Aired on 2SER 16 July 2009
Click to Download: Ep. 63 Garrett and another Uranium Backflip + Billionnaires for Coal
Garrett and another Uranium Backflip
Worlds apart from running with the Nuclear Disarmament Party in the early eighties, Peter Garrett MP has approved Australia's fourth uranium mine, the Four Mile Mine owned by Quasar Resources. Around 550km northwest of Adelaide, the new mine is only a few kilometers from the Beverly uranium mine (owned by Heathgate Resources) where last year Garrett approved an expansion from 16 to 100 square kilometers. Up until last year the Labor Party had a three uranium mine policy, so this decision from a former anti-nuclear campaigner proves highly controversial. The 3rd Degree's Libby King and James Hitchcock spoke to:
- Enice Marsh, Adnyamathanha Elder
- Dave Sweeney, Nuclear Free Campaigner for the Australian Conservation Foundation
- Donna Jackson, a member of the Larrakia Nation and Co-Chair of the Australian Nuclear Free Alliance.
Billionnaires for Coal
For many years now, the battle around climate change and what to do has been raging on. There's one group who feel their views have been excluded from this debate... billionnaires. James talked to Paul Oude who is rallying at lunchtime today in Wollongong Mall.
Presenters: James Hitchcock and Libby King