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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

It’s a no- brainer!
Maria-Eleni 2020-10-15 12:46:26 +1100
Jane 2020-10-15 12:46:13 +1100
Nea 2020-10-15 12:46:06 +1100
Thomas 2020-10-15 12:45:57 +1100
I support the ACF petition for a nuclear-free Australia.
Galina 2020-10-15 12:45:51 +1100
Thank you for the job you are doing and for the opportunity to speak out. The good news is that shareholders in these companies who continue to poison the planet are now voicing their concerns.
June 2020-10-15 12:45:49 +1100
Chris 2020-10-15 12:45:48 +1100
Paul 2020-10-15 12:45:27 +1100
Rosie 2020-10-15 12:45:18 +1100
Irene 2020-10-15 12:45:10 +1100
No to nuclear
Marilyn 2020-10-15 12:44:55 +1100
No dangerous waste for future generations, they already have a huge responsibility ahead of them. We all need to say stop no more. A safe and sustainable future for all.
Irene 2020-10-15 12:44:52 +1100
Kimberley 2020-10-15 12:44:14 +1100
Lucia 2020-10-15 12:44:05 +1100
No Australian Fukushima!
Jean 2020-10-15 12:43:23 +1100
We do not have the right to continue to make this world unsustable to life… Australia must be Nuclear Free.
We’ve already done irreparable damage to our eco-system and we have to stop this lunacy, NOW!
Debbie 2020-10-15 12:43:18 +1100
Carolyn 2020-10-15 12:43:15 +1100
Michael 2020-10-15 12:43:05 +1100
Kylie 2020-10-15 12:42:53 +1100
We have so many great options right now. Surely it’s in all of our interests to avoid high risk, high expense options like nuclear? Leave uranium in the ground wher it won’t hurt anyone.
Jacqueline 2020-10-15 12:42:43 +1100
Shannon 2020-10-15 12:42:34 +1100
Marion 2020-10-15 12:42:32 +1100
Robyn 2020-10-15 12:42:15 +1100
Bob 2020-10-15 12:42:07 +1100
Australia wants to make Australia nuclear-free.
Jennifer 2020-10-15 12:42:02 +1100
Nuclear waste is high risk and very difficult to dispose of it must be managed responsibly.
Elizabeth 2020-10-15 12:41:36 +1100
Cheryl 2020-10-15 12:41:13 +1100
Keep uranium in the ground.
Helen 2020-10-15 12:40:43 +1100
Michael 2020-10-15 12:40:43 +1100
Janine 2020-10-15 12:40:30 +1100