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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

Beris 2020-10-15 13:13:10 +1100
Australia does not need a Nuclear option as if we had one we would be susceptible to all manner of threats, both physical and via electronic espionage.
Alan 2020-10-15 13:12:31 +1100
We don’t NEED nuclear power, so why take the risk of transporting and storing these very dangerous materials at serious hazard to all the communities involved?
Margaret 2020-10-15 13:12:20 +1100
Please let us be nuclear free.
Leslie 2020-10-15 13:12:04 +1100
Joanne 2020-10-15 13:11:53 +1100
Sally 2020-10-15 13:11:51 +1100
Pat 2020-10-15 13:11:32 +1100
Laura 2020-10-15 13:10:46 +1100
Bernadette 2020-10-15 13:10:44 +1100
Agnes 2020-10-15 13:09:26 +1100
Barbara 2020-10-15 13:09:12 +1100
Rachel 2020-10-15 13:09:11 +1100
Jessica 2020-10-15 13:08:37 +1100
Patsy 2020-10-15 13:08:31 +1100
Paul 2020-10-15 13:08:08 +1100
Peter 2020-10-15 13:07:57 +1100
Kathie 2020-10-15 13:07:17 +1100
Nuclear power is well past its use by date! Solar and wind power are clean and much less expensive!
Gordon 2020-10-15 13:07:12 +1100
Sue 2020-10-15 13:06:49 +1100
How stupid to consider Nuclear hasn’t there been enough accidents around the World anything that can destroy the environment the land rivers or oceans should never be an option, I read an article about deaths in a family as a result of radio active substance being buried in Sydney. There is no safe storage.
Cheryl 2020-10-15 13:06:16 +1100
please do not pollute Australia with nuclear waste
Jan 2020-10-15 13:06:05 +1100
A nuclear free country is my hope for our future.
Delma 2020-10-15 13:05:22 +1100
Terence 2020-10-15 13:04:55 +1100
Kerren 2020-10-15 13:04:15 +1100
Leave this dangerous fuel source where it belongs …. in the ground where it occurs naturally.
The risks far outweighs any perceived benefits.
Dawn 2020-10-15 13:04:08 +1100
Brony 2020-10-15 13:03:52 +1100
This is not clean energy and is a threat to all life On this planet. I don’t consent to this type of nuclear any where in Australia
Allan 2020-10-15 13:03:37 +1100
We do not need nuclear energy. Renewables can provide all we need – just challenge engineers to get on with changing from the worn out old polluting system of energy generation and distribution to the far cheaper, cleaner and safe renewable energy system.
Prof David A 2020-10-15 13:03:15 +1100
Philip 2020-10-15 13:03:13 +1100
Nuclear is poison!! Why burden ourselves and future generations with toxic waste when there are sustainable alternatives?
Suzanne 2020-10-15 13:02:52 +1100