The Nuclear Thing
Australia has a theological objection to nuclear power. It’s illogical but deeply entrenched. Still polls have been moving and younger people are more open-minded than those who come of age politically in the 1980s. It remains the only serious base-load alternative to incinerating more coal.
One should applaud every move in India and China to try nuclear plants instead of coal-fired. It gives the ice-caps a chance ( of course, it’s not happening fast enough – both India and China are throwing up coal-fired plants with abandon ).
You need two things.
One, a longer term education campaign by a coalition of pro-nuclear industry, science, union and indigenous groups . Second, a Lib-Lab consensus.
A fourth generation reactor, with its high level safety and minimal waste, is environmentally preferable to a coal-fired plant belching carbon into the choked upper atmosphere.