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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

Sign up and ratify ASAP Australia! C’mon Aussie! Do your bit for humanity and planet Earth.
Stephen 2021-03-15 12:23:29 +1100
Keep uranium in the ground where it belongs!!
Kelly 2021-03-15 02:11:25 +1100
Sherry 2021-03-12 18:03:41 +1100
Janet 2021-03-11 11:01:19 +1100
Ali 2021-03-09 20:58:14 +1100
Richard 2021-03-09 20:22:56 +1100
Arnold 2021-03-08 20:35:06 +1100
Margaret 2021-03-08 11:49:11 +1100
Rachel 2021-03-08 10:59:25 +1100
Nuclear is not a viable option for Australia:
It creates a high risk multi-generational legacy of radioactive waste.
It can’t compete on either capital or operational cost basis with wind and solar
Its global average build time is 9.4 years compared with Solar & Wind at typically less than 3 years.
It is inflexible and incompatible with Australia’s urgent need for responsive and flexible distributed energy resources
It uses massive quantities of scarce water
In summary nuclear energy would create far more problems than it could solve.
Malcolm 2021-03-08 00:14:41 +1100
I add my voice to the call for a nuclear free future
Rachel Loveday 2021-03-04 07:45:38 +1100
Sabine 2021-03-03 22:29:31 +1100
Jo 2021-03-03 22:23:41 +1100
Hasan 2021-03-02 12:32:51 +1100
Chris 2021-03-01 16:36:02 +1100
Better to explore alternative clean and safe energy options – including reducing energy requirements in the first instance.
Mario 2021-03-01 13:41:14 +1100
Bruce 2021-02-28 00:53:51 +1100
I’ll support nuclear energy when we don’t need to bury the waste for thousands of years, and when an incident doesn’t require us to abandon the area for hundreds of years. Until then… no to nuclear
Glen 2021-02-27 20:23:47 +1100
Peter 2021-02-26 16:21:26 +1100
Christine 2021-02-26 09:41:28 +1100
Chantelle 2021-02-26 04:17:01 +1100
Rosemary 2021-02-25 14:57:20 +1100
Peter 2021-02-23 09:13:15 +1100
Bev 2021-02-23 06:31:18 +1100
Rosemary 2021-02-22 17:32:25 +1100
Robyn 2021-02-22 16:26:55 +1100
Gregory 2021-02-21 12:15:11 +1100
Josephine 2021-02-21 00:15:01 +1100
William 2021-02-20 23:05:00 +1100
Maree 2021-02-20 01:38:03 +1100