Glad the change to nuclear was made BUT I believe it was only for the 2022 election.
The growing military threat posed by China has forced a little maturity upon Australia’s political betters. This week, the PM announced plans to scrap the contract to purchase a dozen diesel-powered French submarines (aka the ‘dud subs’) that were set to cost Australian taxpayers around $100 billion and which wouldn’t be delivered much before 2040.
As originally designed, the French subs were to be nuclear powered, as would be expected from a nuclear-powered economy, run by adults. But, and here’s where politics and infantile, cowardly leaders come in, the brains trust that determines Australian defence policy decided that nuclear-powered subs would be an impossible sell. And, if they were talking about lunatics from the hard-green left, they were most certainly right (more of which, later).
This is, after all, a country which banned nuclear power generation, a generation ago.
In 1998, the Federal government enacted legislation that prohibits nuclear power…
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