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Australia becomes active member of GIF

New Nuclear

18 September 2017

Adi_Paterson_GIF_180917-(Ansto)-48Australia has formally acceded to the Framework Agreement of the Generation IV International Forum, an international task force set up to develop and design the next generation of nuclear energy systems. Accession allows Australia, which has no nuclear power program of its own, to become actively engaged in R&D projects related to Generation IV systems.

Funding boost for Australian Synchrotron


31 August 2017

Australian Synchrotron exterior - 48The number of beamlines at the Australian Synchrotron will be increased from ten to as many as 18, boosting research output at the facility. The expansion has been made possible by the Australian Nuclear Science and Technology Organisation securing AUD80.2 million ($63 million) in new funding.

New blueprint for Australian electricity

Nuclear Policies

19 June 2017

The Australian government is considering the recommendations of an independent review of the country's electricity market. The review, led by Chief Scientist Alan Finkel, has drawn up a blueprint for an electricity system that will deliver future reliability and increased security, while rewarding consumers and lowering emissions.

Australian organisation calls for end to nuclear ban

Nuclear Policies

01 September 2017

Opal_building_(Ansto)-48The Minerals Council of Australia (MCA) has called on the Australian government to reverse legislation that effectively bans the country from developing a nuclear energy industry. The MCA, which represents the country's exploration, mining and minerals processing industry, has also called for uranium projects to be removed from the definition of "nuclear action" under federal environmental law.

Four uranium projects excluded from Western Australia ban

Uranium and Fuel

21 June 2017

Mulga Rock project - 48The Western Australian government has imposed a ban on future uranium mining leases, but says it will not stand in the way of four uranium projects approved by the state's previous government.

Australian PM says exports to India soon

Nuclear Policies

11 April 2017

Turnbull_Modi_April2017_(PM_India)-48Australia wishes to export uranium to India "as soon as possible", Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull said today. Turnbull made his comments during an official visit to India.