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SA Greens join with traditional owners in saying ‘no’ to waste dump

State and Federal South Australian Greens are calling on the community to stand together with traditional owners who are fighting against having a nuclear waste dump on culturally significant land near the Flinders Ranges.

The Greens acknowledge that Australia must take responsibility for managing our own nuclear waste, however the Government has not made the case for dumping it in outback South Australia. The Greens have called for Lucas Heights waste to continue to be stored on site and for hospital waste to be properly audited and only moved if found to be unsafely stored.

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Nuclear inquiry needed for waste dump sites

Scott Ludlam 29 Apr 2016

The Australian Greens have called for an independent, deliberative inquiry into long-term stewardship options for spent nuclear fuel, drawing widely on international experience in light of today’s announcement to use Wallerberdina Station near Barndioota in South Australia's Flinders Ranges as a proposed dump site.

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Greens lock in behind new push to ban nuclear weapons

Scott Ludlam 8 Apr 2016

The Australian Greens today launched a campaign calling for Julie Bishop to support a global treaty to ban nuclear weapons.

In December last year, 138 countries voted at the UN General Assembly in favour of supporting a humanitarian pledge for the prohibition and elimination of nuclear weapons. Australia did not support this vote.

Greens co-deputy leader and nuclear spokesperson Senator Scott Ludlam said nuclear weapons are the most destructive on earth.

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Senate tables over 6,000 signatures against Hill End nuclear waste dump

Lee Rhiannon 16 Mar 2016

NSW Greens Senator Lee Rhiannon today tabled 6,282 signatures calling on the government to drop plans for a nuclear waste dump at Hill End.

“Over 6,000 people have signed three petitions saying no to a nuclear waste dump at Hill End,” Senator Rhiannon said.

“The Hill End community has voted at three separate community meetings to unanimously oppose a nuclear waste dump and are strongly supported by their neighbouring towns, local councils and business groups.

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Simms in the Senate Update - March 2016

This edition of Simms in the Senate covers the Greens' campaign to make schools safe for LGBTI students, why there should be no nuclear waste dump in South Australia, the inquiry into BP's exploration of the Great Australian Bight, green cars being key to SA's economic future, a Valentine's Day push for marriage equality legislation, how to take the 2016 Student Survey, and more.

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Hill End nuclear dump fight goes to Canberra

Lee Rhiannon 1 Mar 2016

Central West residents have taken their fight against the proposed siting of the national nuclear waste dump at Hill End to Parliament House.

Representatives of the Hill End community joined community delegates from the five other nominated sites to put their case directly to members of parliament.

Their visit to the federal parliament was hosted by Greens Senators Lee Rhiannon.

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Six Communities United in Opposition to Government’s Nuclear Waste Dump Plans

Scott Ludlam 1 Mar 2016

Representatives from each of the six communities shortlisted as potential sites for a nuclear waste dump were hosted by the Greens in Parliament House today.

“It is clear from the government’s approach that they’re looking for the weakest link amongst these six communities, and yet today has shown that people are united and standing strong together against the waste dump at any of the six sites,” Australian Greens Deputy Leader and Nuclear Issues spokesperson Senator Scott Ludlam said today.

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