WA moves to ban nuclear power plants – Australia
Energy Minister Francis Logan said the legislation would ensure the state remained "forever free" of nuclear power.
"State parliament has already passed legislation to ban the storage and transport of nuclear waste," Mr Logan said in a statement.
"To date it has not been necessary to ban nuclear power.
"But a new threat has emerged.
"The Howard government, in its attempt to play catch-up in the climate change debate, is using nuclear power as its solution to global warming.