“Due to the campaign by Federal ALP politician Martin Ferguson to force a radioactive waste dump on communities in northern Australia we feel compelled to visit his office on a regular basis to remind him that his constituents do not appreciate what he is up to” – from the Friends of the Earth website (
As on previous occasions, the office was closed for the duration, and there were several police in attendance, but nothing for them to do, and there was no sign of any constituents hoping for an audience. Campaigners came equipped with banners and – empty – radioactive waste drums, as well as leaflets and stickers to hand to passers-by. Most traffic was actually not on foot but by car, and many motorists tooted support as they passed.
There is a brief video of the event on EngageMedia.
For more on Friends of the Earth’s Anti-Nuclear and Clean Energy (ACE) campaign, visit http://www.foe.org.au/anti-nuclear/