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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

Lisa 2022-01-18 19:52:23 +1100
No nukes!
mick 2022-01-18 16:57:39 +1100
Bakchos 2022-01-18 16:30:54 +1100
The planet needs a power solution that doesn’t leave hazardous waste
McWhinney 2022-01-13 09:51:37 +1100
Angel 2022-01-12 20:38:24 +1100
There’s enough radiation coming through the hole in the ozone layer. There’s plenty of sun – use it!
Aimee 2022-01-12 14:49:37 +1100
Franz 2022-01-11 16:31:57 +1100
destructive
jack 2022-01-07 20:37:23 +1100
Yibin 2021-12-30 21:53:58 +1100
Destruction is the antithesis of creation. War and violence barring the rarest of times only breeds pain and greed. We must put our energy into creating good and motivating people to care.
Isadore 2021-12-28 21:51:25 +1100
What don’t governments get about nuclear waste and radioactive weapons? Criminally implicated in the contamination and degradation of our planet home
Jeanette 2021-12-27 08:29:46 +1100
Please protect our environment, now and always, No Nuclear mining, NO Nuclear power, Stop Now, this unconscionable Commonwealth arrangement.
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Nulgain!, means Wake Up! Who are the fools in government making decisions to murder humans wellbeing? Where are our human rights to mention, we do not approve of government deciding our future Nuclear STOP Now!!!!
AnnMaree 2021-12-19 09:02:48 +1100
wendy 2021-11-30 20:09:09 +1100
There is still no safe storage of nuclear waste. Until the present global nuclear waste fiasco is sorted out we cannot add to the problem!
Dirk 2021-11-22 13:46:57 +1100
Melody 2021-11-17 16:55:14 +1100
Be gentle to our planet.
Blowfield 2021-11-16 17:07:23 +1100
Use our coal instead and it is hypocritical to sell our coal to other countries but deprive us of its use by going nuclear.
Barbara 2021-10-21 00:16:47 +1100
Kevin 2021-10-17 10:56:47 +1100
Mark 2021-10-12 02:57:36 +1100
Stop these reactors, we’re killing the people!
Benjamin 2021-10-09 04:55:08 +1100
Akasha Jade 2021-09-26 15:23:07 +1000
Kelly 2021-09-22 08:03:40 +1000
Joannie 2021-09-20 09:33:46 +1000
Sam 2021-09-19 12:24:12 +1000
i have serious about nuclear energy and direction it leads us. We need to explore other avenues particularly against nuclear weapons and nuclear submarines for Australia.
Judy 2021-09-19 11:18:40 +1000
Scott Morrison back stabbing France is so un Australian and totally does not represent who we are as Australians. Scott Morrison cannot be trusted NOT Australian. He doesn’t even have a basic understanding of how contract works it seems, let alone running the country. He and Liberal WILL BE fully responsible to make Australia a ‘DIRTY’ place. STOP NUCLEAR. WE WANT A CLEAN AUSTRALIA FOR OUR FUTURE GENERATIONS. STOP SCOTT MORRISON!!!!
Poh 2021-09-19 10:24:57 +1000
Vasco 2021-09-19 09:00:10 +1000
SCREW THE LIBERAL GOVERNMENT THEY ARE FRAUDSTERS, THEY HIDE EVERYTHING THEY DO IN THE SHADOWS. THEY CANT BE TRUSTED.
Jez 2021-09-18 15:24:14 +1000
No to Nuclear Submarines!
Denise 2021-09-18 12:41:02 +1000
Melissa 2021-09-17 16:22:28 +1000