OPINION: SA NUCLEAR BRIEFING

Everything that you need to know but were too afraid to ask

Radium Hill - Unresolved radioactive site

Radium Hill minesite c.1954

On March 19, 2015, Governor Hieu Van Le issued Letters Patent to command Rear Admiral Kevin Scarce to ‘investigate’ the potential of the Nuclear Fuel Cycle in South Australia. Shortly after stepping down as Governor, Kevin Scarce queried: ‘Why we haven’t looked at the nuclear option much more systematically I will never understand’. (The Australian December 13, 2014) Continue reading

PLAYFORD LEGACY POTENTIALLY IN TATTERS AS OUTBACK COMMUNITY NEGOTIATES A FUTURE

Sir Thomas Playford at GMH plant 1960, made possible by his Leigh Creek Coal vision.

Sir Thomas Playford at GMH plant 1960, made possible by his Leigh Creek Coal vision.

OPINION
NIGEL CARNEY
Student of Law and SA Researcher
Flinders Ranges SA

The Leigh Creek and surrounding communities are relying on corporate decency, common sense and long awaited action by the government in the wake of the Alinta Energy decision to quit its mining and electricity generation business in South Australia.
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37 WESTERN QUOLL’S RELEASED IN FLINDERS RANGES TODAY

Thirty-seven additional Western Quolls (or Idnya) will be released in the Flinders Ranges National Park this evening, marking the latest milestone in an ambitious project to return the spotted marsupial to its former homelands. Continue reading

CALL FOR CHINA TO DIVEST FROM ARKAROOLA PROJECT

Mountain peaks known as The Armchair - Flinders Ranges

Dear Editor,

As a teacher of Chinese and a long-time advocate, through the Australia-China Friendship Society, of the promotion of friendship and understanding between the peoples of China and Australia, I feel compelled to add my voice to the defence of the Arkaroola Wilderness Sanctuary.

Marathon Resources has two major shareholders, Talbot Group Holdings, and CITIC Australia. Continue reading

VOLUNTEER QUITS OVER NRM “BANNED” POISONS PROGRAMS

Nigel Carney – Flinders Ranges resident – researcher and writer

Local Flinders Ranges NRM Volunteer, Nigel Carney has submitted his resignation to the General Manager of the SA Arid Land NRM Board, John Gavin.

In an interview with the Coober Pedy Regional Times former volunteer Nigel Carney speaks frankly about some common grave concerns of NRM’s choice and use of “banned” poisons and practices on the local environment, which created frustration for him, leading up to his resignation.

“NRM has just released their plan for 2010 which has done nothing to allay my concerns”, said Nigel Carney. Continue reading

FLINDERS RANGES: NEPABUNNA YOUTH PARTICIPATE IN CONSERVATION AND LAND MANAGEMENT

L to R Ian Johnson (Jnr) Joelwyn Johnson and Thomas Wilton carry out native plant propagation at Nepabunna

Five Adnyamathanha people in the Nepabunna community in far north SA recently completed Certificate II in Conservation and Land Management with the Greening Australia SA’s Youth Programs team.

Two of the students joined the program a third of the way through and will complete the last couple of modules independently.

Nepabunna is located in the Northern Flinders Ranges 637km north of Adelaide. It is surrounded by rugged ranges, tranquil waterholes, and unique wildlife and is an integral part of the Adnyamathanha culture and dreaming. Continue reading

ARKAROOLA WILDERNESS SANCTUARY ASPIRING GEOPARK PROJECT

Arkaroola's Mt Gee - home of the yellow foot wallaby

“The inaugural meeting of the Australian Geoparks Network was held in Warrnambool on 9 -10 July 2010. Kanawinka Global Geopark, currently Australia’s only Geopark, hosted the meeting.

 Delegates from five states and a representative from the Hong Kong Urban Geopark attended. Professor Ross Dowling of Edith Cowan University in WA will head up the Australian Geoparks Network. Continue reading