Uranium bulls 'as rare as white unicorns'

Uranium bulls are "as rare as white unicorns" according to a commentary in FNArena in September 2019, and the market is "sick and dying" with uranium "quickly becoming a dinosaur of a commodity". Continue reading

BHP Olympic Dam tailings an "extreme risk" to workers and the environment

David Noonan, a long time anti-nuclear activist, writes in Chain Reaction magazine about BHP's plans for its controversial Olympic Dam Mine in South Australia. Continue reading

50+ groups sign joint civil society statement on domestic nuclear power

Friends of the Earth Australia is proud to be among the 50+ groups to sign the following statement calling for a clean, green, nuclear-free future. Continue reading

Take Action: Stop the National Radioactive Waste Facility in South Australia.

The Federal Government wants to put a National Radioactive Waste Facility in Kimba or the Flinders Ranges in South Australia. Send a submission to the Department of Industry, Innovation and Science (DIIS). Continue reading

Federal Inquiry into Nuclear Power - we need your help!

The Federal Government has launched an 'Inquiry into the prerequisites for nuclear energy in Australia' and are accepting submissions until 16 September.  Continue reading

Small modular reactors and the nuclear culture wars

Aaron Patrick, Senior Correspondent with the Australian Financial Review (AFR), is the latest journalist to enter the nuclear culture wars with some propaganda that's indistinguishable from that served up in the Murdoch tabloids. Continue reading

Campaigners vow to continue the fight to stop Canberra dumping nuclear waste in SA

Civil society groups and members of the communities affected by the federal government’s proposed National Radioactive Waste Management Facility (NRWMF) are deeply disappointed with Justice White’s ruling that the exclusion of Barngarla Traditional Owners from a ballot intended to gauge community support was not a breach of the Racial Discrimination Act. Continue reading

Nuclear war between super funds

Industry Super Australia (ISA) ‒ a research and advocacy body for Industry SuperFunds ‒ has published a report promoting nuclear power, prompting a sceptical response from Industry Super Holdings, which is controlled by super funds including AustralianSuper, Cbus, Hostplus and HESTA. Continue reading

ABC's Media Watch takes aim at nuclear misinformation and bias

Media Release ‒ 25 June 2019 ‒ Friends of the Earth Australia The ABC's Media Watch program last night took aim at Australia's pro-nuclear propagandists and the extreme bias of Australia's nuclear 'debate'. Media Watch discussed HBO's hit miniseries 'Chernobyl', which tops IMDB's list of the greatest TV shows of all time, and took aim at Andrew Bolt and others for trivialising the death toll (discussed here) and for ignoring the broader impacts of the disaster such as the permanent relocation of 350,000 people and the thousands of children who suffered thyroid cancer due to exposure to radioactive fallout. Continue reading

Nuclear power exits Australia's energy debate, enters culture wars

What do these politicians and ex-politicians have in common: Clive Palmer, Tony Abbott, Cory Bernardi, Barnaby Joyce, Mark Latham, Jim Molan, Craig Kelly, Eric Abetz, and David Leyonhjelm? Continue reading