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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

Sue-Ellen 2021-02-17 21:25:53 +1100
Bindy 2021-02-16 21:04:24 +1100
Join the rest of the world in making uclear weapons illegal
Michael 2021-02-16 17:56:51 +1100
Jill 2021-02-16 17:16:04 +1100
Leave Uranium in the ground.
It’s essential that all previous and present uranium sites be remediated ASAP.
Kerrie 2021-02-16 08:12:40 +1100
We must leave the uranium in the ground to keep our communities and the nature we rely on for survival and quality of life safe.
Joy 2021-02-15 22:13:47 +1100
Louise 2021-02-15 21:39:42 +1100
Mary-Ellen 2021-02-15 16:00:43 +1100
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Brian 2021-02-15 13:18:06 +1100
EXCELLENT! Kirsten highlights real problems – work not over yet.
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Kirsten 2021-02-13 20:18:24 +1100
I agree all nuclear weapons should be banned, but nuclear medical items should still be made
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