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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

Jason 2020-10-15 12:54:12 +1100
Fabienne 2020-10-15 12:54:09 +1100
Kerrie 2020-10-15 12:53:43 +1100
Bernadette 2020-10-15 12:52:32 +1100
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Brian 2020-10-15 12:52:11 +1100
Adrian 2020-10-15 12:52:11 +1100
Chris 2020-10-15 12:52:03 +1100
NO nuclear anything – there are clearly excellent alternatives . . the earth is supports and sustains us all – she is not here to service greed, short sightedness, or your pockets. Our natural environment & trees etc are PRICE LESS – not to be sold for any price !!
Nikkoela 2020-10-15 12:52:00 +1100
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Leanne 2020-10-15 12:50:46 +1100
Judy 2020-10-15 12:50:17 +1100
There is no place for any part of thr nuclear cycle in the future— its too expensive— too dangerous— uses too much water -uses too much GHG- uses too much energy - prone to very dangerous accidents-no social licence—used to kill people—poisions land and water- Stop the cycle now
C 2020-10-15 12:49:52 +1100
Dale 2020-10-15 12:49:51 +1100
there’s already nuclear waste in Australia, we can’t have any more.
Daniel 2020-10-15 12:49:37 +1100
Katrina 2020-10-15 12:49:22 +1100
Australia is not a waste dumping ground for anything. People are more aware of how precious this beautiful country is. Stop the money grubbers and polluters.
Nardja 2020-10-15 12:49:16 +1100
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