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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

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
We need to be safe, secure and planning for the future generations not having a nuclear catastrophe hanging like a millstone over our heads
Adrian 2022-10-31 13:28:12 +1100
Nuclear power is nothing but a dirty, dangerous distraction from real climate solutions like clean energy from the sun and wind. We have alternative solutions that are less destructive and require less clean-up and waste management, and have less risk associated with them if they go wrong, are damaged or attacked.
Don’t let short term profits for corporations leave a dangerous legacy for everyone else.
Please make Australia nuclear-free. Thank you
Garry 2022-10-31 09:05:30 +1100
Australia must remain nuclear free. We must stop mining and exporting uranium. nuc power is expensive and can create dire and irreparable damage to the planet when things go wrong.
Beryl 2022-10-30 22:42:39 +1100
I want Australia to be nuclear free because I believe in respecting our earth, use of clean energy and protecting future generations .
Deidre 2022-10-30 18:09:15 +1100
We don’t need nuclear as we have so much wind and sun to access. We are the lucky country if we work smarter not fossil fuel yesteryear dumber
Dave 2022-10-30 15:49:16 +1100
Nell 2022-10-30 13:38:52 +1100
We need to invest in clean renewable energy. It’s time to stop all environmental destruction and build a clean sustainable future.
Felicity 2022-10-30 05:10:22 +1100
Ant 2022-10-30 00:55:16 +1100
I want Australia to be nuclear free because that ship has sailed. Look to the future for green energy solutions that are better for our planet and creating a sustainable future.
Sharna 2022-10-29 23:46:38 +1100
I 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.
helene 2022-10-29 22:08:30 +1100
Ian 2022-10-29 18:09:48 +1100
Linda 2022-10-29 16:37:12 +1100
We have seen how risky it is from the past. As well the problem with the waste is still not solved. No not here. We have wind and sun as no other country.
Emanuel 2022-10-29 14:45:00 +1100
Uranium needs absolutely to stay in the ground rocks, where it has always been; mining of this product results in long term environmental destruction/contamination, and there is ever the potential for the mined product to fall into the hands of terrorists and toxic terrorist regimes, which have the potential, at best, to blackmail their perceived adversaries, and, at worst, to use the product in its most destruction form as weapons of mass destruction. Even the “peaceful” use is hazardous, as the disasters at Chernobyl and Fukushima, (and others), have shown, and now, currently we have the plant at Zaporizhzha under threat and blackmail from the occupying brutal Russian forces. Absolutely leave the blithering highly dangerous product in the ground.
David Anthony 2022-10-29 13:34:25 +1100
Victor 2022-10-29 07:28:09 +1100
Cara 2022-10-20 18:32:38 +1100
Nuclear power is never a safe option. Renewables for the future
Rae 2022-10-15 13:48:44 +1100