Media release from the office of the Premier, Jay Weatherill, here https://twitter.com/alpsa/status/564225203031388160/photo/1
In press conference the Premier made these highly encouraging remarks:
“The Royal Commission is traditionally used to look backwards at things that have gone wrong.
“We will use a Royal Commission in a different way”.
“It needs to be a mature debate, it will be a robust debate, but it’s a debate we believe has its time.”
“We need a clearer understanding of the nature of energy demands around the world and indeed in this country.
“We also need to ensure that this debate is carried out in a way that understands the potential economic benefits for our state and our nation.
“Most of all we want SA to explore this issue in a way that allows them to grapple with the practical, ethical and financial considerations involved”.
This is great news and I look forward to following this exciting development.
To think people said Australia can’t change on nuclear…
Mr Weatherill said in the past he had been opposed to nuclear but “I now have an open mind about these issues.