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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

GOD-willing, our beloved planet and the living beings therein shall be fully protected from the ravages of over-pollution, hazardous chemicals, and corporate greed.
Bassam 2024-02-26 18:21:56 +1100
Nuclear is dangerous and unclean
In its mining & use. And radiation
Waste produced is not safe & I don’t want Australia to be a dumping ground for nuclear waste.
Catherine 2024-02-24 20:03:26 +1100
Fran 2024-02-23 23:02:03 +1100
It’s reliable clean and sustainable and is the only energy for long term power
Ian 2024-02-23 18:55:48 +1100
Angela 2024-02-23 09:34:42 +1100
Franky 2024-02-12 18:45:50 +1100
Maisha 2024-02-07 19:59:55 +1100
Annika 2024-02-06 23:59:51 +1100
Kath 2024-01-30 14:49:24 +1100
Uranium is too dangerous. Leave it in the ground. Storage of waste products is massively problematic
hilary 2024-01-26 19:32:09 +1100
Mafalda 2024-01-26 17:17:03 +1100
Duarte 2024-01-26 17:15:24 +1100
Australia needs to negotiate with neighbours in the region not threaten them. Australia needs the resources for education ad health not armament
Maria 2024-01-18 00:02:04 +1100
Sue 2024-01-17 18:24:35 +1100
The consequences of a disaster are not worth the benefits of nuclear energy. We have plenty of renewable options. The government should support those.
Pam 2024-01-17 17:06:36 +1100
I want a future for our children and our planet….no nuclear!!!
Nerida 2024-01-17 16:25:18 +1100
Michelle 2024-01-17 14:00:14 +1100
Australia made the decision not to go with nuclear technology to power our homes and businesses decades ago. We do not have a trained and experienced work force or a willingness to store nuclear waste as no one wants it in their back yard. We need to get on with doing what we know we do well. Wind, solar and hydro!
Jennifer 2024-01-17 13:56:11 +1100
Nuclear power is far too expensive and has led to electricity price rises in countries that have it – Switzerland for example is exporting its cheap hydropower and makes domestic users pay for the expensive nuclear energy. Easy to see the same happening here with cheap solar and batteries – and that’s not even mentioning the risks and costs of storing the spent fuel, or the devastation from uranium mining!
Ingrid 2024-01-17 13:44:58 +1100
The world can do without it & the cost is too great. 3 mile Island, Chernobyl, Fukushima are enough examples, we don’t need more!
L 2024-01-17 12:40:10 +1100
Elizabeth 2024-01-17 12:03:12 +1100
Addisyn 2024-01-17 11:46:48 +1100
Lynn 2024-01-17 11:32:23 +1100
I want Australia to be nuclear free because the radioactive waste will hang around for up to 24,000 years.
Also will cost the taxpayer more then using green alternatives.
Cost approx 43 billion to build and takes 6 to 8 years to build a nuclear power station.
We already have cheaper and faster alternatives in green energy.
Marie 2024-01-17 11:06:56 +1100
Sinead 2024-01-17 10:52:37 +1100
Julia 2024-01-17 10:42:41 +1100
Donna 2024-01-17 10:33:37 +1100
Glynn 2024-01-17 09:38:45 +1100
Jennifer 2024-01-17 09:21:19 +1100
Nuclear power is too expensive, would take too long to implement in the climate crisis we have now and is too dangerous. Why go nuclear when we have excellent alternatives like Wind and Solar in Australia?
Gillian 2024-01-17 08:55:51 +1100