the court hearing. Click here to link to Central Australian Aboriginal Media Association (CAAMA) report on Muckaty Federal Court proceedings. Features Paul Wiles from CAAMA News interviewing Paddy Gibson. Follow court proceedings on twitter using the hashtag #wasteontrial or by following @IndigenousX and @paddygibson.