Australian news, and some related international items

Weakening of Australia’s nuclear prohibition laws – necessary to develop the submarines

Parliament takes first steps to nuclear submarines. Examiner, By Andrew Brown, May 10 2023 

The first step to Australia acquiring nuclear-powered submarines as part of the AUKUS security pact has been introduced to federal parliament.

Laws brought in to the House of Representatives on Wednesday will update rules banning civil nuclear power to allow for work to be done on the submarines……………….

Defence Minister Richard Marles said the bill would be the first of many associated with the vessels, but a civil nuclear energy industry would not be on the cards.


May 11, 2023 - Posted by | AUSTRALIA - NATIONAL, politics

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