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.  

media-releases

Solar employs, Nuclear destroys: still time to halt India uranium deal

18 Aug 2014

Solar employs, Nuclear destroys: still time to halt India uranium deal

media-releases

Newman Government’s uranium push threatens economy, health, environment and ultimately the Great Barrier Reef

01 Aug 2014

The Newman Government’s new framework for uranium mining makes no economic or environmental sense and threatens the health of Queenslanders.

estimates

Ranger 3 rehabilitation held to ransom?

18 Jul 2014

Scott asks some probing questions about whether the company behind the Ranger mine can even afford to rehabilitate the site and whether it is getting site approvals from government it mightn’t otherwise.

estimates

Ranger 3 Environmental Impact Assessment held back until after restart approved by Minister.

18 Jul 2014

Senator Ludlam asked basic questions about the assessment process, and we find that the accident-prone uranium processing plant has since been given restart go-ahead by Minister MacFarlane before the Environmental Impact Assessment is even complete.

speeches-in-parliament

Speech: Nuclear Disarmament

14 Jul 2014

Lee speaks in Parliament about the nuclear disarmament movement.

speeches-in-parliament

Muckaty congratulations speech in Parliament

25 Jun 2014

Scott pays his respects to the Aboriginal elders of the Muckaty lands in the Barkly region, their families and their supporters around the country and congratulates them on their win against a radioactive waste dump on their land.

estimates

Senate Estimates: Is Muckaty Station safe under an Abbott Government?

03 Jun 2014

Senator Scott Ludlam has used Senate Estimates to ask the Government if it will forge ahead with plans to dump radioactive waste at Muckaty Station if a Federal court case deems the NLC did not follow legal or ethical practice.

estimates

Senate Estimates: ANSTO budget funding for uranium waste disposal

02 Jun 2014

The Australian Nuclear Science and Technology Organisation (ANSTO) was granted $45m to send spent fuel from its Open Pool Australian Lightwater (OPAL) reactor -  to the US for processing and storage - but only until May 2016 - what then? 

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