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Friends of the Earth Australia has been campaigning against the nuclear industry – and promoting safer solutions – for over 40 years.
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- Please click here for info on the federal govt plan for a national nuclear waste dump near Kimba in SA
- On April 26, the 35th anniversary of the Chernobyl disaster, the Electrical Trade Union launched a new website www.nofuture4nuclear.org to help ensure the lessons of Chernobyl are not lost on current political decision-makers. The ETU represents over 70,000 electricians, apprentices, electrical and power workers and has taken a strong stand against calls to advance nuclear power in Australia.
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See also the 2019 civil society 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)
- July 2019 – FoE briefing paper on nuclear power’s economic crisis (new reactors in north America and western Europe cost A$17-24 billion!) and the implications for Australia
- 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