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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

Cara 2021-02-06 08:47:53 +1100
so important to protect our planet
Ona 2021-02-06 01:06:36 +1100
Patsy 2021-02-05 16:38:07 +1100
The government and people of australia should realise that accidents can happen anywhere. The collapse or leak at a nuclear plant is not the only accident that can happen. Approx 30yrs a truck in Germany carrying nuclear waste collapsed on it’s side on a main road. Countries surrounding Germany held their breath in. Fortunately there was no leak. I lived in the Netherlands at the time, I shall never forget it. One too many that I know of.
Georgina 2021-02-05 14:53:32 +1100
Frank 2021-02-05 14:28:47 +1100
Nuclear is just a stupid idea from the start
Mary 2021-02-05 07:30:24 +1100
It is vital that Australia follows the example of many ther countries and stand up to the use of nuclear weapons. We must also end uranium mining, clean up all old uranium mines and manage radioactive waste responsibly.
Helen 2021-02-04 22:03:18 +1100
Einstein: “Mankind invented the atomic bomb, but no mouse would ever construct a mousetrap.”
Josef 2021-02-04 20:39:44 +1100
Stuart 2021-02-04 18:58:31 +1100
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Gillian 2021-02-04 13:52:07 +1100
Joy 2021-02-04 13:36:58 +1100
Lynne 2021-02-04 12:01:26 +1100
Dina 2021-02-04 10:26:04 +1100
It is poor form that Australia has failed to sign this petition. But as with dragging its heels on Climate Change this Federal Government lacks strategic planning other than how to win the next election.
Timothy 2021-02-04 10:21:33 +1100
Linda 2021-02-03 20:48:52 +1100
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Lanie 2021-02-03 20:21:39 +1100
Elissa 2021-02-03 17:52:20 +1100
Daniel 2021-02-03 16:16:21 +1100
Susan 2021-02-03 15:03:04 +1100
Nadeane 2021-02-03 14:35:18 +1100
Don 2021-02-03 14:11:26 +1100
Wendy 2021-02-03 11:26:00 +1100
Bronwyn 2021-02-03 07:27:02 +1100
Sophie 2021-02-03 06:57:34 +1100
Andrea 2021-02-03 03:26:27 +1100
All bombs should be banned but above all , nuclear weapons !
Monica 2021-02-02 21:39:01 +1100
Nuclear anything is not in mankind’s best interests.
There is still no solution for the disposal of waste generated in the making of nuclear products.
Nuclear bombs are completely indefensible
Jackie 2021-02-02 20:54:12 +1100