Will Abbott flick the nuclear switch?

A change in public attitudes towards nuclear power should encourage the government to explore the benefits of including it in the local generation mix.

Could one of the sleepers to emerge from the Coalition’s review of the energy landscape be a reversal of nearly four decades of Australia turning its back on nuclear power?

A commitment to a new look at going down this road could be a real prospect, with public polling suggesting that the Australian community no longer has a shock/horror reaction to reactors.

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