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Policy Paper #1/24: Implications of AUKUS for the Australian Energy Transition

Author: Christopher Skinner (March 2024)

  • The AUKUS agreement is well under way for Australia to acquire nuclear-powered submarines.

  • This requires Australia to demonstrate competence in nuclear safety, security and environmental protection.

  • Nuclear suitably qualified and experienced personnel will form a significant part of the workforce to be established for AUKUS submarines.

  • AUKUS provides a strong case for introduction of nuclear power for electric power generation in Australia.

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