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Washed up former Prime Minister Abbott still in the embrace of the nuclear industry

Australia should embrace nuclear subs: Abbott–abbott.html, 27 June 2017 Tony Abbott will deliver a speech on Thursday calling for Australia to embrace nuclear powered submarines

Mr Abbott has previously expressed his ‘regret’ at not considering off-the-shelf nuclear propelled subs while he was prime minister. The former PM will raise his concerns that Australia will not have replacement subs until the 2030s during his address.

The Turnbull Government awarded the contract for designing Australia’s new submarine fleet to French shipbuilder DCNS

Australia would have to buy the nuclear power from the US or Japan to power the submarines if the Navy bought nuclear submarines.

Businessman Dick Smith, Gary Johnston of Jaycar Electronics and John Singleton have previously taken out full page ads urging for the government to purchase for nuclear power submarines.

June 28, 2017 - Posted by | AUSTRALIA - NATIONAL, politics

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