Articles by: Dave Sweeney

Author Biography:

Dave Sweeney has been active in mining, resource and nuclear issues for four decades through his work with the media, trade unions and environment groups. He leads the Australian Conservation Foundation’s nuclear-free campaign and is a co-founder of the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons, which was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 2017.

PODCAST: Setting the World on Fire: the new nuclear push

An audio recording of the Arena public discussion hosted by the Institute for Postcolonial Studies (IPCS).

One Step in a Chain Reaction: how a Grassroots movement stopped nuclear in Australia

Australia would look very different if it wasn’t for sustained intergenerational effort to resist the nuclear option.

Informit: Keep the poison out of Muckaty

Fighting nuclear waste dumps in the Northern Territory.On 15 July 2005 the Howard Coalition government announced plans to build a national radioactive waste facility in the Northern Territory. The plan was a clear reversal of policy taken to the 2004 federal election explicitly promising not to target the Northern Territory. Science Minister Brendan Nelson initially named three parcels of Defence land as possible dump sites, remarking, 'Why on earth can't people in the middle of…