Coalition Reveals Nuclear Power Plan

The Coalition has revealed its long anticipated plan to install seven nuclear power sites by 2035-2037. Leader of the Opposition, Peter Dutton, in a press conference today, responded to various criticisms and gave a justification for a nuclear stance. Dutton is responding to scientific bodies like the CSIRO, who state any nuclear plan would be costly, ineffective and too late in addressing our current cost of living crisis.

While Dutton outlined a plan, the cost of the program was not detailed.

Nuclear policy is contentious among Australians, with Treasurer Jim Chalmers claiming the plan is akin to ‘ideological and economic insanity.’

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Produced By: Demos Hammond

Featured In Story: The Hon. Peter Dutton, Leader of the Opposition, The Hon. Jim Chalmers, Treasurer, The Hon. David Littleproud, Leader of the Nationals, Dr Matthew Ryan, Australia Institute, and David Sweeney, Australian Conservation Foundation

First aired on The Wire, Wednesday 19 June 2024