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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

Be gentle to our planet.
Rebecca 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
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.
Benjamin 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