Nuclear Free Queensland Action weekend

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Community Announcement
April 10, 2011

With the crisis in Fukushima, a proposed radioactive waste dump in NT, potential uranium mines in Queensland and wars throughout the world, it is urgent that we get together for some education, talk and action.

The Queensland Nuclear Free Alliance invites the community to join us at the 2011 Nuclear Free & Peaceful Queensland Workshop Day & Action Weekend.

Join us for some irradiation-free morning tea. Hear the stories of people fighting against uranium mines and nuclear waste dumps on their land, explore the ethics of uranium mining, the viability of nuclear power, and the implications of increasing military ties to nuclear weapons superpower, the U.S. Get informed about the issues… and get active!

Guests and speakers include:

· Della Rae Morrison – Noongar woman (South West Western Australia) singer, actor and coordinator of Western Australia Nuclear Free Alliance

· Dr. Sue Wareham, Medical Association for the Prevention of War

· Andrew Dettmer, Secretary, Australian Manufacturing Workers Union (AMWU)

· James Taylor – Kalkadoon Elder, Mt Isa, who has been fighting an monitoring mining company activity in his region

· David Bradbury, Academy Award -nominated filmmaker

· Aunty Jeanette Yow Yeh, Darambal Elder, Shoalwater Bay/Rockhampton

A full program is attached or below and available on:


April 16 (Sat): No Uranium! No Wars! Workshop Day

Place: CEPU building, 41 Peel St, South Brisbane

Time: 9am – 4pm

Cost: Free! Donations welcome

April 17 (Sun): Rally for Peace & Nuclear Disarmament

Place: Brisbane Square – Reddacliffe Place

cnr George and Queen St Mall Brisbane

Time: 2pm

For more information or to arrange interviews

Queensland Nuclear Free Alliance: Robin Taubenfeld 0411 118 737

No uranium! No Wars!

Nuclear-Free and Peaceful Queensland

Workshop Day

APRIL 16 (SAT) 2011

CEPU Building – 41 Peel Street South Brisbane

QNFA 2011 Community Announcement.doc

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  1. Anti-uranium movement in Qld 1978 - historic footage says:

    Thousands of people were arrested in Qld in the period 1977-79 struggling to stop Uranium mining & Export and fighting for democratic rights. Students were involved in this struggle. The fight for democratic rights began on the wharves in Brisbane when Uranium was being shipped from the Hamilton No 4 wharf. Demonstrators sat on railway lines and invaded the wharf forcing the Waterside Workers Union to shut down the cranes because of safety issues. Many ships were held up.

    When the Fraser government released its decision to mine & export uranium there was a march from the Australian Government centre to protest the decision. Bjelke-petersen went in to the parliament the and declared the ‘day of the political street march was over’. In the ensuing 18 months over 3,000 people were arrested for street marching on a variey of issues – the longest sustained period of mass civil disobedience in Australian history.

    This film depicts one such street march. On 31st of May 1978 Special Branch detectives Vernardos, Ferguson, Krosch together with Det (Mrs) Reid and police information officer Ian Hatcher assisted in the arrest of 8 students on Kessells Road near Griffith University during a street march banned by the Bjelke-Petersen Government.

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