Nuclear

The Greens want to see an end to nuclear weapons and nuclear power.  The 20,000 nuclear weapons that exist today are obsolete relics of the Cold War and can end our world in an afternoon. Like landmines and cluster weapons, they must be abolished, through a Nuclear Weapons Convention.

The whole nuclear fuel chain – from uranium mining to the unresolved problem of nuclear waste – presents unacceptable environmental and security risks and is phenomenally expensive. Rather than leaving future generations the burden of nuclear waste, we should be giving them truly safe, clean, timely and economic solutions to reducing global greenhouse gas emissions.  The future is renewable, not radioactive.  

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SA’s future in renewables, not ‘fatally flawed’ nuclear waste dumps

09 May 2016

The Australian Greens have cautioned the South Australian Labor Government against rushing to a point of no return on international radioactive waste, with the release today of the final report of the SA Royal Commission into the expansion of the nuclear industry. 

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Labor and Liberal parties vote down motion to support Adnyamathanha traditional owners

03 May 2016

The Australian Greens have slammed the Labor and Liberal parties for teaming up to defeat a motion (below) calling on the Government to acknowledge Adnyamathanha traditional owners' opposition to a radioactive waste dump in the Flinders Ranges and refusing to remove Barndioota as a nominated site for such a facility.

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Why must we always force nuclear waste onto Aboriginal people?

03 May 2016

The long history of failed plans to locate national radioactive waste dumps here in Australia at multiple sites across South Australia, the Northern Territory and Western Australia is disturbingly consistent: it is disproportionately Aboriginal land that is targeted, and Aboriginal communities who are expected to host the most dangerous categories of industrial waste that this society is capable of producing.

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Adnyamathanha Traditional Owners response to the National Radioactive Waste dump

02 May 2016

On the 27th of November 2015 the Adnyamathanha Traditional Owners released a statement outlining their opposition to the nomination of Barndioota station to host a National Radioactive Waste facility.

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SA Greens join with traditional owners in saying ‘no’ to waste dump

29 Apr 2016

State and Federal South Australian Greens are calling on the community to stand together with traditional owners who are fighting against having a nuclear waste dump on culturally significant land near the Flinders Ranges.

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Nuclear inquiry needed for waste dump sites

29 Apr 2016

The Australian Greens have called for an independent, deliberative inquiry into long-term stewardship options for spent nuclear fuel.

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February 2016 Estimates: ANSTO

20 Apr 2016

The Advertiser on 4 February had a pretty big, attention-grabbing headline: 'Australia's nuclear reactor will stop making lifesaving medicines next year unless waste storage facilities are expanded'. That is not actually true, though, is it? It is not the case.

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Nukes deal on Chernobyl disaster anniversary a new low

01 Apr 2016

Bishop nuclear deal with Ukraine after refusing Russian deal is tone deaf

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Senate tables over 6,000 signatures against Hill End nuclear waste dump

16 Mar 2016

NSW Greens Senator Lee Rhiannon today tabled 6,282 signatures calling on the government to drop plans for a nuclear waste dump at Hill End.

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