Black Mist, White Rain

[Ian on Paradigm Shift 4ZZZ fm 102.1 Friday, 1 April 2016]

Four Indigenous women from South Australia and the Marshall Islands are touring four cities over four days to speak about how nuclear testing has impacted their lives, and why a treaty banning nuclear weapons is urgently needed.

Sue Coleman-Haseldine, Kokatha-Mula, and Abacca Anjain-Maddison, Republic of the Marshall Islands, spoke to over 150 governments at the Third Conference on the Humanitarian Impact of Nuclear Weapons in Vienna, December 2014. They are joining forces again to bring their personal stories to Adelaide, Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane.

Listen to Ian’s interview with Sue Coleman-Haseldine at … interview begins at 17.20


  1. What is the speaking tour Black Mist, White Rain about?
  2. How has your mob been affected by the tests at Maralinga, Emu Field and Montebello Island? Refer to McClelland Royal Commission into British Nuclear tests at Maralinga South Australia in 1953?
  3. Do you have support from any unions, community groups or political parties?
  4. Is the nuclear industry a threat to aboriginal sovereignty?
  5. What remedy are you seeking? Has there been any compensation paid? Who to?
  6. What is SA Premier Jay Weatherall saying about waste dumps and nuclear reactors in SA?
  7. What was the conference in Vienna that you attended all about? What was the aim of the conference?

Can a ban on nuclear weapons be achieved through the United Nations when nuclear armed countries have a right of veto over those who oppose nuclear bombs (not asked in this interview).

The Tour Schedule:
Monday April 4 in Adelaide
Tuesday April 5 in Melbourne
Wednesday April 6 in Sydney
Thursday April 7 in Brisbane
Metro Arts 109 Edward St, Brisbane at 6pm.
More detail is available at:

Please contact tour organiser Gem Romuld to arrange interviews with the speakers and/or representatives of the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons: gem / 0421 955 066.

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