We begin the show this week interviewing Julia Stockigt from Save Westernport, about the plan to produce brown-coal hydrogen from the Latrobe Valley for export through Westernport Bay. What does it mean for safety and ecology in Victoria, and who the key state and federal ministers are in approving the needless development? Notably, she calls for clarification on the recent announcement that Planning Minister Sonya Kilkenny is responsible for clean energy projects... is brown coal hydrogen clean, and does this change the ability of Shire Councils to push back?
Next up we speak with Dave Sweeney, anti-nuclear campaigner with the Australian Conservation Foundation, about all things nuclear, including the Oppenheimer film release around the 78th Anniversary of the US bombing Hiroshima and Nagasaki, the AUKUS debate at the recent ALP national conference, Japan's imminent release of radioactive Fukushima water into the Pacific, and the good news of the win for Barngarla traditional owners in Federal Court - no nuclear waste dump in Kimba!
Join Save Westernport, Friends of the Earth, and Greens MP Ellen Sandell, rallying to oppose the project on Wednesday 30th August at 8:30am on the steps of Victorian Parliament
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