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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

Amanda 2021-02-10 15:56:52 +1100
Sue 2021-02-10 15:13:08 +1100
Ben 2021-02-09 22:49:59 +1100
Ali 2021-02-09 22:23:57 +1100
Christopher 2021-02-09 22:23:24 +1100
PLease, Coalition show some spine and sign. We have much of the world’s uranium so we must sign
Michael and Margo 2021-02-09 18:56:16 +1100
End Uranium mining and all that it
Facilitates.
Cathy 2021-02-09 17:10:05 +1100
wendy 2021-02-09 14:03:53 +1100
Jaxon 2021-02-09 13:05:24 +1100
Graham 2021-02-09 10:37:39 +1100
Destruction using nuclear weapons should not be a part of our 21st Century.
Frances 2021-02-08 22:53:03 +1100
Dan 2021-02-08 22:15:25 +1100
Mark 2021-02-08 20:08:28 +1100
No to uranium mining and nuclear power. Yes to taking responsibility for nuclear waste by halting the production of nuclear isotopes for export, and moving to new technologies for the Australian market.
Yes to the UN nuclear weapons ban treaty.
Kerry 2021-02-08 18:35:52 +1100
Candy 2021-02-08 14:44:51 +1100
Paddy 2021-02-08 13:19:11 +1100
Please sign the UN treaty ratifying a ban on nuclear weapons
Please end uranium mining and clean up old mines
Please Please say no to nuclear power
Please manage any radioactive waste responsibly
Rosanne 2021-02-08 12:12:53 +1100
Brad 2021-02-08 08:39:50 +1100
Joy 2021-02-07 23:38:00 +1100
Gregory 2021-02-07 21:05:06 +1100
tracy 2021-02-07 20:18:14 +1100
Lawrie 2021-02-07 11:24:35 +1100
David 2021-02-07 01:59:35 +1100
Lynette 2021-02-06 23:15:04 +1100
Susan 2021-02-06 22:55:31 +1100
I support a nuclear-free future
Bonnie 2021-02-06 21:30:19 +1100
Pamela 2021-02-06 15:52:45 +1100
Ellen 2021-02-06 15:24:27 +1100
Greg 2021-02-06 14:03:28 +1100
I agarea with all of these points and to officially sign the treaty to ban Nuclear weapons and depleated nuclear weapons.
Freedom 2021-02-06 12:55:09 +1100