Does Australia need Nuclear-Powered Submarines and a Nuclear-Power Sector?

2 March 2021

Mr Hughes writes that, to a very large degree, anything associated with a nuclear industry or which has a nuclear basis, whether civilian or military, is anathema in Australia. Citing the delays and cost overruns that now hinder Australia’s Attack-class submarines, Mr Hughes sees such thinking as impeding Australia’s climate commitments as well as its defence strategy, both of which ought to provide further reason to reconsider the need for a domestic nuclear sector.

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