Public meeting, photo exhibition and film screening of “Muckaty Voices”
For the last four years, Traditional Owners of Manuwangku (Muckaty) have been speaking out against federal government plans for a radioactive waste dump on their country, 120 km north of Tennant Creek in the Northern Territory.
In late July a group of senior men and women from Muckaty will travel to Sydney and Wollongong to hold public meetings and meet with trade unions and other supporters.
These meetings will also launch the 2010 Nuclear Freeways project, a joint endeavour of Friends of the Earth Sydney and Melbourne. The project is part of the broader campaign to prevent the federal government imposing a nuclear waste dump on unwilling communities in the Northern Territory. The project is focussed on supporting communities along potential transport routes between the main waste producer – the Lucas Heights nuclear plant in Sydney – and the NT.
Muckaty Traditional Owners Dianne Stokes and Mark Lane
Fire Brigade Employees’ Union NSW Secretary Jim Casey
Human Rights Lawyer George Newhouse
Wollongong Public Forum