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To our elected representatives, we call on you to make Australia nuclear-free:

  • End uranium mining and exports, and clean up all old uranium mines
  • Say no to nuclear power – it is high-risk, high-cost and a dangerous distraction from real climate solutions, like clean energy from the sun and wind
  • Take a strong stand against nuclear weapons – this includes signing and ratifying the UN nuclear weapons ban treaty
  • Manage radioactive waste transparently and responsibly

From ancient rock formations to mountains swirled with ochre, this continent is a geological wonderland. Some of our minerals are even vibrant green – and radioactive. In fact, around a third of the world’s uranium reserves are found in Australia.

But we must leave the uranium in the ground to keep our communities and the nature we rely on safe. 

Mining these radioactive rocks pollutes our air, soil and water. It can damage the genetic and reproductive systems of plants, animals and people. 

All of Australia’s operating uranium mines have a history of leaks, spills and accidents – and none have ever been properly rehabilitated. To this day, radioactive waste percolates in the local drainage system of the now abandoned Mary Kathleen mine in Queensland.

Nuclear power is nothing but a dirty, dangerous distraction from real climate solutions like clean energy from the sun and wind. 

And there is no secure, long-term solution to cope with the millions of tonnes of radioactive waste from mining operations, or the more risky and longer-lived radioactive waste from nuclear power stations.

Yet for two decades now, successive governments have tried imposing uranium mines and radioactive waste dumps on unwilling remote communities. Right now, they're pushing to ship, store and bury national radioactive waste on Barngarla country in South Australia, even though SA and Barngarla Traditional Owners said no to being an international waste dump.

Decisions on handling radioactive waste last longer than this generation. Let's get it right and make Australia nuclear-free. 

Header image: Sea lions gather on the beach on the Eyre Peninsula. At the top of the Peninsula is Kimba, where the government is proposing to put a national radioactive waste site despite unanimous opposition from Barngarla Traditional Owners


Latest Supporters

Iphigenia 2023-11-29 17:14:51 +1100
Nuclear is an environmental disaster. All people want to do it seemes is replace the unsustainable power production of coal, with the unsustainable radio-active waste producing power production of nuclear. I truly do not understand this shift towards ‘pro-nuclear’. It pollutes the ground, the water, needs vast quantities of space and the reactors need to be placed next to major water sources and urban centers. Those complaining of ‘ugly’ clean wind power, have you seen how horrendous a nuclear power reactor looks? Belching it’s smoke right next to your favourite beach and home. We are in a climate crisis and looking to a band aid that is not long term sustainable or environmentally friendly. Austraia has uranium reserves that would line a few 1%ers pockets, is this the motivation for people? I have so little trust left in humanity, so my hope of a nuclear free future is low. I don’t want it and we’ll get what we deserve if we go down this path.
Kate 2023-11-26 19:05:27 +1100
Keith 2023-11-18 04:59:52 +1100
I want nuclear energy for Australia because it is the cheapest, cleanest and best
Kenneth 2023-11-03 15:43:11 +1100
I want Australia to be nuclear free. No nuclear subs at Port Kembla.
Andrew 2023-10-31 23:12:28 +1100
Victor 2023-10-31 20:17:52 +1100
Mia 2023-10-11 02:03:16 +1100
Our lucky county has not used nuclear energy for commercial or domestic power generation.
Let’s keep Australia clean. No nuclear for Australia.
Michae 2023-10-05 23:35:32 +1100
Maureen 2023-09-21 09:28:39 +1000
Francisco 2023-09-20 15:25:15 +1000
Johannes 2023-09-20 11:12:26 +1000
We are a pack of uneducated, feel good losers destroying our nations energy grid, our very economic viability ALL on the basis of the myth of climate change as presented. We need more than just nuclear, we need gas, hydrogen and hydro too. Just NOT Chinese slave produced solar panels wholly reliant on raping the earth for rare and finite minerals solely for profit.
Tony 2023-09-20 07:17:51 +1000
Miguel 2023-09-19 21:24:22 +1000
Raymond 2023-09-19 21:19:12 +1000
We don’t want all our beautiful areas and farm’s ruined with these * ugly useless wind farms, only have to see the examples overseas where nuclear power is working
Pamela 2023-09-19 20:54:01 +1000
Ashveer 2023-09-19 08:11:06 +1000
Issy 2023-09-13 10:43:57 +1000
Eliz 2023-08-28 00:40:58 +1000
Tamsin 2023-08-09 14:17:14 +1000
it moves towards securing a safer future for all countries
Liz 2023-08-06 17:38:20 +1000
I want Australia to not be supportive of the development and use of nuclear weapons or nuclear submarines. We should be investing in reducing war and violence of all forms, rather than prepare for it.
Cassandra 2023-08-06 17:36:34 +1000
Terrence 2023-08-05 14:19:33 +1000
Russell 2023-08-05 14:00:18 +1000
Wendy 2023-08-05 11:41:26 +1000
Elizabeth 2023-08-04 19:50:10 +1000
Chemain 2023-08-01 09:42:19 +1000
Alex 2023-07-24 13:10:11 +1000
Because I am an idiot who cannot see past the stupidity of sole reliance on renewables and fossil fuels.
Dumbarse 2023-07-23 15:51:58 +1000
There is no need for nuclear power in Australia. We live in an enormous country bathed in sunlight most of the year. We should be leading the world in renewable energy resources. Building giant solar farms out in the far west; built with Australian materials; staffed by FIFO workers; making enough clean energy for several states at a time. Imagine, the work this would create and jobs it would generate? Imagine, Australia leading the rest of the world in renewable energy? Imagine, the impact of lowering greenhouse emissions dramatically across the country? The cost saving? The reduction in fossil fuel energy?
These are a few of the reasons nuclear power should never be an option in Australia.
Kerrie 2023-07-05 11:33:18 +1000
Rachel 2023-06-28 23:43:20 +1000