Walk against AUKUS

March 18, 2024 8:03 am in by

A coalition of First Nations people and other members of the community are beginning a walk of approximately 400km on Monday 18th March, walking between Port Kembla and Canberra.

The walk will pass through Nowra, Ulladulla, Batemans Bay, Braidwood and nearby areas, delivering a message to Canberra from First Nations people across Australia in protest against Prime Minister Anthony Albanese’s decision to join the AUKUS military alliance and to build expensive, highly-enriched uranium powered submarines, potentially at Port Kembla. 

The ‘Peace Walkers Against AUKUS’ walk is being organised by Uncle Winiata Puru and Beyond Uranium Canberra, ASEN and IPAN NSW in memory of the late Uncle Kevin Buzzacott.

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Uncle Kevin was a renowned Arabunna Elder and peace activist, walking over 3000km between Lake Eyre and Sydney in the year 2000 to raise awareness of uranium mining on his Country. 

The walkers will carry a message from the national meeting of the Australian Nuclear Free Alliance and the Elders and the community there, to the Governor-General and politicians in Canberra.