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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

tracey 2023-05-02 05:31:02 +1000
Tania 2023-05-02 04:49:20 +1000
I want Australia to be nuclear free .
Michelle 2023-05-01 17:50:00 +1000
Jodie 2023-05-01 16:37:21 +1000
Chester 2023-05-01 07:50:53 +1000
Denise 2023-05-01 07:13:36 +1000
Barbara 2023-04-30 22:39:00 +1000
I want Australia to be Nuclear Free because I would like the planet to survive.
Lorraine 2023-04-27 16:42:46 +1000
Radioactive waste does not belong on this planet.
Michele 2023-04-26 16:41:53 +1000
Sylvia 2023-04-26 15:04:17 +1000
Elizabeth 2023-04-25 11:45:35 +1000
steve 2023-04-21 22:41:50 +1000
This is a massive health issue for us all, ridiculous to even contemplate, too much damage has already been done. Leave it in the ground, where it lives, so that we all remain safe from its toxins.
Zita 2023-04-21 15:45:48 +1000
I don’t want to inflict nuclear wastes on my children and grandchildren for 300,000 years. Keep uranium in the ground.
Ray 2023-04-20 22:23:20 +1000
Janet 2023-04-20 19:26:13 +1000
Sha 2023-04-20 17:22:49 +1000
Ekanaike 2023-04-20 16:21:28 +1000
I would like to hear the Federal Government’s plans regarding where they intend to store high level radioactive waste from the proposed nuclear powered submarines.
Adam 2023-04-18 01:32:21 +1000
I want to see a safer world for life on earth
Paul 2023-04-17 00:21:15 +1000
Nuclear power costs the earth
Tristram 2023-04-14 22:36:36 +1000
it’s irresponsible and immoral, and a danger to all, including future generations.
Melville 2023-04-13 22:03:20 +1000
I want Australia to be nuclear -free because it places pressure on Aboriginal communities with mining uranium and waste disposal which pollutes their water and land and impacts their cultural practices. Nuclear facilities have the potential to be targets by unfriendly nations or accidents are possible causing catastrophic environmental and health problems. The potential for further development of nuclear weapons is an ever growing risk. Australia should make a stance and honour its former commitment to be nuclear – free.
Sonia 2023-04-10 17:02:04 +1000
Keep Australia nuclear-free and ensure our children and grandchildren and their children and grandchildren will enjoy life in a safe, healthy, sustainable and livable environment.
No nuclear weapons or deadly, toxic nuclear waste in Australia.
Peace not war.
Power to the people and peace to the world.
Barbara 2023-04-10 17:01:52 +1000
Lucian 2023-04-09 06:51:40 +1000
It’s high-risk, high-cost and not in Australia’s green climate action policy!!
Helen 2023-04-06 13:32:27 +1000
Susan 2023-04-06 11:33:38 +1000
Tracey 2023-04-06 10:56:45 +1000
Penny 2023-04-05 23:48:24 +1000
Sara 2023-04-05 23:24:55 +1000
Eileen 2023-04-05 20:03:06 +1000