The Greens want to see an end to nuclear weapons and nuclear power. The 20,000 nuclear weapons that exist today are obsolete relics of the Cold War and can end our world in an afternoon. Like landmines and cluster weapons, they must be abolished, through a Nuclear Weapons Convention.
The whole nuclear fuel chain – from uranium mining to the unresolved problem of nuclear waste – presents unacceptable environmental and security risks and is phenomenally expensive. Rather than leaving future generations the burden of nuclear waste, we should be giving them truly safe, clean, timely and economic solutions to reducing global greenhouse gas emissions. The future is renewable, not radioactive.
14 Jun 2011
Senator SIEWERT (Western Australia—Australian Greens Whip) (12:54): I rise to make remarks on the National Radioactive ...
14 Jun 2011
Senator Siewert's heartfelt speech on the proposed radioactive waste dump at Muckaty station.
04 Nov 2009
Having welcomed the long-awaited plugging of the leaking Montara well yesterday, the Australian Greens are demanding that all d...
25 Aug 2008
The Australian Greens today outlined their vision for Australia in the new century ahead of the opening of the Balance-of-Power...
09 Jun 2008
The Rudd Government is about to ditch a key election promise as Martin Ferguson moves to foist a nuclear waste dump onto the No...
28 Feb 2007
The Greens opposition to nuclear power stations is firmly on the record.