Sep 21, 2021
Media release from MUA: Today, on the International Day of Peace, the Maritime Union of Australia (MUA) has declared its total opposition to the reckless announcement by Scott Morrison that Australia would be developing nuclear-powered submarines as part of a military alliance with the US and UK.
Sep 18, 2021
Following secret deliberations, this week, the Morrison government has announced that Australia will acquire nuclear-powered submarines. Anti-nuclear movement stalwart, and Friends of the Earth National Nuclear campaigner, Dr. Jim Green, had these comments to common questions about the decision.
Sep 16, 2021
The Morrison government’s decision to build nuclear submarines has shocked communities around the country.
The move, which occurred without any community consultation, undermines Australia’s nuclear-free status and will generate radioactive waste for decades.
The Prime Minister must reverse the decision to build nuclear-powered submarines and commit to keeping Australia’s military nuclear free.
Australia must invest in supporting those hit hardest by the global pandemic, both locally and throughout our region and on urgent action to deal with the climate crisis.
...And read more about the background of this nuclear submarine proposal and why this radical shift in military capability is the wrong decision for those who care about environmental and social justice.
We call for:
plans for the proposed nuclear submarines to be scrapped
immediate ratification of the Nuclear Weapons Ban Treaty
a commitment to keep Australia nuclear power free - both in civilian and military
any money allocated to this proposal to be spent on local and regional pandemic and COVID-19 vaccine support and urgent climate action.
Sep 16, 2021
Friends of the Earth sends a clear message to Scott Morrison and Defence Minister Marise Payne: Australia says NO to nuclear submarines.
Apr 13, 2021
This is a statement is from Friends of the Earth Japan.
One Tuesday. April 13, at a Cabinet meeting, the Japanese government decided to discharge so-called ALPS (Advanced Liquid Processing System) treated water stored in tanks at the site of the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant into the ocean.
Aug 06, 2020
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.
Aug 03, 2020
There is a lot going on with nuclear issues at the moment, thanks for taking the time to read our update.
Jul 23, 2020
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.
Jul 20, 2020
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.
Jun 23, 2020
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.