Actions and Events against the Dump

  • Sovereign Acts III Refuse - Unbound Collective

    Saturday 24 November
    8pm sunset performance
    9:30pm fire yarn
    Hart's Mill grounds (west side), Port Adelaide

    Sovereign Acts III – REFUSE is the third work in a trilogy of research, video and performance works by The Unbound Collective. Called Bound and Unbound: Sovereign Acts, the trilogy has explored the capacity of ideas to both bind and set free, alongside cultural continuance and institutional containment. The Unbound Collective brings together four First Nations women who are working across art, activism and academia.

    Sovereign Acts III – REFUSE continues their investigation through the lens of community continuity, environmental campaigning, and the Port River. Through their ongoing research and collaborative practices Unbound are exploring critical-creative resistance and refusal to acts of environmental degradation on Aboriginal land, the role of Aboriginal women in caring for Country, intergeneration transmission of knowledge and sovereignty through protest.

    Join Unbound and their collaborators (including performer and language activist, Dr. Lou Bennett, and violinist Katie Inawantji Morrison) for a very special evening event, in two parts, that brings together this research through performance, ceremony and conversation.

    See the full creative and cultural team credits here:



    Saturday, November 24, 2018 at 08:00 PM
    Hart's Mill
  • Rally Don't Dump on SA - We Still Say NO!

    The federal government is currently deciding on whether to build a facility to house Australia's nuclear waste at either Kimba on the Eyre Peninsula or near Hawker in the Flinders Ranges. More information can be found here and here.

    Federal Resources Minister Matt Canavan wants to make a decision on the waste dump by the end of the year.  This timing is based on politics, not need.  The time to act is now. He has said that he will not impose a dump on an unwilling community - join us on November 3rd and show him that SA is unwilling.

    The Minister was going to partly base his decision on a ballot in the affected communities.  This is currently on hold and may not happen at all because the Barngarla people, Native Title Holders for Kimba, were granted an injunction in the Supreme Court of SA just before ballots were to commence. Their argument was that the exclusion of Native Title holders who did not live in the narrowly defined ballot areas was in breach of the Racial Discrimination Act. This court process has put the ballots in the Kimba district and also the Flinders Ranges area on hold. There is some uncertainty regarding whether the ballots will proceed at all yet the Minister is determined to choose one of the sites before the end of 2018.

    We believe this is a statewide issue and we have legislation that bans such facilities - the SA Nuclear Waste Facility (Prohibition) Act 2000. The objects of this Act are “to protect the health, safety and welfare of the people of SA and to protect the environment in which they live by prohibiting the establishment of certain nuclear waste storage facilities in this state.” This law is sensible and powerful and we want all our state politicians to use it to stop the federal government imposing a nuclear waste dump on SA.

    Responsible radioactive waste management is a national issue that requires national scrutiny. It should not be the primary burden or sole choice of voters in a specific part of regional SA. Australia has a responsibility to properly manage its nuclear waste, and we are asking the federal government to set up an independent inquiry into to explore the full range of options.

    Join us on 3rd November - We Still Say NO to a nuclear waste

    Facebook event here 

    Saturday, November 03, 2018 at 11:30 AM
    Kaurna Land, Parliament House
  • Standing Strong Book Launch

    Come and grab your copy, join community and remember this story....

    On 8 February 2015 SA Premier Jay Weatherill announced a Royal Commission into the nuclear industry and a major community campaign against plans for an international high level radioactive waste dump began.

    The No Dump Alliance (NDA) has released a book about this campaign. 'Standing Strong’ covers the key issues championed by Aboriginal and civil society groups opposed to the plan including the lack of Traditional Owner consent, dubious economics, the risks to people and the environment and the impact on future generations.

    The book shows how South Australians hit the streets, organised community meetings, got involved online, signed postcards, attended information sessions, door-knocked MP’s and breathed a sigh of relief in June 2017 when the Premier conceded that the plan was “dead” and that his government would not pursue the plan.

    Today, South Australia faces the proposal of a national nuclear waste site near Hawker in the Flinders Ranges and at Kimba on the Eyre Peninsula, come and hear about these issues and more.
    fb event here.


    Saturday, July 21, 2018 at 06:00 PM
    The Gov in Hindmarsh, Australia
  • Don't Dump on SA rally 2 Dec 2017

    On 7th June 2017 the No Dump Alliance welcomed the announcement from Premier Weatherill that he now considers the international high level nuclear waste dump is dead, vowing that Labor will not revisit if after the next state election. This is wonderful for South Australia, however our State still faces the prospect of a Federal low and intermediate radioactive waste dump.

    The Federal government wants to build a nuclear waste ‘facility’ in SA. Some of this nuclear waste is a hazard for hundreds of years and some for over ten thousand years.  


    South Australians said no the last time (1998-2004) the Federal government wanted to build a nuclear waste dump and more recently we said no to the plan to import high-level international nuclear waste. 

    Please join us at Parliament House to send a clear message to the Federal government that SA is too good to waste.

    Come to North Terrace, 11 am, Saturday December 2, 2017.
    Please spread the word and come along with your family, friends, organisations and community groups. Together we can build a better, greener future from safer things than nuclear waste!


    Come to the rally

    Saturday Dec 2, 2017, 11 am 
    Parliament House, North Tce, Adelaide, Kaurna Land.
    Family friendly event. Bring your friends!

    Sign the petition:

    Check out the website:

    Donate: via the crowdfunder or by direct deposit to: BSB: 313 140 Account No: 12137847 (please note that donations are not tax deductible)

    Phone or write to your local MP. Find their contact details here:

    RSVP on FB:



    Rally Flyer to download and distribute

    Rally Poster to print for promotions

    Briefing paper about the case for extended storage at Lucas Heights by David Noonan, Independent Environmental campaigner paper

    Paper on Nuclear Medicine by MAPW, the Medical Association for the Prevention of War



    We Say NO!

    The Flinders Local Action Group (FLAG) initiated this spectacular 3.5 minute film to show the breadth and depth of opposition to the waste dump. We Say No:

    Nuclear Waste Land 

    Journalist Timothy Larges from Reuters International visited Yappala in the Flinders Ranges last year and made this documentary film which was recently screened at the Berlin Film Festival:

    South Australia says NO to nuclear waste dumps!

    AEU film showing South Australia saying NO to nuclear waste dumps! 3,000 plus rallied outside Parliament House in Adelaide on October 15, 2016 to express their strong and unrelenting opposition to proposals for nuclear waste dumps in SA!

    Leave the Poison Alone

    This is a short documentary about the proposed nuclear waste dump in the Flinders Ranges in South Australia, located on traditional aboriginal land. The Adnyamathanha and local communities are expressing their concerns and telling us why this should not be imposed on them. It was filmed by some french tourists who were in the area and horrified to learn what was proposed so took it upon themselves to make this great film. By Alexis Charles.


    Saturday, December 02, 2017 at 11:00 AM
    Parliament House,
  • We Say No!


    Together we have ended plans for a high-level international radioactive waste dump in our state but the federal government is still pushing for a national waste dump site in SA.

    We have faced this challenge before. Now we need to learn from the past, act in the present and build a cleaner future.

    Join us for courageous and inspiring stories of and from people on the frontline, learn the history of community resistance and how together we can keep our state free from nuclear waste.

    Local and interstate speakers will include:
    Nina Brown, Irati Wanti Campaign
    Kylie Sambo, Muckaty Campaign
    Karina Lester, Yankunytjatjara
    The McKenzie sisters, Adnyamathanha

    Also on show will be some new and historical footage, highlights from the Talking Straight Out exhibition, and useful info to help us win this current fight.

    Afterwards, enjoy a free BBQ and some music. Stay tuned for more on this.

    We hope to see you at this very special event!

    Saturday, August 19, 2017 at 02:00 PM
    Waterside Workers Hall in Port Adelaide, Australia
  • Don't dump on SA



    Tuesday, November 15, 2016 at 06:00 PM
    ANU Food Coop in Canberra, Australia
  • Nuclear Waste and Public Health

    Join public health experts over afternoon tea to hear about the public health impacts and concerns for South Australia's plans to import 138,000 tonnes of high level nuclear waste.
    Dr Margaret Beavis, President, Medical Association for Prevention of War
    Dr Peter Tait, Nuclear spokesperson, Public Health Association of Australia
    Dr Robert Hall, South Australian co-convenor, Medical Association for Prevention of War.

    Wednesday, November 02, 2016 at 02:30 PM
    The Joinery in Adelaide, Australia
  • October 15th: National Day of Action

    On the 15th of October, the 63rd anniversary of the Emu Field atomic bomb tests, take a stand and join us at Parliament House to say “NO!” to nuclear waste dumps in SA.

    Nuclear waste dumps in South Australia simply aren’t worth the RISKS.

    Spread the word and come along with your family, friends, organisation and community group to stand up for SA.
    Website: and RSVP on facebook HERE.


    Saturday, October 15, 2016 at 11:00 AM
    Parliament House Steps in Adelaide, Australia
  • They're Back.. Jason Bourne film fundraiser

    GANG invite you to the Capri Theatre to embark on the latest Jason Bourne journey in support of the latest waste dump fight.


    Check it out here 

    Buy a ticket now

    Money raised will go towards the No Dump Alliance

    Friday, July 29, 2016 at 08:00 PM
    Capri Theatre
  • Alliance Launch

    The No Dump Alliance is set to take off with key signatories gathering together to stand and speak strong in their unity against nuclear waste dumps in South Australia. The website will be online and you will be only a click away from joining the Alliance.

    Monday, May 16, 2016 at 12:00 PM
    Pilgrim Uniting Church