Music For Muckaty - Melbourne - Friday 25th February

Friends of the Earth's Anti-nuclear & Clean Energy (ACE) presents
A benefit to support the growing campaign against a radioactive waste dump at Muckaty in the N.T.

Introducing : KYLIE SAMBO with Kelisha Green
Young hip-hop artists from Muckaty/Tennant creek, N.T.
Supported by: Combat Wombat - Actual Factual - Johnnie Mac & Meriki Hood - MC Ollie - Sleepercell - Lesson

Check out Kylie Sambo's YouTube film clip Muckaty - KYLIE SAMBO Muckaty

Supported by:

Uniting Church Hall
251 High St Northcote
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•  COMBAT WOMBAT - First gig for 2011!
•  ACTUAL FACTUAL - ACE's own MC Kaso with her 3 piece band.
•  JOHNNY MAC & MERIKI HOOD - Payback records.
•  MC OLLIE - Featuring his debut EP 'Battlefield of distraction'
•  SLEEPERCELL - Strut hop duo.
•  LESSON - Slam poet and hip hop emcee

WHERE: UNITING CHURCH HALL, 251 High St Northcote.

DOORS OPEN 7.30pm - For yummy vegetarian food.
First act starts at 8pm so don't be late.
Entry $15/$10 concession

For more information on the campaign visit:
•  Friends of the Earth - NO NUCLEAR DUMP
•  Beyond Nuclear Initiative

Nuclear Waste Dump at Muckaty Station

The Labor Government plans to establish a national radioactive waste dump at Muckaty, 120km north of Tennant Creek.

The Howard government first nominated Muckaty as one of four possible sites for a nuclear waste dump in September 2007.

Muckaty is the only site being considered by the Labor Government and Federal Resources Minister Martin Ferguson.

NT Chief Minister Paul Henderson has said the site should be chosen for scientific reasons, not because the NT was a constitutional "weak link".

In March last year Mr Ferguson announced the Howard government's nuclear waste legislation would be repealed and a new one created but Green groups believe the old one has simply been "cut and pasted".

The proposed dump would hold low-level and intermediate-level waste and Mr Ferguson said in March last year that the storage facility needed to be established before Australian waste was brought back from Scotland and France in 2014 and 2015.

There is about 4000 cubic metres of low-level waste in Australia. There are less than 400 cubic metres of intermediate waste, much of it from spent fuel from the Lucas Heights reactor near Sydney. The National Radioactive Waste Management 2010 was introduced into the House of Representatives in October and a House Climate Change, Environment and the Arts Committee report released in December recommended the laws be passed.

Australian Conservation Foundation Nuclear Free Campaigner Dave Sweeney said the Government planned to ignore and override NT legislation which sought to ban the imposition of nuclear dumps.

Source: NT News</div>



From the ACE crew

Yesterday (Wedneday 23rd February, 2011) as young Muckaty women, Kylie Sambo and Kelisha Green travelled from the NT to Melbourne for their debut performance at MUSIC for MUCKATY this Friday night(25th), the radioactive waste dump legislation was being

pushed through the house of Representatives. Greens and Independents opposed it, and Coalition MP Natasha Griggs crossed the floor in opposition to this racist, undemocratic, draconian legislation!

The legislation will be going through the Senate next week and on Thursday the 24th February, marks one year since the Muckaty was announced as the designated site.

This is going on while Muckaty Traditional Owners are curently involved in an unresolved Federal court challenge over the legality of how the government "gained consent" for the site at Muckaty!

Kylie will be at Martin Fergusons office (195 High St, Preston) this Thursday February 24 at 10.30am to deliver her award winning song 'Muckaty' as her expression of oppostion to the national radioactive waste dump proposed for her country.

Kylie said: "We don't want the waste dump in our land because we care for it as much as it cares for us. I would like to ask the government : 'Do you care about the future of Australia?' If you did then you would not put the waste dump in our land because we rely on that land for our future. The reason why I am here is because I care that all kids have a bright future."

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