Nuclear power in Australia: is it a good idea?

Two weeks ago, Australia and the US announced a deal for the funding of a fleet of new nuclear-powered attack submarines for patrolling the Indo-Pacific, all part of the new AUKUS defence pact that has caused diplomatic havoc in Europe and beyond. The announcement reignited the age-old debate between the pro- and anti-nuclear energy lobbies … Continue reading Nuclear power in Australia: is it a good idea?

Does Australia have the expertise to operate nuclear-powered submarines?

Nuclear-powered submarines may soon patrol the waters surrounding Australia, as the country has just struck a historic deal with the US and UK. In the newly forged AUKUS partnership, Prime Minister Scott Morrison has made a deal with US President Joe Biden and UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson to share the secret nuclear technology. “The … Continue reading Does Australia have the expertise to operate nuclear-powered submarines?