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2023 Peace Walk

Nuclear Free West Australia Peace Walk – 2023

October 29, 2023 @ 8:30 am 4:30 pm

Location Start – BAE Systems Henderson 42 Quill Way Henderson

We’re walking for Peace and a Nuclear Free Cockburn Sound, Derbal Nara, the land and waters are un-ceded lands of Nyoongar nations.

Under the AUKUS pact between Australia, the UK and US, we’re seeing increased visits of nuclear submarines to HMAS Stirling naval base at Garden Island. Meeandip. As of 2027, 4 US and 1 UK nuclear powered subs will be on rotation here. Derbal Nara (Cockburn Sound) is also to be the home port for Australia’s 3-5 nuclear powered subs to be purchased from the US in the 2030’s.

This places our communities, marine life and environment at increasing risk of a naval  nuclear reactor incident. It also makes us a target in the event of hostilities breaking out.

West Australia has a long and proud history of campaigning for peace against nuclear war-ships and war. Bring your flags and your family, pack some snacks and join us for a peace walk along the beautiful Derbal Nara coast line. We need to unite and stop nuclear submarines here and anywhere in this country.

Get your feet out on the street and grow this movement! We love this area, and this action is the antidote to despair and to raise awareness of what is happening.

Join us as we walk from the WA base of one of the world’s largest weapons corporations and builder of nuclear submarines, BAE Systems  to HMAS Stirling, Garden Island along the beautiful coast to oppose the increase of weapons industries in Cockburn Sound and call for No AUKUS | No nuke subs. 

Schedule: (we generally walk between 4-5km per hour, and stop for a break every hour – you can join us at any of the three meeting points)

  •  8.30 am – meet at BAE Australia, Henderson WA  Welcome to Country, talks & moment of silence
  • 9.am walk starts at 9.00 am
  • 10.15 am Break – 5 kms
  • 10.30 am Walk
  • 11.30 am Break – 10 kms
  • 11.45 am Walk
  • 12.45 pm Break – 15 kms Lunch at Wells Park – Speakers / More walkers gather / Toilets
  • 2.00 pm Walk
  • 3.00 pm Break – 20 kms
  • 3.30 pm Walk
  • 4.30 pm Finish – 25 km Finish at HMAS Stirling gates. Speakers, Closing Circle

Location Start – BAE Systems Henderson

42 Quill Way
Henderson, Western Australia 6166 Australia
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