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Australia must remain a nuclear-free country.

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

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 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.

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.

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

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
Kathryn 2023-04-05 18:20:28 +1000
No nuclear future for Australia, keep nuclear power and warfare out of the country please as it’s not healthy
Wilma 2023-04-05 18:19:45 +1000
Fiona 2023-04-05 17:20:07 +1000
Nathan 2023-03-29 17:22:22 +1100
Willow 2023-03-27 17:49:55 +1100
I spent my best years in the Snowy Mountain National Park .traveled all states except WA.
Nuclear only caused destruction , and is false economy.
Audrey 2023-03-25 23:35:44 +1100