A history of anti-nuclear activism in Australia4:15pm Fri 29 Mar
About this session
“Uranium cannot be mined without workers, it cannot be transported without them, the mines cannot be supplied without them.” – Jeff Wallmann, shop steward at the Williamstown naval dockyards, Melbourne.
Anti-nuclear activism swept Australia in the 1970s and 80s; bringing together workers, radicals and community activists, all united by a common opposition to the deadly nuclear industry. Mass rallies, direct-actions and union bans on nuclear energy disrupted the government's attempt to establish a nuclear industry on our shores. State and federal governments were pushed to implement a moratorium on nuclear energy that has held ever since. This talk will discuss the lessons from these important struggle.