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GOVERNMENT CALLS FOR NUCLEAR POWER GROW

March 05, 2020

Jason Falinski has added his name to the growing number of Coalition MPs who are arguing for expensive nuclear power saying today in The West Australian it should be included in the Government’s so-called “technology roadmap”.
 
Mr Falinski joins:
 
Resources Minister Keith Pitt who on the weekend said he wanted the government to explore lifting the ban on nuclear energy.  
 
Energy Minister Angus Taylor who said in the Parliament he was keeping an "open mind" on the use of nuclear energy.
 
Science Minister Karen Andrews told Sky News she doesn’t “have an issue with it (nuclear energy) being considered.”
 
Barnaby Joyce has suggested free nuclear power could be offered to residents living close to a reactor.
 
Senator Sam McMahon, told The Australian yesterday, “The usual thing that comes up (with nuclear power) is, ‘would you want it in your backyard?’ Well, yes.”
 
Senator James McGrath, told the Senate, “We should consider the prospect of nuclear energy as part of our energy mix.” 
 
Senator Alex Antic, told the Senate, “there really is no reason why Australia should not or could not generate most, if not all of its electricity, from new, efficient and most importantly safe nuclear power generation.”   
 
The Prime Minister has previously said nuclear power was “not ‘not’ on the agenda” and he was “fine” with energy generation “wherever it comes from.”
 
He needs to come clean and confirm with Australian communities if expensive nuclear power is part of his Government’s “technology roadmap.” 

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