Potential Australian Nuclear Tests Victims

Aboriginal Legal Rights Movement Inc.  

Maralinga Fallout Map - 9/12 of the larger Atomic Bombs

In June 2009, the English Courts ruled that military personnel and their families affected by the Nuclear Tests conducted in Australia in the 1950s and 1960s were entitled to bring personal injuries actions against the United Kingdom Government.

This litigation is currently ongoing.  ALRM has legal advice that civilians in Australia and their families who were similarly affected by the Tests, together with traditional sovereign people, may be able to seek compensation from the UK Government.

ALRM welcomes contact from people who may be interested in pursuing a claim for compensation against the UK Government.  

COMMUNITY MEETINGS for interested community people, with legal team from ALRM and the English lawyers, from Hickman and Rose, who ALRM are working with on this issue (some brief information towards end of this notice).

 Please be invited to the following community meetings.  Individual client sessions will be organized as required to follow these meetings.

(Sorry for short notice.  The English lawyers will be attending these meetings, along with ALRM team.) 

Port Augusta, Wednesday, 24 February, 2010, 
2.15 pm  at Pika Wiya Health Service 

Ceduna, Thursday, 25 February, 2010, 2.00 pm 
Far West Aboriginal Sporting Complex (Bergmann Drive)

Coober Pedy, Friday, 26 February, 2010, 10 – 12 am 
at Umoona Aged Care

Kalgoorlie,  To be confirmed, Wednesday, 3 March  

Please spread the word –

If you are unable to attend one of these meetings, please contact ALRM :

Neil Gillespie or Glenn Giles
on 08 8113 3700
or Free call (SA only) 1800 643 222
Address: 321-325 King William Street, Adelaide, SA, 5000

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