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Australia must remain a nuclear-free country.

Nuclear energy and arms are not compatible with a clean future.

The Coalition's nuclear energy plan is light on detail but heavy with danger. It's a costly distraction from effective climate action that risks delaying – and even derailing – the sensible, considered and speedy transition to renewables that is already well underway and essential to protect the environment and safeguard our future.

To our 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.

The exaggerated claims being made by the latest round of nuclear promoters do not alter the evidence which clearly shows nuclear is the worst option for Australia. Promoting nuclear today will keep coal and gas burning for decades to come!

There are many reasons nuclear energy is not a viable alternative for Australia’s energy future:

  • It takes too long – on average, it takes about nine years to build a nuclear power station and another 10 years for planning and licensing. Effectively that means two decades between first idea and first power. These are the critical decades to immediately reduce our reliance on fossil fuels.
  • It’s dirty and dangerous – Nuclear power stations pose significant community, environment and health risks. Apart from the radioactive waste they generate, nuclear power stations run on uranium which, like coal and gas, is not a renewable resource.
  • It’s far more expensive than renewable options – Modelling shows developing nuclear infrastructure is 5-10 times more expensive than solar and wind. And even if the technology was in place, it would also cost more to produce.
  • It needs a lot of water – Nuclear reactors use tonnes of water per second to cool the reactors to produce electricity. This is unlike wind and solar which require little or no ongoing water use.
  • We have no proven options for managing long-term radioactive waste – All reactors create waste, and this is a growing and unresolved global management issue. For decades successive governments have tried to impose low and intermediate level waste dumps and stores, predominantly on First Nations lands, across multiple sites in Australia.

We must leave the uranium in the ground to keep our communities and the nature we rely on safe.

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

It will take decades if it happens at all. And what about the pollution, where and how will it be disposed of.? Mutton Flops has no idea….The End.
Peter 2024-06-12 17:24:12 +1000
There are greener ways
Vanessa 2024-06-12 17:19:41 +1000
Leonie 2024-06-12 17:15:42 +1000
Why would you? Green energy is the best way forward
Jean 2024-06-12 17:13:35 +1000
Bonnie 2024-06-12 17:13:02 +1000
Dianne 2024-06-12 17:12:24 +1000
Marian 2024-06-12 17:12:23 +1000
Nuclear power is dirty and dangerous and will pollute our water ways and if something goes wrong it will be the next Chernobyl
Karlie 2024-06-12 17:04:39 +1000
Dova 2024-06-12 17:02:21 +1000
Cheryl 2024-06-12 17:01:08 +1000
I want a safe future for my grandchildren and their grandchildren… Nuclear power stations are not reliable or safe. Look at the history of what happened when they fail! Death and suffering.
Kaye 2024-06-12 16:40:31 +1000
Jan 2024-06-12 16:30:44 +1000
Julie 2024-06-12 16:26:56 +1000
Russell 2024-06-12 16:22:15 +1000
Liz 2024-06-12 16:21:40 +1000
We do not know what to do with the highly toxic waste. Replacing one environmental problem with another.
Plus massive expense!
People need to reduce th
Patricia 2024-06-12 16:14:30 +1000
I want Australia free of nuclear energy ,because we should learn from others mistakes
Cynthia 2024-06-12 16:12:58 +1000
Sue 2024-06-12 16:12:47 +1000
Moira 2024-06-12 16:12:21 +1000
I want a nuclear free country for our future generations…. the cost of nuclear is to high to put our people, flora, fauna and financially it’s not any cheaper
Kirsten 2024-06-12 15:59:41 +1000
I want Australia to be nuclear free because we have abundant wind and solar which are cleaner
Rita 2024-06-12 15:57:06 +1000
Step 2024-06-12 15:51:17 +1000
Joshua 2024-06-12 15:50:36 +1000
I want all Australia to be nuclear free because nuclear energy is unsafe, dirty and expensive. If nuclear goes wrong, it goes very wrong.
Phil 2024-06-12 15:50:30 +1000
“One day in a nuclear age
They may understand our rage
They build machines that they can’t control
And bury the waste in a great big hole
Power was to become cheap and clean
Grimey faces were never seen
Deadly for 12, 000 years
Is carbon 14” – Sting We Work the Black Seam
Rob 2024-06-12 15:48:34 +1000
I want Australia to be nuclear free because a) there is no secure place to deal with nuclear waste;
b) nuclear is not risk free
,c) the cost of building nuclear sites is astronomical and does not equate with cheaper fuel
d) Australia has very little experience in nuclear production
e) the current proposal by Dutton is ill conceived and political, it has no real basis in reality.
Joan 2024-06-12 15:45:22 +1000
Australia doesn’t need expensive risky nuclear energy. It needs proper investment in renewables.
Braden 2024-06-12 15:44:05 +1000
Linda 2024-06-12 15:41:33 +1000
I want Australian to be nuclear free as it’s too dangerous.
Johnson 2024-06-12 15:41:08 +1000
Noah 2024-06-12 15:40:47 +1000