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Nuclear Free News June

In our June Nuclear Free News update you can read about the great news that Australia has agreed to join the First State Parties Meeting in Vienna, a significant step towards signing the Treaty for the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons (TPNW), the responses to the Nationals and Coalition's push for nuclear power after 9 years of inaction on the issue, and the costs of nuclear submarines for Australia.

Nuclear Power

David Littleproud’s coal case study to defend Coalition energy policy is something of a credibility stretch - The Guardian

Even if Millmerran power station’s carbon capture plan succeeds, it will only eliminate 2.1% of emissions. Plus: nuclear still costlier than renewables.

Former Greens Senator Scott Ludlam sets out all the reasons why there is no viable future for nuclear in Australia and why debating it is a waste of time.
"Nuclear has been consistently proven deeply unpopular, ruinously expensive and too slow to implement to provide a serious solution to energy and decarbonisation needs."

The European Commission’s highly controversial plan to label gas and nuclear as sustainable energy sources was on Tuesday struck down by two key parliamentary committees: the Economic and Monetary Affairs Committee and the Environment and Public Health and Food Safety Committee.


Earthworks approved for nuclear waste dump despite opposition from traditional owners, court hears - The Guardian

Traditional owners attempting to block the construction of a nuclear waste dump in South Australia have told a court the federal government has already approved plans to begin earthworks, despite an active legal challenge.

Weapons & Subs

Australia yet to sign up to treaty banning nuclear weapons but will attend UN meeting as observer - The Guardian

Australia will attend – as an observer – a UN meeting of countries that have outlawed nuclear weapons, parties to a treaty Anthony Albanese championed in opposition and committed Labor to ratifying in government.


Defence faces budget blowout with Aukus nuclear submarines to cost more than scrapped French project - The Guardian

New analysis says ‘megaprojects’ often end up costing more than projected and predicts inflation will impact on defence budgets

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