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Silex Systems Limited of Australia and Canada’s Cameco Corporation have completed the restructure of SILEX technology licensee Global Laser Enrichment (GLE) resulting in Silex acquiring a 51% majority interest in GLE, and Cameco increasing its interest from 24% to 49%.

Date: Thursday, 04 February 2021
Original article: neimagazine.com/news/newssilex-completes-acquisition-of-gle-8493963

An inquiry into potential benefits to Victoria of removing prohibitions on nuclear activities has tabled its final report in the Australian state's parliament. Energy security, stability and accessibility, and the need to lower carbon emissions due to climate change should be the priority, regardless of technology, the report finds.

Date: Friday, 27 November 2020
Original article: world-nuclear-news.org/Articles/Australian-state-completes-report-on-nuclear-prohi

The Australian government should consider a partial lifting of the current moratorium on nuclear energy to allow the deployment of new and emerging technologies, a report published today by a parliamentary committee has recommended. The report followed an inquiry into the prerequisites for nuclear energy in the country.

Date: Saturday, 14 December 2019
Original article: world-nuclear-news.org/Articles/Australian-committee-calls-for-partial-lifting-of

The Australian Workers Union (AWU) has told a federal government roundtable event that it supports the lifting of the country's ban on nuclear energy. The union is nation's oldest and largest 'blue-collar' trade union, having more than 100,000 members.

Date: Wednesday, 25 September 2019
Original article: world-nuclear-news.org/Articles/Australian-trade-union-calls-for-nuclear-inclusion

Australia should repeal its prohibition on nuclear energy regardless of whether it decides to build nuclear power plants, Ziggy Switkowski, a former chairman of the Australian Nuclear Science and Technology Organisation, told a federal parliamentary committee yesterday. Switkowski, who led the 2006 Review of Uranium Mining Processing and Nuclear Energy in Australia, was the first to address the committee's inquiry into the prerequisites for nuclear energy in the country.

Date: Saturday, 31 August 2019
Original article: world-nuclear-news.org/Articles/Switkowski-Australia-should-repeal-nuclear-ban

Australia should repeal its prohibition on nuclear energy regardless of whether it decides to build nuclear power plants, Ziggy Switkowski, a former chairman of the Australian Nuclear Science and Technology Organisation, told a federal parliamentary committee yesterday. Switkowski, who led the 2006 Review of Uranium Mining Processing and Nuclear Energy in Australia, was the first to address the committee's inquiry into the prerequisites for nuclear energy in the country.

Date: Friday, 30 August 2019
Original article: world-nuclear-news.org/Articles/Switkowski-Australia-should-repeal-nuclear-ban

The Opal research reactor is the only nuclear unit in Australia. Photo courtesy Ansto. A federal government inquiry into the possibility of using nuclear energy in Australia is an important first step in starting “a mature fact-based national conversation for the Australian community”, Tania Constable, chief executive officer of the Minerals Council of Australia said.

Ms Constable said the rest of the world is already focusing on the critical role nuclear energy will play in delivering zero emissions 24/7 energy to a power-hungry world.

She said that with 30% of the world’s known uranium reserves and as the third largest uranium producer, Australia will be critical to helping the world meet its need for electricity while also reducing emissions.

Ms Constable was responding to the government’s announcement last week that it would hold an inquiry into nuclear energy and the nuclear fuel cycle – the first in more than 10 years – at the request of energy minister Angus Taylor.

Date: Monday, 05 August 2019
Original article: nucnet.org/news/nuclear-inquiry-is-important-first-step-says-minerals-council-8-1-2019

The Opal research reactor at Lucas Heights is Australia's only nuclear unit. Photo courtesy Ansto. The Australian government has announced an inquiry into nuclear energy and the nuclear fuel cycle – the first in more than 10 years – at the request of energy minister Angus Taylor.

MP Ted O’Brien, chair of the standing committee on the environment and energy, will lead the inquiry.

“This will be the first inquiry into the use of nuclear energy in Australia in more than a decade and I believe it’s the first time the Australian Parliament has ever undertaken such an inquiry,” Mr O’Brien said.

“Clearly there are very passionate views on either side of this debate,” he said.

Date: Friday, 02 August 2019
Original article: nucnet.org/news/government-announces-inquiry-into-nuclear-energy

The government of South Australia will support nine of the 12 recommendations of a Royal Commission on the nuclear fuel cycle, Premier Jay Weatherill announced today. These include the expansion of uranium mining and exploration, but not the removal of existing prohibitions on nuclear power generation.

Date: Tuesday, 15 November 2016
Original article: world-nuclear-news.org/Articles/South-Australia-government-responds-to-Royal-Commi

South Australia Royal Commission into the Nuclear Fuel Cycle recommended, in its 344-page report published on 9 May, that South Australia should "further investigate" the feasibility of the storage and disposal of international used nuclear fuel and intermediate-level waste. The commission said South Australia has the attributes and capabilities to manage and dispose of international used nuclear fuel safely, and it would have a significant inter-generational benefit to the community.

Date: Tuesday, 10 May 2016
Original article: neimagazine.com/news/newssouth-australia-considers-international-waste-facility-4888242