Small modular reactors and the nuclear culture wars

Aug 29, 2019

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.

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

Jul 12, 2019

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.

Nuclear war between super funds

Jul 11, 2019

Friends of the Earth Australia was founded conducting anti-nuclear work

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.

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

Jun 25, 2019

media_watch.PNGMedia 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.

An obituary for small modular reactors

Mar 11, 2019

An obituary for small modular reactors

Small reactors are being heavily promoted but the economics don't stack up.

Radioactive Exposure Tour 2018 - A BIG success!

Apr 16, 2018

2018 radtour participants at a Mound Spring on Arabunna land

This year's Radioactive Exposure Tour (radtour), organised by FoE's Nuclear Free Campaign, was a big success.

Australia's contribution to nuclear proliferation risks

Sep 06, 2017


Once again, the world finds itself in a dangerous place as one mad-man explodes increasingly powerful nuclear weapons and another mad-man threatens North Korea with "fire, fury and frankly power the likes of which this world has never seen before."

James Hansen’s Generation IV nuclear fallacies and fantasies

Aug 29, 2017


The two young co-founders of nuclear engineering start-up Transatomic Power were embarrassed earlier this year when their claims about their molten salt reactor design were debunked, forcing some major retractions.

The claims of MIT nuclear engineering graduates Leslie Dewan and Mark Massie were trumpeted in MIT’s Technology Review under the headline, ‘What if we could build a nuclear reactor that costs half as much, consumes nuclear waste, and will never melt down?’

Yami Lester

Aug 09, 2017

 Yami Lester, Wallatinna Station (Jessie Boylan)

It was with great sorrow that Friends of the Earth learnt of the passing of Yami Lester in July. Yankunytjatjara Elder, atomic test survivor, Aboriginal rights activist, father, grandfather and great-grandfather, Yami's voice and support will be sorely missed.