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GOLD COAST MINISTER NOT RULING OUT NUCLEAR

June 18, 2019

This morning another Liberal, this time Minister Karen Andrews, told Sky News she doesn’t “have an issue with it (nuclear energy) being considered.” (SKY AM AGENDA – 18/06/2019)

We know nuclear power plants need to be built near water so would Minister Andrews, the Member for McPherson, like the nuclear power stations in her electorate, lining the Gold Coast?

Would the Minister prefer the nuclear plant in Coolangatta, Robina, Burleigh Heads, or Palm Beach?

Scott Morrison needs to make his position clear.

Late last year, speaking to Alan Jones and Peta Credlin, the Prime Minister’s position on nuclear energy was, “where something can stack up and can actually bring the prices down, well I'm all for it.”

Just last week, Energy Minister Angus Taylor told would not rule out nuclear power either saying, “If there is a clear business case there is a clear business case.”  (GUARDIAN – 12/06/19)

The pressure is now on Scott Morrison to take real action to end the energy crisis that emerged under the Liberal Government. So far, all the Liberals are promising in energy is expensive new coal-fired power stations and a growing pressure from Morrison’s backbench for Australia to pursue even more expensive nuclear power. 
 

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