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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

David 2022-08-16 00:21:02 +1000
Yvonne 2022-08-15 10:54:30 +1000
Bonnie 2022-08-13 23:44:42 +1000
Ciaran 2022-08-13 20:17:29 +1000
All things nuclear = Death + word-wide extinction of everything that lives.
There is NOTHING to debate here !!!
Greg 2022-08-12 12:26:49 +1000
Hugh 2022-08-12 08:38:01 +1000
Jo 2022-08-10 16:11:00 +1000
Rob 2022-08-09 09:41:06 +1000
nick 2022-08-07 11:15:42 +1000
Samantha 2022-08-05 18:41:13 +1000
Steph 2022-08-05 08:39:19 +1000
Del 2022-08-03 13:23:39 +1000
Nuclear weapons could end Human Civilisation as we know it
Tylor 2022-08-02 14:38:35 +1000
Grace 2022-08-02 10:52:19 +1000
Annette 2022-07-29 16:13:08 +1000
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Keren 2022-07-26 20:11:32 +1000
Sue 2022-07-26 18:33:01 +1000
Mia 2022-07-14 19:09:39 +1000
judith 2022-06-28 13:25:18 +1000
Marissa 2022-03-27 20:10:51 +1100
Eliya 2022-03-13 10:53:14 +1100
Carlos 2022-03-10 20:15:07 +1100
With the land available in Australia, only wind and solar make sense. I can understand that this may not work for other nations, but we are in a different boat here. I do not want nuclear power and it’s possible disasters anywhere near our nation.
Noni 2022-03-10 11:40:16 +1100
Jennifer 2022-03-06 09:17:57 +1100
Amelie 2022-03-01 21:34:10 +1100