Maritime Union of Australia (MUA) says no to nuclear submarines

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.

Nuclear Submarines: answers to common questions

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.

Shrugging person over a submarine - Text in box: Nuclear Submarines: Answers to common questions - Friends of the Earth logo and anti nuclear logo

Say NO to nuclear submarines

Sep 16, 2021

Scott Morrison with a nuclear submarine - text says Don't let Scott Morrison F-AUKUS with nuclear subs

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.

Got questions? Read our FAQ

...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.


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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.

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Nuclear subs: bad for people, planet & peace

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.

Fukushima: We condemn the release of contaminated water

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.

Ocean with a nuclear free symbol

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

Aug 06, 2020

FoE Japan Webinar details - also in the text

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.

July Nuclear Update

Aug 03, 2020

Don't Nuke The Climate Sign held by activists near Woomera

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

SA Government must oppose feds nuclear waste dump

Jul 23, 2020

Community opposition to the nuclear waste dump with large inflatable nuclear waste bin

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.

Nuclear status quo in federal environmental law review

Jul 20, 2020

Don't nuclear waste Australia banner held by community members

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.

Small modular reactor rhetoric hits a hurdle

Jun 23, 2020

Small Modular Reactor design

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.