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 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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Simms in the Senate Update - March 2016

03 Mar 2016

This edition of Simms in the Senate covers the Greens' campaign to make schools safe for LGBTI students, why there should be no nuclear waste dump in South Australia, the inquiry into BP's exploration of the Great Australian Bight, green cars being key to SA's economic future, a Valentine's Day push for marriage equality legislation, how to take the 2016 Student Survey, and more. 

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Hill End nuclear dump fight goes to Canberra

01 Mar 2016

Central West residents have taken their fight against the proposed siting of the national nuclear waste dump at Hill End to Parliament House. The Greens hosted their visit. 

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Six Communities United in Opposition to Government’s Nuclear Waste Dump Plans

01 Mar 2016

Representatives from each of the six communities shortlisted as potential sites for a nuclear waste dump were hosted by the Greens in Parliament House today.

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Support and Justice for Atomic Veterans

25 Feb 2016

I have reasonably frequently found myself on the opposite of the argument to Senator Lambie, but not on this issue. Since the first moment that she took her seat in here, the Australian Greens, more often than not, have found ourselves on the same side of the debate.

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