John Howard rocks bigtime! He's Dubya without the charming Southern accent. He says Oz may develop nuclear power, possibly by 2020. Yeehaw! Good to hear. Labour & Greens (on both sides of Tazzy) to go ballistic. Oh, heck :-)
May develop? Will develop? Should develop? Who cares? It's all good! The SMH reckons academics at NSW universities are crappin' themselves; another good sign! And a SBS poll showed 47% in favour of nukes, 40% opposed. Well done, sensible majority!
From The Australian:
Australia & Canada should develop a united front on uranium mining & sales, John Howard said yesterday [from Ottawa] adding that the introduction of nuclear power in Australia was "inevitable"Oz & Canada account for approx 60% of world's uranium reserves. Stuff paying ludicrously high oil prices, find a cheaper alternative. Interesting to see him talk up the environmental benefits, it almost seems satiric: "Clean Green Nukes." At least it seems that way here, in NZ, still stuck in the superstious '80s jabbering on about Mutually Assured Destruction & other silly paranoid imaginings.