In March this year the Australian Government 'Defence' department announced that Western Australia will be at the forefront of Australia’s 'AUKUS Pathway', with more frequent port visits by nuclear-powered submarines from the United States beginning this year and from the United Kingdom starting in 2026.
Today our discussion of the AUKUS military pact has a focus on Western Australia where the campaign is really shaping up. We’ll speak to long time peace and anti-nuclear campaigner and former WA Senator, Jo Vallentine and Sam Wainwright a councillor at the City of Fremantle and founding member of Stop AUKUS - WA .
Stop AUKUS - WA have joined with Walyalup Climate Action to organise an action in Pioneer Park, Freemantle on Saturday 27 May 'Fight Climate Change Not War - Nuke Free Cockburn Sound'.
Make a submission by the 26th May 2023 to the Senate Committee inquiry reviewing the Defence Legislation Amendment (Naval Nuclear Propulsion) Bill 2023 - a Bill to change our environmental and radiation protection laws to allow nuclear submarines!
To contact Stop AUKUS - WA email: stopAUKUSWA@gmail.com
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Emma Crunch, AC Hunter & Michaela Stubbs