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The well-named Liberal Senator Antic goes all out for nuclear power and waste importation

New Lib senator joins nuclear power push, Matt Coughlan   7 News, AAP, 17 September 2019

New Liberal senator Alex Antic has joined the push for nuclear power through capitalising on South Australia’s uranium industry.

Senator Antic’s first speech to parliament on Tuesday signalled he would add another nuclear advocate to the Liberal Party’s parliamentary ranks.

“The reckless rush into the unproven, un-costed world of renewable energy represents both the deceased canary down the coalmine, as well as a masterclass of failed policy from a failed former Labor government,” he said.

The Morrison government has announced an inquiry into nuclear power after the issue was raised by a rump of coalition backbenchers.

Senator Antic said “everything old could be new again” in his state, noting its history of uranium mining dating back to the early 1900s…….

The former Adelaide councillor said small modular reactors would increase efficiency and safety, while reducing the cost of nuclear power generation. …..

South Australia has the capacity to develop a safe nuclear waste facility which could bring billions into the state, he said.

Senator Antic also took aim at the “tyranny” of political correctness…….

September 19, 2019 - Posted by | AUSTRALIA - NATIONAL, politics

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