Western Australian Nuclear Free Alliance (WANFA)

Last updated: 16 May 2014

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WGAR News: David Novak, 3CR Community Radio: Radioactive Show: "We speak with Kado Muir about the fourth annual Walkatjurra Walkabout" (16 May 14)
[scroll down page] http://indymedia.org.au/2014/05/15/wgar-news-petition-for-a-commission-d...

WGAR News: Gerry Georgatos, The Stringer: The Walkatjurra Walk - three weeks of desert in the name of Country (26 Apr 14)
[scroll down page] http://indymedia.org.au/2014/04/26/wgar-news-lest-we-forget-the-wars-on-...

WGAR News: 3CR Community Radio: Radioactive Show [Focusing on the Walkatjurra Walkabout; featuring Scott Ludlam, Kado Muir, Mia Pepper & Dave Sweeney] (26 Jan 14)
[scroll down page] http://www.indymedia.org.au/2014/01/25/wgar-news-fight-for-land-rights-a...

WGAR News: Forty uranium mines is the plan for Western Australia: Gerry Georgatos, The Stringer (5 Dec 13)
"Contents: ...
* Gerry Georgatos, The Stringer: Forty uranium mines is the plan for Western Australia
* WANFA nuclearfree WA, YouTube: WANFA roadshow [an interview with Curtis Taylor]
* WANFA - Western Australian Nuclear Free Alliance: Take action - no uranium mine at Kintyre
* Background to WANFA - Western Australian Nuclear Free Alliance
* SBS News: New NT uranium mine in question ... "

WGAR News: Walkatjurra Walkabout. A new mine, an old fight.: Community Radio 3CR [Featuring Greens Senator Scott Ludlam, Kado Muir, Mia Pepper and Dave Sweeney] [uranium mining] (12 Jul 13)

WGAR News: Kado Muir, Aboriginal leader and activist, interviewed by Community Radio 3CR (15 Jun 13)

WGAR News: Gerry Georgatos, The Stringer: The Walkatjurra Walk - three weeks of desert and rain (6 Jun 13)
[scroll down page] http://indymedia.org.au/2013/06/05/wgar-news-no-plans-for-jpp-gas-hub-bu...

WGAR News: Walkatjurra Walkabout: Stepping out against uranium mining: WANFA & ANAWA (11 May 13)

WANFA & ANAWA: Walkatjurra Walkabout: Stepping out against uranium mining
Walking for Country: http://walkingforcountry.com/2013/05/02/stepping-out-against-uranium-min...
2 May 13: "This Saturday 4th of May people from across Australia and around the World will be meeting with local Aboriginal people, Wangkatja people, to embark on a 3 week walk from Yeelirrie - WA’s largest uranium deposit to Leonora.
The 2013 walk will be the third walk through the Goldfields stepping out against uranium mining. This year has increased support and growing opposition to uranium mining after the Federal announcement to give a conditional, but not final, approval for Toro Energy’s proposed Wiluna uranium mine. ...
Kado Muir chairperson of the West Australian Nuclear Free Alliance and Yeelirrie Traditional Custodian "Everybody is concerned about the potential for uranium mining. We all want to do our bit - to send the message that we don’t want uranium mining on our country. We’ve fought against uranium for over 40 years. We know uranium is different. Yeelirrie - in my area - is known as the place of death. We’ve always know that uranium must be left in the ground." ...
Marcus Atkinson, walk organiser and campaigner for the Anti Nuclear Alliance of WA said "The walk has been so important in connecting people with the local communities and the environment teaching people that the area is important." ... "

National Indigenous Radio Service: Traditional owner 'shocked' by Wiluna approval
5 Apr 13: "A Goldfields-based traditional owner in Western Australia says she’s disappointed by the Federal Government’s environmental approval of the Wiluna uranium mine. ... Vicki McCabe lives at Wiluna and is a member of the West Australian Nuclear Free Alliance."

The Stringer: Federal Government green light uranium mining for WA
4 Apr 13: "Western Australia will be exporting uranium within two years after the Federal Government granted environmental approval to Toro Energy’s Wiluna project. ... Yeelirie Elder Kado Muir, who is also the chairman of the all Aboriginal Western Australian Nuclear Free Alliance (WANFA) said that Country is threatened "by the poison that is uranium and that everything that can be done to stop the mining of uranium must be done.""

Western Australia: WA Nuclear Free Alliance Conference Statement - Traditional Owners Demand Consultation
Indigenous Peoples: http://indigenouspeoplesissues.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=art...
20 Sep 12: "The Western Australian Nuclear Free Alliance (WANFA), made up of Aboriginal Traditional Land Owners who are concerned about uranium mining on their country, from the Pilbara, the Kimberley, the Goldfields, the Great Victorian Desert, the Central Desert, the Gascoyne, Perth and the South West and their allies. WANFA met from 15th-16th of September at Kutunatu Ngurra camp just outside of Leonora. ...
The West Australian Nuclear Free Alliance supports Aboriginal Sovereignty across all Aboriginal territories in Western Australia. WANFA demands that the Government and Industry respect the basic Human Rights of Aboriginal peoples and adhere to the Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, respecting our right to self-determination and engaging with Aboriginal peoples within the framework of the principle of Free, Prior and Informed consent. ... "

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