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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

Patrick 2024-01-17 08:49:13 +1100
there are better ways
Karlene 2024-01-16 21:59:22 +1100
Adelina 2024-01-16 17:28:36 +1100
Leni 2024-01-11 10:43:43 +1100
I want Australia to be nuclear-free to preserve our ecology and health. Nuclear reactors produce long-lasting toxic radioactive pollution and waste. This causes more cancers among other health issues and risks, no matter how advanced the nuclear technology is. We should develop alternative energy sources including better use and accumulation of solar energy.
Sebastian 2024-01-06 17:13:56 +1100
Michael 2024-01-01 19:18:03 +1100
Ann 2024-01-01 19:15:24 +1100
Sustainable renewables are cheaper and have no toxic waste to deal with. Keep nuclear out of Australia and especially WA.
Rob 2024-01-01 16:25:59 +1100
Robert 2023-12-21 12:40:41 +1100
I Want Australia to be nuclear-free because I think we should stick to burning coal and Gas, they are the best options for us economically.
Bobby 2023-12-18 12:54:10 +1100
Maria 2023-12-16 18:08:39 +1100
Loki 2023-12-13 18:01:05 +1100
Natalie 2023-12-13 14:04:38 +1100
Karen 2023-12-11 15:56:26 +1100
I want Australia to be nuclear free because it is risky, there are no real safe solutions to nuclear waste, and it should not be forced on any community. Aboriginal communities should be listened to and respected when they say NO to nuclear waste. Nuclear is a distraction from developing real climate solutions like clean energy from sun and wind. Our uranium should not be sold offshore to be used for weapons – we need a strong stand against nuclear weapons internationally.
Judy 2023-12-10 23:11:05 +1100
Greg 2023-12-10 20:29:36 +1100
Janice 2023-12-10 14:59:07 +1100
Sam 2023-12-10 12:58:01 +1100
Nuclear power is nothing but a dirty, rotten, dangerous distraction from real climate solutions like clean energy from the sun and wind.
Maxwell 2023-12-10 08:36:47 +1100
Richard 2023-12-10 07:27:20 +1100
Lucinda 2023-12-10 07:05:51 +1100
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Laura 2023-12-09 14:52:29 +1100