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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

Melissa 2021-09-17 16:22:28 +1000
I hate nuclear power and don’t want it in Australia
Mark 2021-09-17 07:32:52 +1000
Sophie 2021-09-16 19:34:07 +1000
Joseph 2021-09-16 09:54:57 +1000
Never give up
Patricia 2021-09-09 01:26:32 +1000
We need to heed lessons from the past.
Andrew 2021-08-18 11:10:12 +1000
Murad 2021-08-14 08:25:13 +1000
If you dont stop nuclear testing, we will stop you in your tracks.
Ben 2021-08-09 20:31:39 +1000
Zoia 2021-08-07 17:21:31 +1000
Dan 2021-08-04 16:35:27 +1000
brian 2021-07-10 09:12:55 +1000
Isabella 2021-06-26 10:27:57 +1000
Thomas 2021-06-23 08:54:43 +1000
Phillip 2021-06-20 19:05:32 +1000
Jeanne 2021-06-11 21:42:02 +1000
Radioactive waste needs to be managed responsibly. End all uranium mining and exports and a big no to nuclear power due to the danger levels, now and as we head into more serious climatic changes.
Jula 2021-05-29 16:26:39 +1000
Shona 2021-05-21 21:26:02 +1000
james 2021-04-26 16:57:01 +1000
Vanessa 2021-04-25 16:29:56 +1000
Lucy 2021-04-21 22:15:21 +1000
Nuclear power, and nuclear weapons, create more problems than they solve!
Mary 2021-04-20 09:20:15 +1000
Too dangerous, too expensive, too costly = not good idea!
Felicity 2021-04-19 13:22:20 +1000
Scarlet 2021-04-18 19:25:11 +1000
Please stop uranium mining, and exports. It’s just too risky! Radioactive waste and human nature is beyond our control. Ratify the UN Nuclear weapons ban NOW if you value life.
Emily 2021-04-17 09:38:02 +1000
Jennifer 2021-04-13 23:39:37 +1000
STOP THIS MADNESS!!!
Mirek 2021-04-13 14:58:07 +1000
Jennifer 2021-04-10 13:34:20 +1000
Karen 2021-04-09 12:57:53 +1000
Paul 2021-04-08 22:31:36 +1000
Roger 2021-04-06 16:11:37 +1000