National Radioactive Waste Management Bill (NRWMB) 2010 and dumping radioactive waste at Muckaty

This message from Beyond Nuclear Initiative
http://www.beyondnuclearinitiative.wordpress.com

Community rally in Tennant Creek, Northern Territory

A community rally is being organised in Tennant Creek on the weekend of May 7-8. Anyone is welcome to attend and funds are urgently needed to support Traditional Owners to attend and cover the costs of the weekend’s events.

This event will be just a few days before a Senate vote on new waste dump legislation and therefore a great opportunity to show Senators how serious the community remains about opposing the dump.

Please see letter attached requesting support and please donate if possible to help the rally be successful. You can also email a short statement of support if you are unable to attend.

Letter:

Help Stop the Muckaty Radioactive Waste Dump To all supporters of Aboriginal rights:

“We are the Traditional Owners of the Muckaty Land Trust, where the government is trying to put a radioactive waste dump.

On behalf of the Traditional Elders and all the Warlmampa people we want to invite you to come out to Tennant Creek to support our community and show the government the strong opposition to a waste dump being imposed on our land.

In midMay the government is voting on a new law, the National Radioactive Waste Management Act, which names Muckaty as the one site for the waste dump. They are determined it will go ahead but we are determined to stop them.”

Signed: Dianne Stokes, Mark Chungaloo, Mark Lane, Bunny Naburula

Muckaty Traditional Owners are organising a weekend of action against the waste dump on May 7-8, 2011. We hope that you can support us either by joining us in Tennant Creek or by making a donation to assist in organising the weekend of action.

Organisations are encouraged to send short statements of support to be read out at the rally.

Donations to assist with transport, food and accommodation can be made directly to:
Bank details: Bendigo Bank
Account name: ALEC Inc.
Account type: Gift Account
BSB: 633‐000
Account number: 134358688
Please mark your contribution Beyond Nuclear Initiative (Muckaty) and email lauren.a.mello at gmail.com if you require a receipt for tax purposes.

Coming to Tennant Creek?

You will need to be self‐sufficient with food and accommodation. Please take a moment to RSVP to lauren.a.mellor at gmail.com to let us know you’re coming.

What you can do

Contact Minister Martin Ferguson, your federal Member and Senator/s to call for the Muckaty site to be dropped when the Howard waste dump laws are repealed. The highly contested nomination of Muckaty was made under the Howard era laws and needs to be scrapped in favour of a responsible and just approach to radioactive waste management.

Minister Martin Ferguson
Suite MF 23
Parliament House
CANBERRA ACT 2600
Ph: 02 6277 7930
Fax: 02 6273 0434
Email: Martin.Ferguson.MP at aph.gov.au