Australian news, and some related international items

Head of Australia’s Non-proliferation Office pushed for nuclear power

Leaked cables show nuclear power push, SMH, Dan Oakes, September 20, 2011  THE HEAD of Australia’s nuclear safeguard authority advised the then prime minister Kevin Rudd that no scheme to limit carbon emissions would succeed without the building of civilian nuclear power stations, according to leaked US diplomatic cables.

A report on a 2008 meeting between US and Australian officials – released by WikiLeaks – records John Carlson, then director-general of Australian Safeguards and Non-proliferation Office, as saying that he doubted there would be any shift in the Labor Party’s opposition to nuclear power…… Read more:

September 20, 2011 - Posted by | AUSTRALIA - NATIONAL, Wikileaks

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