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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

Maree 2020-10-15 13:42:12 +1100
Kevin 2020-10-15 13:42:09 +1100
Peter 2020-10-15 13:41:56 +1100
Owen 2020-10-15 13:41:31 +1100
Creating highly toxic radioactive waste that has to be safely stored for thousands of years is the most foolish thing mankind has ever done. What a dreadful legacy to foist onto future generations. We must be more sensible or we’ll end up poisoning the whole planet and wiping ourselves out.
Donella 2020-10-15 13:41:21 +1100
Simone 2020-10-15 13:39:49 +1100
Martine 2020-10-15 13:39:20 +1100
Stan 2020-10-15 13:39:17 +1100
(Dr) Thomas 2020-10-15 13:39:10 +1100
No nukes—ever!
(Dr) John 2020-10-15 13:38:23 +1100
Nessy 2020-10-15 13:38:16 +1100
Patrick 2020-10-15 13:37:52 +1100
Ron 2020-10-15 13:36:45 +1100
Christine 2020-10-15 13:36:37 +1100
We the community have been saying no to nuclear power and coal powered stations for decades and we continue to say no as does every generation following us and indeed the planet itself. NO TO NUCLEAR POWER STATIONS
margaret 2020-10-15 13:36:27 +1100
Michael and Susan 2020-10-15 13:35:41 +1100
We don’t need uranium mining, export or power. There are other safer options. Leave uranium in the ground.
Catherine 2020-10-15 13:35:38 +1100
Radioactivity is produced at every stage of the nuclear cycle.
Nuclear war is completely insane. Disarm now.
Gary 2020-10-15 13:35:17 +1100
Wendy 2020-10-15 13:35:13 +1100
Sharon 2020-10-15 13:34:40 +1100
We’re going to need healthy land. Stop killing it with nuclear waste
Jenny 2020-10-15 13:34:37 +1100
John 2020-10-15 13:34:28 +1100
Brett 2020-10-15 13:34:24 +1100
Yvonne 2020-10-15 13:34:16 +1100
Until nuclear fusion is a safe and viable option then no more uranium mining and no more fission reactors.
Blaise 2020-10-15 13:33:59 +1100
Ray 2020-10-15 13:33:56 +1100
Joy 2020-10-15 13:33:43 +1100
David 2020-10-15 13:33:37 +1100
Martin 2020-10-15 13:33:27 +1100
My grandchildren will respect us for calling for a nuclear clear Australia
William 2020-10-15 13:33:10 +1100