Senate debates

Wednesday, 18 March 2015

Motions

Nuclear Energy

3:48 pm

Photo of Claire MooreClaire Moore (Queensland, Australian Labor Party, Shadow Minister for Women) Share this | Hansard source

Labor believes that nothing is to be gained by politicising the royal commission. The royal commission is a matter for South Australia. It will gather the latest expert advice on complex public policy matters. Federal Labor has a longstanding opposition to nuclear power based on the best available expert advice. South Australia's inquiry will consider a range of critical economic, social, legal and environmental issues. Labor welcomes the commitment of the Commonwealth government to ensure their agencies cooperate fully with the royal commission in areas such as radiation protection, nuclear security policy and international nuclear law.

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Mark Duffett
Posted on 19 Mar 2015 11:43 am (Report this comment)

"a longstanding opposition to nuclear power based on the best available expert advice" Presumably this advice was tendered in 1983 or whenever it was the ALP decided to conflate nuclear weapons with nuclear energy. Quite a lot has changed since then. Might be time to have another look at it?

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