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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

There are other non-risk sources of energy!
Robyn 2021-01-11 16:14:29 +1100
Hilary 2021-01-05 15:39:03 +1100
Hilary 2020-12-31 12:17:06 +1100
Pat 2020-12-30 04:24:10 +1100
Molly 2020-12-22 08:57:46 +1100
Helgaleena 2020-11-28 14:10:13 +1100
Nuclear anything is a poisonous, uneconomic and culturally horrible option! Lets move rapidly to clean new technologies that don’t pollute, provide clean green jobs and guarantee the future for our children. We have multiple options for a better , safer, more sustaining future and nuclear isn’t one of them! Say NO to nuclear power, weapons and mining!
Nick 2020-11-24 12:20:24 +1100
Lyn 2020-11-23 22:40:07 +1100
Brenna 2020-11-23 18:58:36 +1100
Tim 2020-11-20 15:47:28 +1100
Ian 2020-11-19 10:14:48 +1100
Anastasia 2020-11-18 15:50:26 +1100
kalu 2020-11-18 14:25:02 +1100
You are our elected representative because we have trusted that you would do the right things by the people and the country. Please make Australia nuclear free and end all things nuclear and BUILD ALL RENEWABLES FOR AUSTRALIA AND COUNTRIES that Austrakia offers aids to.
Tam 2020-11-18 00:01:51 +1100
Mitchell 2020-11-16 14:20:27 +1100
Would like to add mobile but there is no cover in my house and I do not have one!
Kay 2020-11-14 13:17:37 +1100
Rini 2020-11-13 06:36:03 +1100
Gerry 2020-11-12 10:46:13 +1100
Nuclear energy is dangerous and creates a hazardous waste of used uranium. There is no need when we have a number of renewable alternative energy sources and it would be a detriment and disgrace to this nation and the world if we created new nuclear power plants. Remember Fukishima and Chernobyl. Not good. Say no to nuclear power and yes to renewable power plants that are solar, wind, hydro, geothermal, and possibly recycle waste for power.
And forget about nuclear. There’s no place for it now or ever. With sincere concern and kind regards, Roy Mills :)
Roy 2020-11-12 04:39:13 +1100
Surely you must realise that nuclear power is not safe especially for our grandchildren. It’s too hard to get rid of nuclear waste then we have aging reactors. Look at what happened in Japan.
Anne 2020-11-11 20:57:26 +1100
No Nukes
Daisuke 2020-11-11 14:29:21 +1100
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