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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Simms in the Senate Update - June 2016

22 Jun 2016

This edition of Simms in the Senate covers Senator Robert Simms' recent work on promoting green jobs for SA, protecting the Great Australian Bight, standing with the community against a nuclear waste dump in regional SA, phasing out live animal export, and the latest campaign news on marriage equality, Safe Schools, tertiary education, and more. Simply click the link below to download the PDF, or email Senator Simms to be added to the mailing list.

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A process not a postcode for nuclear waste

10 Jun 2016

The Australian Greens would containerise nuclear waste at Lucas Heights waste facility while an independent, national inquiry into radioactive waste production and management was undertaken.

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Public forum: Nuclear Waste Dump - 'The Wrong Way for SA'

09 Jun 2016 | 7:00 pm

South Australia has become a magnet for nuclear waste. The Federal Government wants the Flinders Ranges to host a national nuclear waste dump and the South Australian Government is considering opening up our state for an international high level radioactive waste dump. Come along to hear influential Australians expose the hype and untangle the spin, and take part in the Q&A session.

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Atomic testing compensation long overdue

30 May 2016

Gold card for ADF veterans effected by atomic bomb testing.

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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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