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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

Geraldine 2020-10-15 13:22:45 +1100
Robyn 2020-10-15 13:22:01 +1100
Mary-Ann 2020-10-15 13:21:34 +1100
Peter J 2020-10-15 13:21:28 +1100
Steve 2020-10-15 13:21:24 +1100
Peter 2020-10-15 13:21:18 +1100
Dana 2020-10-15 13:20:14 +1100
Please be wise, and stay away from the nuclear energy, the nukes, the uncontrollable waste, the ecological risks and major health concerns related to it.
Yours sincerely,
Damien Mandin
Damien 2020-10-15 13:19:11 +1100
This campaign has been going on for years. I live in Prospect SA where our council declared us a nuclear-free zone in the seventies. Let’s just get it done! But it will take a change of government., and with a bit of luck, a Labor party with some gumption.
Gai 2020-10-15 13:19:00 +1100
Steph 2020-10-15 13:18:31 +1100
No Nukes! Remember Three Mile Island, Chernobyl, Fukushima…?
Marc 2020-10-15 13:18:26 +1100
Great idea !!
Christine 2020-10-15 13:17:06 +1100
Apart from nuclear medicine, please keep Australia nuclear free. You have no right to foist this upon us, when you know that the majority do not want it, we have not voted for it. Enough damage has been done to the environment, we do not need any more damage of another kind.
Marion 2020-10-15 13:16:46 +1100
Jane 2020-10-15 13:16:37 +1100
Lynette 2020-10-15 13:16:32 +1100
Liz 2020-10-15 13:15:52 +1100
Alan 2020-10-15 13:15:48 +1100
Fridelle 2020-10-15 13:15:27 +1100
Please think about the futures that follow ours
Kind regards.
Johannes 2020-10-15 13:15:13 +1100
There are too many uncertainties or unintended accidents that can occur by using nuclear power. Please let’s just use renewable power.
Jane 2020-10-15 13:15:00 +1100
Patricia 2020-10-15 13:14:19 +1100
Colleen 2020-10-15 13:13:28 +1100
Margaret 2020-10-15 13:13:19 +1100
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