MEDIA RELEASE: Kimba nuclear dump: Premier Marshall must enforce SA legislation

By accepting amendments to the National Radioactive Waste Management Amendment Bill, the federal government has today abandoned its year-long attempt to shield its plan for a national nuclear waste dump in SA from judicial review.  Continue reading

Webinar: 10 years after the Fukushima Nuclear Disaster – Listening to the Unheard

Next year marks 10 years since the Great East Japan Earthquake on March 11, 2011 and the subsequent nuclear accident at TEPCO's Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant. Continue reading

July Nuclear Update

There is a lot going on with nuclear issues at the moment, thanks for taking the time to read our update. Continue reading

SA Government must oppose feds nuclear waste dump

The recent announcement by federal resources minister Keith Pitt that a new 'Australian Radioactive Waste Agency' will be established and located in Adelaide is the latest move by the federal government to impose a national nuclear waste dump in SA. Continue reading

Nuclear status quo in federal environmental law review

National and state environment groups have given a cautious welcome to the continuation of long-standing protections against nuclear risks in the current statutory review of the Environmental Protection Biodiversity Conservation (EPBC) Act – Australia’s federal environmental laws. The interim report released today has stated that the Commonwealth should maintain the capacity to intervene in uranium mining and made no recommendation to change existing prohibitions on nuclear activities, including domestic nuclear power. Continue reading

Small modular reactor rhetoric hits a hurdle

Friends of the Earth Nuclear Free Campaigner, Dr Jim Green writes that there is nothing to justify the the hype of small modular reactor enthusiast in this article originally published on Renew Economy. Continue reading

Take Action: Say no to the nuclear waste dump plan

The National Radioactive Waste Management Amendment Bill amends the National Radioactive Waste Management Act to specifically target South Australia for a national nuclear waste 'facility' ‒ a repository for low-level waste and an above-ground 'interim' store for long-lived intermediate-level waste including nuclear reactor fuel waste. Continue reading

Supporters of nuclear need a reality check: it's staggeringly expensive

The NSW Parliament's State Development Committee released its report into nuclear power last week. Conservative committee members recommended repeal of state laws banning uranium mining and nuclear power, while Labor members want to retain the legal bans. Continue reading

Kimba nuke decision dumps on Indigenous rights

The federal government's decision to place a a nuclear waste storage site at Kimba on SA's Eyre Peninsula turned deaf ears to the opposition of the area's native title holders, argues Jim Green and Michele Madigan. Continue reading

Kimba nuclear waste dump: PM and SA Premier Marshall must step in

Federal resources minister Matt Canavan has today announced his intention to move ahead with plans for a national nuclear waste dump near Kimba on SA's Eyre Peninsula. Continue reading