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
Once mines have made their money the community has to live with what they have ruined. They may say there is no risk or they will restore the environment afterwards. These are misrepresentations. Even lies. The environment is the future and cannot be “restored”. It is more important than profit and must be protected
I want Australia to be nuclear free because it is via the nuclear indutry that humanity has developed a very dangerous threat to our living planet
Costly Enviromentally Harmful – and Not Renewable.
For the future of the next generations to have a future economically
I want nuclear clean energy
I want nuclear power to never be used in Australia. It is far too dangerous, expensive and creates deadly radioactive wastes which can’t safely be disposed of. It is also linked to nuclear weapons.
I want Australia nuclear free because, I don’t want one disastrous climate crisis ridden future for my kids, replaced by an equally disastrous radioactive future. There are alternative solutions ready now. The future is renewable!
Unethical and Enviromentally Destructive .
I dont believe we need nuclear power.
I WANT AUSTRALIA TO BE NUCLEAR FREE SO THAT OUR CHILDREN AND THEIR CHILDREN HAVE A FUTURE !!!!
This radioactive crap is extremely dangerous, with a half life of thousands of years, leave int in the ground.
The risks far out way the benefits. It is absurd and uneducated to suggest that such a dangerous resource could be useful or needed in any way. Of course we can live without nuclear power. It is not a necessity in any way for society and our world!
Cheaper energy to sustain manufacturing and mining
No Nuclear Submarines for Australia
With draw from AUKUS
Non-Nuclear Armed Neutrality for Australia
No Nuclear Armed or Powered Warships allowed in any Australian Ports
BAN all Airforces to visit and/or be based in Australia that can carry or do carry Nuclear Weapons
A NUCLEAR FREE AUSTRALIA SAVES LIVES
Why the fuck is Australia nuclear in the first place?
Nuclear power is dangerous, for people and the environment. Establishing new nuclear power plants is costly and what do we do with the waste?
Nuclear energy is expensive and unsafe. It is our responsibility to not add to the problem by exporting uranium.
I want Australia to be nuclear free because mining radioactive rocks pollutes our air, soil and water. It can damage the reproductive systems of plants, animals and people.
Dealing with the radioactive waste is a problem so it is best left in the ground so we can keep our communities and precious nature safe.
I want Australia to be nuclear-free because nuclear power poses significant community, environmental, health and economic risks that are simply too great. It is not a renewable energy source. It is something Australia doesn’t need!!
There are safer and better ways to provide for our energy needs with renewable generation, along with reducing energy consumption through efficiency measures, without resorting to nuclear power.