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- Nuclear powered submarines for Australia?
- Nuclear threats in Ukraine due to Russian invasion
Sustainable Living Festival Forum: Nuclear Power & Climate Change
Could nuclear power contribute to greenhouse emissions reductions in Australia? This forum will examine the economic, environmental and social arguments in the context of global energy trends.
Speaker: Dr. Jim Green, national nuclear campaigner, Friends of the Earth Australia.
Saturday February 25, 2023, 1pm to 2.30pm Melb/Syd time (12.30pm SA, 12pm Qld, 11.30am NT, 10am WA)
Join Zoom Meeting:
Meeting ID: 836 7473 5545, Passcode: 751997
- Jan 2023 – Submission to Senate nuclear power inquiry by FoE and 10 other Australian environment groups.
- ACF Oct. 20-22 briefing paper: ‘Wrong reaction: Why ‘next-generation’ nuclear is not a credible energy solution’ and related article ‘Coalition nuclear power bill “dead on arrival,” but somehow the debate lives on’
- Celebrating some wins of the anti-nuclear movement: – Kungkas stop the nuclear dump ‒ FoE exposes uranium cartel ‒ Jabiluka stopped! ‒ SA as the world’s nuclear waste dump ‒ No dump at Muckaty.
- Nuclear power myth-busting Q&A
- Nuclear Waste and Floods
- Small Modular Reactors, 2021 briefing paper
- Nuclear Power’s Economic Crisis and its Implications for Australia, Dec. 2021 report by Friends of the Earth Australia
- Kimba nuclear dump: Premier Marshall must enforce SA law, 29 Nov 2021
- Nuclear medicine and the proposed national radioactive waste dump
- BHP’s Roxby Downs Act condemned by the Federal “A Way Forward” Report (short briefing paper by David Noonan, November 2021)
- Oct 2021 – Correcting Alan Finkel’s nuclear errors
- Oct 2021 – Friends of the Earth submission to federal government re proposed national nuclear waste dump at Kimba, SA
- Bob Carr – Nobody’s really interested in the nuclear option, Oct. 2021 article.
- Small nuclear reactors, huge costs, Oct. 2021 article in RenewEconomy
- Nuclear power’s long decline in shadow of wind and solar, Sept. 2021 article in RenewEconomy
- On April 26, the 35th anniversary of the Chernobyl disaster, the Electrical Trade Union launched a new website www.nofuture4nuclear.org. The ETU represents over 70,000 electricians, apprentices, electrical and power workers. Please sign up at www.nofuture4nuclear.org to receive occasional updates and please share on social media: Twitter, Facebook, See also the 2019 statement opposing nuclear power in Australia with 50+ signatory groups including overwhelming support from Australia’s trade unions.
- Australian uranium fuelled Fukushima and now fuels global insecurity (March 2021 article in The Ecologist)
- 10 years since the Fukushima nuclear disaster (briefing paper by Dr. Philip White, Feb. 2021)
- Australia’s uranium sales fuel insecurity (2-page briefing note by David Noonan, Feb. 2021).
- Legislation banning nuclear power in Australia should be retained (Feb. 2021 article in RenewEconomy)
- October 2020 – Updated Friends of the Earth Australia statement: Nuclear Power – No Solution to Climate Change
- August 2020: Australian government threatening to weaken uranium assessment/approvals processes under EPBC Act amendments. Briefing paper by David Noonan
- Check out the ‘Don’t Nuke the Climate’ website, facebook, instagram, twitter
- Book review: Michael Shellenberger’s reheated critique of climate ‘alarmism’
- Video collection – Friends of the Earth anti-nuclear films (mostly historical)
- The case for strengthened regulation of Australia’s uranium industry: April 2020 submission to EPBC Review Committee
- Exposing ‘small modular reactor’ economic misinformation from Ben Heard and other nuclear lobbyists
- NSW Deputy Premier John Barilaro’s nuclear falsehoods (March 2020)
- Supporters of nuclear need a reality check: it’s staggeringly expensive (FoE opinion piece in the Sydney Morning Herald, 10 March 2020)
- Legislation banning nuclear power in Australia should be retained (Feb. 2020 Online Opinion article)
- Oct. 2019 – detailed joint NGO submission to NSW nuclear inquiry covering nuclear power and uranium mining
- Dec. 2019 – join NGO submission regarding proposed Olympic Dam mine expansion.
- Set of short infosheets on planned expansion of SA Olympic Dam (Roxby Downs) uranium mine.
- Queensland conservatives emerge as voice of reason in nuclear debate. Seriously!
- Sept. 2019 – civil society statement opposing nuclear power in Australia with 50+ signatory groups (environment, health, faith and indigenous groups plus wonderful support from trade unions).
- Sept. 2019 – Australian environment groups’ submission to federal nuclear power inquiry (lots on nuclear economics, ‘generation IV’ concepts, small modular reactors etc).
- The ‘advanced’ nuclear power sector is fuelling climate change, and WMDs (article in RenewEconomy)
- Small modular reactors and the nuclear culture wars (article in RenewEconomy)
- 2019 – updated links to lots of Australian and international literature on clean energy options
- July 2018: Aboriginal First Nations and Australia’s pro-nuclear ‘environmentalists’. Self-styled pro-nuclear environmentalists share the same retrograde attitudes towards Aboriginal people as government and industry.
- June 2018 – New report – Perth-based Paladin Energy’s uranium mines in Africa
- Proposed national nuclear waste dump in SA – Friends of the Earth submission to Senate Inquiry.
- Nuclear lobbyist Ben Heard promoting floating nuclear power plants that will be used to exploit fossil fuel reserves in the Arctic.
- A journey to the heart of the antinuclear resistance in Australia: 2018 Radioactive Exposure Tour of South Australia (written by Ray Acheson from Reaching Critical Will)
- Feb 2018 – Standing Strong 2015-17: How South Australians won the campaign against an international high-level nuclear waste dump. Fabulous new e-book produced by Friends of the Earth and other groups.
- Feb 2018 – Mirarr Traditional Owners in the NT are celebrating the 20th anniversary of the mass movement that defeated the Jabiluka uranium mine. The first initiative to mark the anniversary is a ‘Standing Strong’ calendar – to order the calendar and to see an online (PDF) version click here.
- August 2017: The new version of the Australian Nuclear Map is available – click here to see the map and click here to visit the website. To order A2 posters email us.
- April 2017 – FoE submission to NT inquiry: Radiation Risks and Fracking
A Friends of the Earth multimedia project — info, photos, video and audio about Australia’s nuclear and uranium sites