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Mia Pepper

Radioactive racism in the Wild West – WA takes aim at remote communities

Pushing Aboriginal people off their land for mining interests is nothing new in Western Australia, but Premier Barnett’s plans to close 150 communities and gut the Aboriginal Heritage Act takes it to a new level, reports Mia Pepper You’d be forgiven for thinking West Australia was the Wild West. The announcement from the WA Government […]

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The nuclear renaissance that never was

First published in The West Australian, 26.3.2013 The second anniversary of the Fukushima disaster has come and gone. But here in West Australia, rather than reflection on the lives affected by Australian uranium sold to and used at the Fukushima Dai-ichi reactors, uranium hopefuls are celebrating the re-election of a pro-uranium Government at the same […]

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Our Future is Renewable not Radioactive – a short history of the nuclear debate in Australia

Uranium mining in Australia became the focus of environmental protests during the 1980s and still attracts opposition today.  The anti uranium mining movement was driven into action because of the link between uranium and nuclear weapons, and because of the history of failed mines spreading radiation and acid mine drainage at mines like Rum Jungle, […]

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