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MORRISON APPOINTS NUCLEAR ADVOCATE AND OPPONENT OF GLOBAL CLIMATE ACTION TO CABINET

February 06, 2020

The new Minister for Resources and Water, Keith Pitt, is the Government’s biggest advocate for nuclear power and a dedicated opponent to global action on climate change through the Paris Agreement.

Minister Pitt’s history as a nuclear power advocate is well documented, most recently through pushing the Energy Minister into commissioning an inquiry into nuclear power.

Having appointed such a strong nuclear advocate to the resources portfolio, Scott Morrison must now come clean about his Government’s nuclear power plan and let Australians know which regions are in his nuclear firing line.
 
Over 100 Australian communities have previously been identified as possible locations for nuclear reactors and nuclear dumps, including; Jervis Bay, Townsville, Gladstone, Perth, Western Port in Victoria and the New South Wales North Coast.

Keith Pitt’s appointment to the crucial resources portfolio is also another signal that Scott Morrison is walking even further away from action on climate change.

Keith Pitt’s opposition to the Paris Climate Agreement is so deep that in 2018 he resigned from the assistant ministry in protest against Australia’s participation in global action on climate change.

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