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Understorey: Bans in the Balance

Wednesday 5th April / presented by Elizabeth PO’ Adrian Glamorgan

The future of uranium mining in Western Australia hangs in the balance, while globally the possibility of a nuclear weapons ban treaty is the closest it’s been in 70 years – despite Australian diplomats pointedly boycotting proceedings.  As two bans lie in the balance, and with the Doomsday Clock closest to midnight since 1953, Understorey hears the testimony of nuclear survivor, Kokatha woman Sue Coleman-Haseldine presenting to UN negotiations, as well as Dr Sue Wareham from ICAN and the Medical Association for Prevention of War, Dave Sweeney from the Australian Conservation Foundation and Della Rae Morrison, Bibbulmun yorga, founder of the WA Nuclear Free Alliance, speaking on Monday to a gathering of environmentalists, to find out what’s at stake for WA, Australia, and – should it come to it – humanity.

Sue Coleman-Haseldine (L) speaking at the UN Negotiations 28 March 2017, with Hiroshima A-bomb survivor Setsuko Thurlow (R), supplied by ICAN Australia

Play Della Rae Morrison, Sue Coleman-Haseldine, Dr Sue Wareham, Dave Sweeney

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