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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

I dont believe we need nuclear power.
Warren 2023-01-04 19:50:35 +1100
Dennis 2023-01-04 18:43:22 +1100
This radioactive crap is extremely dangerous, with a half life of thousands of years, leave int in the ground.
Joseph 2023-01-04 17:44:50 +1100
The risks far out way the benefits. It is absurd and uneducated to suggest that such a dangerous resource could be useful or needed in any way. Of course we can live without nuclear power. It is not a necessity in any way for society and our world!
Gabrielle 2023-01-03 20:01:30 +1100
Cheaper energy to sustain manufacturing and mining
Danie 2022-12-27 16:02:03 +1100
No Nuclear Submarines for Australia
With draw from AUKUS
Non-Nuclear Armed Neutrality for Australia
No Nuclear Armed or Powered Warships allowed in any Australian Ports
BAN all Airforces to visit and/or be based in Australia that can carry or do carry Nuclear Weapons
Lois 2022-12-22 18:56:07 +1100
Why the fuck is Australia nuclear in the first place?
Nic 2022-12-20 21:56:35 +1100
Jai 2022-12-20 21:49:25 +1100
Nuclear power is dangerous, for people and the environment. Establishing new nuclear power plants is costly and what do we do with the waste?
Beryl 2022-12-18 09:45:16 +1100
Nuclear energy is expensive and unsafe. It is our responsibility to not add to the problem by exporting uranium.
Ashley 2022-12-08 23:44:16 +1100
I want Australia to be nuclear free because mining radioactive rocks pollutes our air, soil and water. It can damage the reproductive systems of plants, animals and people.
Dealing with the radioactive waste is a problem so it is best left in the ground so we can keep our communities and precious nature safe.
Helen 2022-12-08 11:05:44 +1100
Shirley 2022-12-07 19:49:53 +1100
There are safer and better ways to provide for our energy needs with renewable generation, along with reducing energy consumption through efficiency measures, without resorting to nuclear power.
Vivienne 2022-12-07 19:19:59 +1100
Louise 2022-12-07 16:18:58 +1100
Considering nuclear goes against the need to reduce greenhouse gas emissions because of the emissions created in the mining of uranium. We have plenty of solar power in Australia and don’t need nuclear and all the problems that go with it.
Angela 2022-12-07 15:42:56 +1100
Naomi 2022-12-06 16:50:13 +1100
Haniya 2022-11-28 09:15:43 +1100
Let’s respect the lands of our First Nations people and leave uranium in the ground.
Maureen 2022-11-27 10:00:19 +1100
Leave uranium on the ground to keep our wildlife safe! No creature should suffer because of mining. Conserve their homes please!
Dar 2022-11-25 12:38:38 +1100
Please stop mining and permanently eradicating our precious ecosystems and species
Tess 2022-11-24 16:05:08 +1100
Keri 2022-11-24 11:14:22 +1100
Edmond Francis 2022-11-21 23:58:41 +1100
Keshia 2022-11-09 20:52:26 +1100
Layla 2022-11-08 21:58:28 +1100
Belinda 2022-11-08 18:04:32 +1100
Zoia 2022-11-05 09:34:13 +1100
If we don’t mine it, we don’t use it or sell it.
If we don’t use it then we don’t have to worry about safe storage of waste. If we don’t have waste, it can’t be stolen. If it can’t be stolen, it can’t be used for nuclear weapons …
No Uranium Mining In Australia, nor anywhere else for that matter.
Marion 2022-11-01 22:49:58 +1100
I Want WA to be nuclear free and 1080 free.
Victoria 2022-11-01 15:38:49 +1100
I don’t want nuclear power plants or submarines or nuclear waste in Australia because it in unsafe and we will just have a nuclear wasteland and we have wind and solar renewable energy that is better for humanity in the long run and the people of our nation
Ingrid 2022-11-01 12:17:29 +1100
Fiona 2022-10-31 20:43:11 +1100