Category Archives: solar energy


PShift: End to Country — Energy Policy in Queensland

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“If we don’t change direction soon, we’ll end up where we’re heading” — IEA Energy Outlook, 2011 Over the past five years, the Queensland government has spent over $6.9 billion subsidising port, rail, road and other infrastructure for the benefit … Continue reading


Face to Face with Fukushima

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Face to Face with Fukushima: Brisbane Public Forum March 12, 2013 11am The Premier’s Hall -Qld Parliament House Alice St @ George St, Brisbane As the Qld government makes motions to open a uranium mining industry in this state, the … Continue reading


Rallies against Qld Government

Qld Teacher Union rally on Tuesday 21 August Qld Uncut rally Thursday 23rd August (Social services organisations campaign) Combined Unions rally (will be very large!!) Wednesday 12th September. also info below on activities in other parts of Qld [Thanks Ross … Continue reading


How big is the ‘great big new tax’?

Scaremongering is still rampant in the Murdoch Press with regard to the carbon pollution tax. Why is it that nobody wants to pay for POLLUTION!!!!!!!!! While I don’t agreed with the way the Fed Govt has introduced this tax, particularly … Continue reading


Lock the Gate

Hi to all who may be about to come to Drew’s talk to the 17 Group on the 1st of February. Here is a text by Drew that might spark some thoughts with which to prepare for the discussion that … Continue reading


Oil and the double dip

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Reports on ‘Bakken Oil’ discovery in North Dakota, USA 151 million barrels — United States Geological Survey (USGS) assessment 1995 2 Trillion barrels — Stansberry Report Online – 4/20/2006 3.65 billion barrels — United States Geological Survey (USGS) April 10, … Continue reading


“No way with current growth”

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The next 17 Group meeting might well be called No way with current growth. Described more fully below, it will be led by Trevor Berrill who has given a previous highly successful talk to this group on sustainable energy. It … Continue reading


But Minjerriba’s back is now broken; Men came and tore out his guts; Stole his rich grains of sand, Stripped his cloak of cyprus and gum, Drained water from his ageless eyes And weakened this giant in the sun. — … Continue reading


Hi Everyone, Here’s a short video by the ETU, on behalf of Tommy Sebasio. Tommy, an Aboriginal electrician and key figure in his community of Bamaga, worked for Ergon Energy for 20 years, running the power and electricy network for … Continue reading

Brisbane Hiroshima Day Rally

Hiroshima Day
Peace Rally and March


Saturday 7th August

Brisbane Square – George Street
(top o’ Queen St Mall ) Brisbane

Welcome to Country
Music! Combined Unions Choir
Speakers: Darambal Elder – Aunty Jeanette Yow Yeh, a Member of Atomic Ex-servicemen’s Association

and film screening

“When the Dust Settles” a 37 mins DVD unmasking the hidden dangers behind uranium mines…
presented by Peter Simpson – Electrical Trades Union

During World War II, the cities of Hiroshima and Nagasaki in Japan were destroyed by atomic bombs dropped by the United States military on August 6 and August 9 respectively , killing at least 100,000 civilians outright and many more over time.

Hiroshima Day commemorates the victims and the survivors of the nuclear bombs dropped on Hiroshima and Nagasaki sixty five years ago.

It is a day to remember the horrific legacy of nuclear armaments and the uranium industry that supplies the fuel for these weapons of mass destruction.

With an expanding uranium industry, a proposed nuclear waste dump at Muckaty Station in the Northern Territory, a “research” reactor that has been used for weapons – related research, and its role in the US military nuclear umbrella, Australia is supporting an ongoing nuclear arms race.

Australia must stop digging itself deeper in to the nuclear nightmare and become a beacon of global hope for peace by refusing to mine and export uranium.

For information contact 3855 9497 jshears28@yahoo.
Rally for Peace and Nuclear Disarmament Inc

Nuclear-Free News & Events – March 10

Nuclear-Free News and Events… fun and important things to do!

1) Women begin epic walk to Canberra with message of Peace – launch March 13

2) Make your voice heard on the nuclear waste dump! Submissions due March 15


Dr Strangelove solves climate change

On 10 February 2010, Dr Tom Blees (an honorary doctorate), a former commercial fisherman ‘has given up fishin’ for fission’.

Tom Blees, standing over 2 metres tall, addressed an assortment of scientists, physics students and staff at the Queensland University of Technology (QUT) on how nuclear power is an answer to climate change.

The event was sponsored by a local group, ominously called ‘Safe Radiation’.

Former National Party senator for Queensland Bill O’Chee from the Australian Nuclear Association Inc gave the 50 or so guests (nearly all men) a hearty welcome saying that all he was qualified to do was to invite us to partake of refreshments in the foyer.

His speech reminds me of the Brave New World portrayed by Aldous Huxley: Continue reading

Sustainable Homes Program – Oct, 2009

Location:         69 Thomas St., West End

Dates/Time:     Saturday, 17 Oct, 9am to 3.30pm

Sunday, 18 Oct, 9am to 1pm

Cost: $120 per person (cash only)

Ph. 07 3207 5077 or Mob 0400 177 283 Continue reading