Combat Wombat are a political hip-hop crew based in Melbourne. Renowned for taking bass bins hostage and blasting political fire in these unsettling times.
Advertiser: Anti-uranium protesters Desert Liberation Front to rally outside Olympic Dam again Jordanna Schriever, The Advertiser March 28, 2016 10:19pm ANTI-URANIUM protesters who want to shut down the Olympic Dam site are planning a “party at the gates of hell”, four years after a similar event forced police to send 500-plus officers to monitor the […]
Arabunna elder Uncle Kevin Buzzacott has invited participants at the Lizard Bites Back to visit his country today, to witness first hand the impacts of BHP Billiton’s Olympic Dam mine on the mound springs in the Lake Eyre region. The mound springs are integral to the desert ecosystem and sacred to the Arabunna people, and […]
Arabunna elder Uncle Kevin Buzzacott will be putting BHP Billiton on notice this weekend, asking for a guarantee that the company cease and desist operations within two years, and pay damages for decades of health and environmental impacts. The water bill alone totals $1.27 billion at the current commercial water rate of $3.36 per kilolitre […]
Camp is located on the North East side of the junction of Olympic Way and Olympic Dam Rd. Come up Olympic Dam Rd (also known as the Bypass Rd), just before you get to Olympic Way turn right and follow dirt road under power lines to camp. This way you miss the police road block […]
S.A crew! …Please join us for the next open mic night. 9th October, Mad Mouse Alley. Fundraiser for the Australian Nuclear Free Alliance and the Lizard Bites Back 2016. Also it’s Uncle Kevin’s birthday, so come along and celebrate with this veteran of resistance to the nuclear industry, play some tunes and hopefully raise a […]
The gear u need to make your personal expression against the nuclear industry Torch (& spare batteries) Sunscreen Matches Swag/tent Sleeping bag/bedding Water/food (keep in mind that you will be in the desert so you will need more water than what you would drink in the city) Warm clothes/outrageous costumes Ear plugs Dust mask Spare […]
Golden Orb interprets through sounds the environments they find themselves in, inviting participants on a journey through the soundscape of the world’s largest uranium mine.
Future pop duo Rachel By The Stream deliver a high-octane live show that demonstrates fearless musica-tech prowess, blending live looping with samples, multi instrumentation and rootsy vocals. With influences ranging from Kraftwerk to Sade, RBTS put emphasis on a set that spans genres effortlessly from dub and nu-disco to robo-pop.
Wednesday 11th July 2013
Yesterday was the last official day of the Lizards Revenge Music and Arts Festival of Resistance at the Olympic Dam Uranium mine, where over 500 protestors have gathered for the past week. Dr Helen Caldicott visited the Lizards Revenge to run a workshop addressing health issues relating to uranium yesterday afternoon. She pointed out that […]
Protestors at the Lizards Revenge Music and Arts Festival of Resistance closed the road to Olympic Dam Uranium Mine this morning for four hours. At approximately 8:30 am a car decorated as a giant lizard was parked on Olympic Way, blocking the road opposite the protest camp. Two protestors locked themselves to a truck heading […]
A light-hearted game of cricket near Roxby Downs was disrupted today at 1:15pm as police moved in to arrest the players, who are camping near the Olympic Dam uranium mine as part of the Lizards Revenge protest festival. Police and off-duty miners were invited to join the game, but cricketers were instead bowled over by […]
Activists call for “Breakfast not Bombs” as police defend what BHP-Billiton aims to make the largest uranium mine in the world.
The Lizards Revenge protest festival is today challenging BHP Billiton to a “Great Debate” on the question: Should the Olympic Dam mine expand? “After today’s disputes over the festival’s lizard mascot, the focus needs to return to the real issues of the proposed expansion of the mine,” said festival co-organiser Izzy Brown. An invitation has […]
An estimated 400 people marched to the gates of the Olympic Dam uranium mine today, marking the first day of the Lizards Revenge music and arts festival of resistance. The overkill of police escorts did not dampen the festival atmosphere, and despite road blocks preventing access to the camp site forcing vehicles to be escorted […]
Protestors continue to gather for the Lizards Revenge music and arts festival at BHP Billiton’s Olympic Dam uranium mine. The event officially begins today and is scheduled to run for the next five days. The event will open with a welcome to country. At 11.00 am Uncle Kevin Buzzacott will be holding a press conference […]
The Lizards Revenge music and arts festival and protest camp will take place at the gates of the Olympic Dam mine (or close by) from the 14th-18th July 2012. The festival will include a variety of musicians, bands and artists from around the country, a solar powered sound system, wind powered cinema, mobile artworks and […]
Often referred to as Uncle Kev as an Aboriginal elder, is an Indigenous Australian from the Arabunna nation in northern South Australia. He has campaigned widely for cultural recognition, justice and land rights for Aboriginal people. He has initiated and led numerous campaigns against uranium mining at the BHP Billiton owned Olympic Dam mine in […]
The 19,000 tonnes of uranium that Olympic Dam produces per year is sufficient to fuel 95 power reactors which will produce 28.5 tonnes of high-level nuclear waste per year (in the form of spent nuclear fuel). That amount of spent fuel contains 28.5 tonnes of plutonium
The new mine will require an additional 200 million litres of water per day. Water intake from the Great Artesian Basin (GAB) will increase from 35 million litres per day to around 42 million litres per day, with the remainder to come from a proposed coastal desalination plant at Point Lowly. That’s over 100,000 litres […]
Under the mine expansion plan, the production of radioactive tailings, stored above ground, will increase from the current 10 million tonnes per year, to 68 million tonnes per year. The tailings contain a toxic acidic soup of radionuclides and heavy metals. It is estimated that by the mines closure, these tailings will total nearly nine […]
The existing mine operates under the Roxby Downs Indenture Act (1982), which provides for wide-ranging exemptions from several South Australian laws, including the Aboriginal Heritage Act, the Freedom of Information Act, and the Natural Resources Management Act, which encompasses water management. It is essentially a contract between BHP and the SA Government, which over-rides key […]
The Federal and South Australian Governments are on the verge of approving a huge increase in uranium production at BHP Billiton’s Olympic Dam mine in South Australia. The long and short term health risks for many living and future Australians far exceed the likely benefits.