To mark the one-year anniversary of the announcement of Muckaty in the Northern Territory as the chosen site for a proposed national radioactive waste dump, members of Friends of the Earth ACE (Anti-nuclear and Clean Energy) Collective* toured part of Energy and Resources Minister Martin Ferguson's Batman electorate in search of an alternative dumping ground. Starting at Preston station they carted suitably marked drums via train to Northcote and then back to the Preston market - the minister proposes to transport radioactive waste by road and rail, and one of the potential transport routes cuts through the south eastern food bowl...**
This action followed a visit to the minister's electoral office by Kylie Sambo and Kelisha Green, two young hip-hop artists from Muckaty opposed to the dump; through the medium of two police officers they delivered a copy of 'Muckaty', Kylie's recent CD - the office was of course locked down, as always on such occasions... This Friday they will be heading the bill at a fundraiser gig at the Northcote Uniting Church Hall - "Music for Muckaty" http://www.melbourne.foe.org.au/?q=an/home
Check out also Kylie's You tube film clip 'Muckaty' :
Video of the 'tour' to follow. Some accompanying pics supplied by ACE.