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Animae
- 1091 days ago - alp.org.au
Add your name to stand with the Stolen Generations & their families to commemorate National Sorry Day, 26 May 2016. All countries can sign!



   

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Animae C (508)
Wednesday May 25, 2016, 7:58 pm
26 May has become a special day for Australia: Sorry Day.

Every year, we join together as a nation to say we are sorry, remembering the wrongdoings against the Stolen Generations and their families, recognising the pain and suffering they have endured, and acknowledging the lessons we have learned from a very dark era in Australia’s history.

In 2008, as one of the very first acts of the new Parliament, Labor Prime Minister Kevin Rudd said sorry on behalf of all Australians for the wrongful forcible removal of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children from their families.

http://www.australia.gov.au/about-australia/our-country/our-people/apology-to-australias-indigenous-peoples
 

Animae C (508)
Wednesday May 25, 2016, 8:05 pm
THE APOLOGY;

The Speaker: Prime Minister.

Prime Minister (Hon Kevin Rudd MP): Mr Speaker, I move:

That today we honour the Indigenous peoples of this land, the oldest continuing cultures in human history.

We reflect on their past mistreatment.

We reflect in particular on the mistreatment of those who were Stolen Generations - this blemished chapter in our nation's history.

The time has now come for the nation to turn a new page in Australia's history by righting the wrongs of the past and so moving forward with confidence to the future.

We apologise for the laws and policies of successive Parliaments and governments that have inflicted profound grief, suffering and loss on these our fellow Australians.

We apologise especially for the removal of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children from their families, their communities and their country.

For the pain, suffering and hurt of these Stolen Generations, their descendants and for their families left behind, we say sorry.

To the mothers and the fathers, the brothers and the sisters, for the breaking up of families and communities, we say sorry.

And for the indignity and degradation thus inflicted on a proud people and a proud culture, we say sorry.

We the Parliament of Australia respectfully request that this apology be received in the spirit in which it is offered as part of the healing of the nation.

For the future we take heart; resolving that this new page in the history of our great continent can now be written.

We today take this first step by acknowledging the past and laying claim to a future that embraces all Australians.

A future where this Parliament resolves that the injustices of the past must never, never happen again.

A future where we harness the determination of all Australians, Indigenous and non-Indigenous, to close the gap that lies between us in life expectancy, educational achievement and economic opportunity.

A future where we embrace the possibility of new solutions to enduring problems where old approaches have failed.

A future based on mutual respect, mutual resolve and mutual responsibility.

A future where all Australians, whatever their origins, are truly equal partners, with equal opportunities and with an equal stake in shaping the next chapter in the history of this great country, Australia.
 

JL A (281)
Wednesday May 25, 2016, 8:37 pm
S&N; thanks for posting AniMae
 

Janis K (129)
Wednesday May 25, 2016, 9:32 pm
Thanks for sharing
 

Rose Becke (141)
Wednesday May 25, 2016, 9:56 pm
Thanks for adding your name to the Sorry Wall.

Will Share too
 

fly bird (26)
Wednesday May 25, 2016, 10:04 pm
Signed, thank you, Ani Mae.
 

Frans Badenhorst (582)
Wednesday May 25, 2016, 11:05 pm
Thanks for adding your name to the Sorry Wall.

thanks AniMae
 

elaine conway (75)
Wednesday May 25, 2016, 11:54 pm
signed
 

ERIKA SOMLAI (58)
Thursday May 26, 2016, 12:29 am
Thanks for adding your name to the Sorry Wall.
 

Maria Teresa Schollhorn (42)
Thursday May 26, 2016, 12:49 am
Done. Thanks AniMae.
 

Maria Teresa Schollhorn (42)
Thursday May 26, 2016, 12:55 am
Done. Thanks AniMae.
 

Nicola F (0)
Thursday May 26, 2016, 1:05 am
Name added.
 

Ljiljana Milic (115)
Thursday May 26, 2016, 1:11 am
Signed > Thanks for adding your name to the Sorry Wall.
& Thank You AniMae
 

Animae C (508)
Thursday May 26, 2016, 2:36 am
Here it is Darren, disgustingly low in signatures!

Demand NO nuclear waste dump in South Australia!!

http://www.thepetitionsite.com/445/957/283/demand-no-nuclear-waste-dump-in-south-australia/

589 SUPPORTERS
 

ROBERTO M (7)
Thursday May 26, 2016, 2:51 am
SIGNED TY ANIMAE
 

Past Member (0)
Thursday May 26, 2016, 4:40 am
I said, "May your tomorrows bring a smile for each day stolen". Thanks AniMae.
 

Past Member (0)
Thursday May 26, 2016, 4:42 am
PS---I sign all anti-nuclear petitions. so, I will type "nuclear petition" in the search above and go on a long signing spree. I encourage all to do the same.
 

Anna P (97)
Thursday May 26, 2016, 8:31 am
Thanks Sweetie!!!
 

Solitary Eagle (324)
Thursday May 26, 2016, 8:32 am
Signed, thanks AniMae.
 

Past Member (0)
Thursday May 26, 2016, 9:31 am
Done-thx AniMae
 

Past Member (0)
Thursday May 26, 2016, 4:31 pm
Added & noted. Ty.
 

Liv B (0)
Thursday May 26, 2016, 5:21 pm
Thanks for adding your name to the Sorry Wall.
Thanks AniMae.
 

Monika A (94)
Friday May 27, 2016, 11:12 am
"May you remember the good times and forget the sorrow and pain , for the good times will remind you of how special your life has been." - signed.

... and- NO Nuclear waste dump in South Australia - Signed - February 16

Thank You AniMae.
 

Jeff Creech (64)
Friday May 27, 2016, 11:17 am
Signed.
 

Marco Baracca (41)
Friday May 27, 2016, 11:40 am
Done dear AniMae
 

Ed Site Issues V (198)
Friday May 27, 2016, 11:56 am
S&N, Thanks
 

Barb SiteIssues V (202)
Friday May 27, 2016, 12:55 pm
Signed & Noted, Thank you
 

Mandi T (367)
Friday May 27, 2016, 1:29 pm
Mandi,
you took action on February 16, 2016
 

Mandi T (367)
Friday May 27, 2016, 1:30 pm
Thanks for adding your name to the Sorry Wall.
 

Beth M (138)
Friday May 27, 2016, 1:37 pm
Done
 

Birgit W (160)
Friday May 27, 2016, 1:38 pm
I am looking forward to celebrate a "Happy Day." Thanks for sharing.
 

Lois Jordan (63)
Friday May 27, 2016, 2:19 pm
Signed & noted. Thank you, AniMae.
 

MarietteAWAY G (175)
Friday May 27, 2016, 2:56 pm
Thanks for adding your name to the Sorry Wall. Thanks AniMae!
 

Sheryl G (359)
Friday May 27, 2016, 3:14 pm
Thanks for adding your name to the Sorry Wall.

This is done yearly, wow, imagine that. We can't even get enough people to understand over in USA how the Redskins is "oh so wrong"......too many don't care, think it's fine, or worse, believe it's some kind of honor.

As for your petition AniMae YOU TOOK ACTION ON FEBRUARY 16, 2016

Yes, is sad that people can't sign for something like that, radiation, wow, kills trees, plants and animals also; that nasty radiation does. I will add it again on the next Dandelion Seeds.
 

Trish K (29)
Friday May 27, 2016, 5:48 pm
Sorry isn't enough. Action on behalf of all Indigenous people by the governments that say they represent them would be louder.
Im Sorry the Indigenous still have no protection or representation.
 

Cheryl A (18)
Friday May 27, 2016, 5:59 pm
Thanks for information AniMae. America has its own apologies to make but they never will...peace.
 

Bonnie Lynn M (1)
Friday May 27, 2016, 8:03 pm
Signed. Sounds like a good idea. At least a start. I had signed the petition back in February. Thank you
 

Darren Woolsey (218)
Friday May 27, 2016, 11:43 pm
Shared over social media to encourage more signers.
 

Darren Woolsey (218)
Friday May 27, 2016, 11:45 pm
Thanks AniMae:
593 supporters
GOAL
1,000

Reshared a few times over social media to wake people up. . .
 

donald Baumgartner (6)
Saturday May 28, 2016, 4:37 pm
Signed !!!!
 

Colleen L (3)
Saturday May 28, 2016, 5:28 pm
Signed. Thanks AniMae
 

Darren Woolsey (218)
Sunday May 29, 2016, 12:14 am
AniMae. . . drop by drop. . .

596 supporters
GOAL
1,000
 

Ben O (131)
Sunday May 29, 2016, 2:17 am
Done. -With regards from Sweden...
 

Animae C (508)
Sunday May 29, 2016, 6:41 am
Ros would you be saying that if it was dumped in Victoria?
 

Animae C (508)
Sunday May 29, 2016, 7:10 pm
Ros it's all well & good to store our own waste somewhere, we don't have reactors & it's our own medical waste but the dump would be accepting waste from other countries.
Do you agree with this?
 

Animae C (508)
Sunday May 29, 2016, 7:52 pm
Lucas Heights is for used research & medical use.
"... research reactors are quite different from power reactors used to generate electricity. HIFAR's nominal maximum thermal power output was 10 megawatts and OPAL's is 20 megawatts, compared with an average power reactor’s 3000 megawatts thermal. HIFAR’s total fuel load was only 7 kilograms and OPAL's is also modest, while a power reactor may hold up to 190 tonnes of fuel.While a power reactor produces heat which generates steam to turn a turbine, a research reactor is simply a neutron factory, producing neutrons for scientific research and the production of radioisotopes for medicine and industry."

http://www.world-nuclear.org/information-library/country-profiles/countries-a-f/appendices/australian-research-reactors.aspx
 

Animae C (508)
Sunday May 29, 2016, 8:01 pm
Australia as the world's nuclear waste dump?
Information on proposals to build an international high level nuclear waste dump in Australia.

http://www.foe.org.au/anti-nuclear/issues/oz/import-waste
 

Animae C (508)
Sunday May 29, 2016, 8:08 pm
Another reason i'm against it;

INDIGENOUS OWNERS OUTRAGED AT SITE EARMARKED FOR AUSTRALIA'S FIRST NUCLEAR WASTE DUMP!
Traditional owners describe backing for facility on South Australian cattle station beside Indigenous cultural site as ‘cultural genocide’!
Adnyamathanha traditional owners asked the federal government to reject the nomination of the site in November, saying that the proposed dump site was near significant cultural sites, including Hookina Creek, which is a women’s place that is also a registered heritage site.
Adnyamathanha Traditional Lands Association (ATLA) chief executive Vince Coulthard said he was “totally disgusted” by the announcement.
“This is our land, we have been here forever and we will always be here and we are totally opposed to this dump,” he said. Coulthard said there had been minimal consultation with traditional owners and described the decision as “cultural genocide”.
“ATLA is disgusted that the only contact they have had is a short meet and greet-type session at the last AGM,” he said. “We believed they were going to meet with the board in an official capacity, prior to any announcement happening. But this certainly didn’t happen.”
Adnyamathanha woman Regina McKenzie said that hearing the site had been earmarked felt like hearing news of a death. “It was shock and then a lot of emotion, myself and my sister said it’s like getting news of a death, that’s the kind of emotion we felt,” McKenzie told ABC news on Friday.
“Our culture in that area is being ignored, it’s not good for our area, I don’t think, it’s something we will fight against, we don’t want a waste dump in our area whatsoever.”
She told Guardian Australia last month that proposing to build the site was an attack on the Indigenous belief system.
Nearby Yappala station was declared an Indigenous Protected Area in 2014.

http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2016/apr/29/indigenous-elders-outraged-at-site-earmarked-for-australias-first-nuclear-waste-dump

THEY don't want it & i respect their choices but of course government pays NO attention to their needs!
 

Animae C (508)
Sunday May 29, 2016, 8:21 pm
i'm attending this forum & i'll be equipped;

FREE PUBLIC FORUM
South Australia has become a magnet for nuclear waste. The Federal Government wants the Flinders Ranges to host a national nuclear waste dump and the State Government is considering opening up our State for an international high level radioactive waste dump. What’s going on here? Are they mad?

Come along to hear three influential Australians expose the hype and untangle the spin. Take part in the Q&A session immediately following the presentations.

HOST & MC

Mark Parnell MLC, Greens SA Parliamentary Leader

SPEAKERS

Senator Scott Ludlam, Greens Senator for Western Australia and federal party spokesperson on nuclear issues
Dr Jillian Marsh, Adnyamathanha Traditional Owner, Recipient of the Nuclear-Free Future Award 2008
Roderick Campbell, Economist and Director of Research, The Australia Institute

MORE ABOUT THE SPEAKERS...

Senator Scott Ludlam

Scott is a Greens Senator for Western Australia and federal party spokesperson on nuclear issues. Scott has examined the nuclear industry in depth in Australia and overseas and concluded that “the proposal to dump international nuclear waste into an 'interim' store in South Australia is fatally flawed. Nuclear waste is an intergenerational liability, not a short-term asset.”

Dr Jillian Marsh

Jillian is an Adnyamathanha Traditional Owner and has a PhD in Environmental Studies. Jillian was the inaugural recipient of the Jill Hudson Environmental Award SA in 1998, and the recipient of international Nuclear Free Futures Award in 2008. Last month Jillian said "The First Nations people of Australia have been bullied and pushed around, forcibly removed from their families and their country, denied access and the right to care for their own land for over 200 years. Our health and wellbeing compares with third world countries, our people crowd the jails. Nobody wants toxic waste in their back yard, this is true the world over. We stand in solidarity with people across this country and across the globe who want sustainable futures for communities, we will not be moved."

Roderick Campbell

Rod has worked as an economist since 2007, mainly at The Australia Institute and with public-interest economics group, Economists at Large. He is currently the Research Director of The Australia Institute, Australia’s most influential progressive think tank. Rod worked on The Australia Institute’s comprehensive response to the Nuclear Royal Commission’s flawed economic analysis. The report, "Digging for Answers", concluded that "The business case for a nuclear waste storage facility in South Australia is exaggerated. The project is risky, and a loss overall is well within the range of possible outcomes". When confronted with these findings, the Nuclear Royal Commissioner promised to “take it apart, piece by piece”, but we think he failed.

WHEN June 09, 2016 at 7pm - 8:30pm
 

Darren Woolsey (218)
Monday May 30, 2016, 12:30 am
Sorry, the argument that land is ALREADY used, contaminated, is rubbish, and is symptomatic of the arrogance of the trait within humankind; use it, abuse it, then move on.

Basic mathematical principle: borrow, or take, PAY BACK, which in human/environment terms means you don't simply take, use then move on, leaving decay, disaster and chaos in your midst.

Take responsibility and plough funds and human effort into RE-cultivating lands.

If by Bono you mean that ego running U2, he would be best placed to wake up from his loft position as leader of the world's most overrated rock band, and pay back into a system that has made him mega rich.
 

Animae C (508)
Monday May 30, 2016, 4:32 am
i did post a lot of info above, so i'll repost this;

"... research reactors are quite different from power reactors used to generate electricity. HIFAR's nominal maximum thermal power output was 10 megawatts and OPAL's is 20 megawatts, compared with an average power reactor’s 3000 megawatts thermal.
HIFAR’s total fuel load was only 7 kilograms and OPAL's is also modest, while a power reactor may hold up to 190 tonnes of fuel.
While a power reactor produces heat which generates steam to turn a turbine, a research reactor is simply a neutron factory, producing neutrons for scientific research and the production of radioisotopes for medicine and industry."
That's ;
Research reactors - 10 megawatts to 20 megawatts
Power reactors - 3000 megawatts

Ros, i'll definitely let you know how the forum will go.
And i have always voted to 'Keep The Bastards Honest' by not voting for either of the 2 tosser parties!
 

Animae C (508)
Monday May 30, 2016, 4:34 am
Thanx for your comment Darren i agree with you & our Indigenous People that this is CULTURAL GENOCIDE.
 

Animae C (508)
Monday May 30, 2016, 5:34 am
i am opposed to any part of Australia becoming a nuclear waste dump for the world's waste Ros, the small amount that we use for medical purposes & research can be shared by every state because we all benefit from it.

The descendants of those first Brits are here now, the current Australians.
i don't see why Brits in the UK today should be held responsible.

i'm not watching Q&A, too busy here.
 

Animae C (508)
Monday May 30, 2016, 7:07 am
Did you see our premier Jay Weatherill when he spoke about the nuclear waste dump?
His eyes SPARKLED when he mentioned the billions the state would make!

I WILL BE FIGHTING!
 

Animae C (508)
Monday May 30, 2016, 8:24 am
Oh yes i know about all politicians but i'm talking about Weatherill here : )))
 

Lisa O (203)
Monday May 30, 2016, 9:18 am
Thanks for adding your name to the Sorry Wall
Thanks AniMae.
 

Elizabeth brown (20)
Monday May 30, 2016, 2:38 pm
Signed and shared with my head lowered in shame
 

Lenore K (0)
Monday May 30, 2016, 3:27 pm
ty
 

Darren Woolsey (218)
Monday May 30, 2016, 3:39 pm
I gather you do actually read some of my commentary, occasionally, Ros?

So, you'll know I'm not Pro-Royal, Pro-Nobility, OR Pro-British Empire, or Pro-British Colonialism, so every argument you've used to criticized, I would be using anyway. . .

Gideon Osborne sleeps with the Chinese in order to bring in Multi-Billions of funds in the guise of nuclear technology, which NO ONE on Planet Earth is capable of handling with ANY responsibility.

The powers-that-be SHOULDN'T be using it.

As regards Indigenous Populations of Australia, America, etc., of course the f$£€ckwits who are the class elite who decimated these populations should be held responsible and accountable.. . . why would you think I would think differently?

NO ONE benefits from nuclear technology except those who INVEST financially in it, but certainly not the clear-ups.

BTW, are you going to sign AniMae's petition?
 

Darren Woolsey (218)
Tuesday May 31, 2016, 12:27 am
By making small efforts where one can, those can be amplified. Your refusal is atypical of the masses, so good luck with that. Apathetic behavior can be worked on though. . .

In case you hadn't fathomed this out, cancer and MOST other diseases can be treated NATURALLY, without the need for the pharmaceutical INDUSTRY clamping down on what can and can't be done, based on the desire for making profit.

If you want the system to change, the pharmaceutical industry to change, you begin by making a disturbance in the field of the electorate, by voting and signing petitions and becoming an annoyance.

By NOT doing anything, you signify you're happy with how things ARE.

You happy with that?
 

Animae C (508)
Tuesday May 31, 2016, 4:32 am
My petition is pathetic??
Gee thanx Ros.
 

Animae C (508)
Tuesday May 31, 2016, 7:19 am
You know what Ros, i'm done.
 

Darren Woolsey (218)
Tuesday May 31, 2016, 7:56 am
I sympathize with you, AniMae.

Gurdjieff had a phrase for this kind of thing.

"Is."
 

Denise D (31)
Tuesday May 31, 2016, 1:50 pm
N, s & s. Thanks for sharing this petition, Ani Mae. The United States needs a Sorry Day for Native Americans.
 

Darren Woolsey (218)
Tuesday May 31, 2016, 2:56 pm
When you're ready for open dialogue, instead of closing it off, by being picky, let AniMae and me know.

You're engaging in confirmation bias, projecting some kind of prejudice onto AniMae and me, where there is none.

Gurdjieff's work is concerned the REAL WORLD, so before you start lecturing, do a little research and get back to me on that one.

Reopen that mental door you've shut, and wake up.
 

Barb K (1685)
Tuesday May 31, 2016, 5:26 pm
Um....I just discovered your article. Signed and shared on FB Thanks AniMae.
 

Darren Woolsey (218)
Tuesday May 31, 2016, 11:25 pm
602 supporters
GOAL
1,000

Reshared petition over social media to spread more awareness and encourage signers, AniMae
 

Darren Woolsey (218)
Tuesday May 31, 2016, 11:27 pm
http://australianmap.net/overview/

AniMae's petition perfectly stands up against the stuff in that overview.
 

Darren Woolsey (218)
Tuesday June 14, 2016, 2:17 pm
I'm always open to open dialogue.

612 supporters
GOAL
1,000

Reshared AniMae's petition over social media.

You have another associated one to share, Ros?
 

Dawnie W (250)
Monday July 11, 2016, 8:33 am
❤️:-((((❤️Noted, signed and shared with pleasure❤️
❤️ Thanking you kindly for sharing this information❤️
💕💛ღ❤️Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ💕♥L💜ve, Hugs and Peace go with you all♥💕Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ❤️ღ💛💕
 

Darren Woolsey (218)
Thursday September 15, 2016, 2:05 am
Demand NO nuclear waste dump in South Australia!!
634 SUPPORTERS
1,000 GOAL
Reshared petition over social media.
 

Animae C (508)
Thursday September 15, 2016, 7:45 am
Thank you for resharing Darren
 

Darren Woolsey (218)
Saturday September 17, 2016, 7:24 am
Demand NO nuclear waste dump in South Australia!!
636 SUPPORTERS
1,000 GOAL
Reshared petition over social media.
 
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