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Australian committee calls for partial lifting of nuclear moratorium

Australian committee calls for partial lifting of nuclear moratorium

The Australian government should consider a partial lifting of the current moratorium on nuclear energy to allow the deployment of new and emerging technologies, a report published today by a parliamentary committee has recommended. The report followed an inquiry into the prerequisites for nuclear energy in the country.

Nuclear Policies 13 December 2019


Australians support lifting nuclear ban

Australians support lifting nuclear ban

More Australians support lifting the country's ban on the use of nuclear energy than oppose it, a new poll conducted for the Minerals Council of Australia has found. The survey also found that over half those polled were not aware that nuclear energy is banned in Australia.

Nuclear Policies 03 December 2019


Viewpoint: Australia must review its outdated regulations on nuclear

Viewpoint: Australia must review its outdated regulations on nuclear

It is not too late for Australia to join nuclear power countries in the fight against climate change, writes Tania Constable, CEO of Minerals Council of Australia.

Perspectives 24 October 2019


Australian poll shows strengthening public support

Australian poll shows strengthening public support

The number of Australians who say the country should develop nuclear power in order to reduce its carbon emissions has grown over the past eight years and now stands at just over 50%, according to a poll by Roy Morgan, the country's longest established market research company.

Energy & Environment 07 October 2019


Australian trade union calls for nuclear inclusion

Australian trade union calls for nuclear inclusion

The Australian Workers Union has told a federal government roundtable event that it supports the lifting of the country's ban on nuclear energy. The union is nation's oldest and largest 'blue-collar' trade union, having more than 100,000 members.
 

Nuclear Policies 24 September 2019


Australia calls on global industry to support federal inquiry

Australia calls on global industry to support federal inquiry

Now is the time for the world's nuclear industry to help make the case for nuclear energy in Australia, Patrick Gibbons from the Minerals Council of Australia told World Nuclear Association Symposium 2019 in London today.

Nuclear Policies 06 September 2019


Australia should repeal nuclear ban, inquiry told

Australia should repeal nuclear ban, inquiry told

Australia should repeal its prohibition on nuclear energy regardless of whether it decides to build nuclear power plants, Ziggy Switkowski, a former chairman of the Australian Nuclear Science and Technology Organisation, told a federal parliamentary committee yesterday. Switkowski, who led the 2006 Review of Uranium Mining Processing and Nuclear Energy in Australia, was the first to address the committee's inquiry into the prerequisites for nuclear energy in the country.

Nuclear Policies 30 August 2019


Australian parliament to launch nuclear energy inquiry

Australian parliament to launch nuclear energy inquiry

Australia's Energy Minister Angus Taylor has asked the House Standing Committee on the Environment and Energy to investigate the nuclear fuel cycle, Committee Chairman Ted O'Brien announced today.

Nuclear Policies 02 August 2019


Superannuation industry calls for Australia to consider nuclear

Superannuation industry calls for Australia to consider nuclear

A technology-neutral discussion paper issued by Industry Super Australia, a body which represents union-backed industry superannuation funds, says nuclear must be part of the country's future energy mix.
 

Nuclear Policies 04 July 2019


Australians urged to adopt nuclear power

Australians urged to adopt nuclear power

The Australian Nuclear Association has appealed to Australians to understand that nuclear energy is ready to make a valuable contribution to low emission dispatchable generation for Australia.

Nuclear Policies 20 June 2019