Uranium mining and exports

MAPW President: 'Nuclear delusions keep mushrooming'

MAPW President Dr Bill Williams has written to Australian PM Kevin Rudd to applaud the PM's 'recently expressed commitment to continue to reject nuclear power as an energy source in Australia'.

Is nuclear energy the answer?

Event Date: 
Thu, 01/10/2009 - 19:00
Location: 
Melbourne

The nuclear comeback - is nuclear energy the answer?

Screening of  the excellent documentary "Uranium: Is it a Country?"

A discussion will be followed with Jim Green, National Nuclear Campaigner, Friends of the Earth.

Action against BHP Billiton

Event Date: 
Thu, 26/11/2009 (All day)
Location: 
Brisbane

In 2008 a mixed group of BHP shareholders, traditional owners and environmentalists came together to highlight the discrepancies between BHP's promotion of themselves as environmentally and socially responsible, and the reality of the huge impacts from their mines, on the communities and the environment.

In 2009, BHP's Annual General Meeting in 2009 is in Brisbane on the 26th of Novembe

MAPW concerned over expansion of the Olympic Dam mine: August 2009

MAPW has argued that the proposed expansion of the Olympic Dam uranium mine would lead to further threat from the nuclear fuel chain, as uranium mining is the starting point for the greatest environmental threat that humanity faces – nuclear weapons.

MAPW submission on proposed expansion of Olympic Dam mine: 7 August 2009

MAPW reply on the purposed expansion of the Olympic Dam mine.

North Korea and the possibilty of a nuclear free world

28 MAY 2009. North Korea's nuclear tests brought the political world to a halt and caused concerns about the possession and complete abolition of nuclear arms. The Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists has published a series of articles on the North Korean tests, including the possibility of a world without any nuclear weapons and what implications it would have if complete abolition were to occur.

Eliminating Nuclear Weapons: May 2009

28 MAY 2009. Former Prime Minister Malcolm Fraser addresses the National Consultative Committee on Disarmament Conference in Wellington. Mr Fraser spoke about the continous threat of nuclear possession and noted that we cannot divide nuclear weapons into those for use and those for deterence.

Uranium - Is It a Country?: film

Event Date: 
Fri, 05/06/2009 - 18:30
Location: 
Melbourne

Film premiere on World Environment Day! A new German documentary film that
looks at Australia’s place in the global nuclear trade.

Speeches from Ruth Schaldach (film maker) and Dave Sweeney (ACFi), Friends of the Earth.

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