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.  


Austrian Pledge is Crucial Step Towards Global Nuclear Weapons Ban

18 Sep 2015

The Australian Government should be seizing the opportunity the 'Austrian Pledge' provides to work towards the prohibition and elimination of nuclear weapons, not actively undermining it, the Australian Greens said today.


Back to Work - Senator Scott Ludlam on the JSCOT Report into Uranium Sales to India

16 Sep 2015

It is not often that the Australian Greens would not table a dissent to a report from a government chaired committee, such as the treaties committee, on the subject of a nuclear sales agreement.


No-go on India nuclear deal

08 Sep 2015

The Greens have welcomed a report from the Joint Standing Committee On Treaties (JSCOT) that has just been tabled in the House of Representatives, recommending Tony Abbott's intention to sell Australian uranium to India should not go ahead at this time.


Australian Radiation Protection and Nuclear Safety Amendment Bill

18 Aug 2015

Scott speaks during the Committee stage debate on the Australian Radiation Protection and Nuclear Safety Amendment Bill 2015.


Scott speaks on the Australian Radiation Protection and Nuclear Safety Amendment Bill 2015

18 Aug 2015

Scott speaks during the Senate debate on the Australian Radiation Protection and Nuclear Safety Amendment Bill 2015.


Nuclear renaissance ‘impossible'

15 Jul 2015

As the Australian Uranium Conference opens today in Perth, Senator Scott Ludlam, Australian Greens acting leader and spokesperson for nuclear issues has dubbed the industry as terminally ill.


Nuclear waste proposal risks repeating mistakes of the past

13 May 2015

The Australian Greens have raised serious concerns about the lack of notice or consultation with native title claimants or the Mid-West community around an application for a nuclear waste dump to be hosted in the region.


SA Royal Commission: Nuclear industry on trial?

12 Mar 2015

I’d like to propose a truce; particularly with those whose pro-nuclear views are motivated by the overwhelming imperative of climate change.


Nuclear Royal Commission may pave the way for national or international waste dump: Ludlam

26 Feb 2015

The South Australian Royal Commission into nuclear energy is designed to build a case for a national or international radioactive waste dump in Australia, according to Greens Senator Scott Ludlam.


Labor MPs dump on party membership in nuclear vote

12 Feb 2015

Labor Senators have today voted against their own party platform on nuclear policy, voting down a motion by Australian Greens Senator for South Australia Penny Wright opposing nuclear development in SA.

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