Following a referral from the Minister for Energy and Emissions Reduction, Angus Taylor MP, the Standing Committee on Environment and Energy resolved on 6 August 2019 to conduct an inquiry into the prerequisites for nuclear energy in Australia.

The Committee will inquire into and report on the circumstances and prerequisites necessary for any future government’s consideration of nuclear energy generation including small modular reactor technologies in Australia, including:

  • waste management, transport and storage,
  • health and safety,
  • environmental impacts,
  • energy affordability and reliability,
  • economic feasibility,
  • community engagement,
  • workforce capability,
  • security implications,
  • national consensus, and
  • any other relevant matter.

The Committee is accepting written submissions, addressing one or more of the terms of reference, to be received by Monday 16 September 2019.

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