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Atomic Cloud Forms Head Of Aborigine - Maralinga 1953

Maralinga: Sixty years on, the bomb tests remind us not to put security over safety

Aboriginal people affected by Maralinga nuclear tests take peace sculpture to Japan

South Australian First Nations people face a new nuclear test

Dumping waste on country

Earlier this year South Australian Premier Jay Weatherill announced that a royal commission would be held to consider the feasibility and viability as well as the risks and opportunities associated with four areas of the nuclear fuel cycle, including storage of radioactive waste.

Kevin Buzzacott, an Arabunna Elder puts it this way: 'If we look after this old country, the country will look after us ... How could I cut off my knee or part of my knee? I won't work without parts of me. Same for country. Read more about South Australian First Nations people face a new nuclear test

Funding cut signals the destruction of Aboriginal life in Australia

Nigel Scullion Maralings Atomic Bombs Aboriginal Homelands

In the announcement made in recent days, Aboriginal communities in South Australia have suffered a 90 per cent cut to their funding. APY Lands – including Amata, Pukatja (Ernabella), Indulkana – have received no funding at all. These include big settlements as well as smaller communities and homelands. There is no funding for the Maralinga Lands. WA has accepted a one off $90 million for their 'transfer' grant and consequently announced 150 communities would be closed down. This has received much publicity, and the South Australian situation is much less known. Read more about Funding cut signals the destruction of Aboriginal life in Australia

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