Nationals leader calls for PM to have ‘open mind’ to nuclear energy
Nationals leader David Littleproud is calling upon Anthony Albanese to use “common sense” and have an “open mind” to nuclear energy.
As the energy debate continues, Labor has been accused of “demonising” nuclear technology by the Nationals.
David Littleproud last month wrote to Mr Albanese urging him to assemble a energy summit that would look at a range of issues including nuclear power.
The PM replied saying that nuclear is “not currently a viable energy source for our country”.
Mr Littleproud has told Chris Smith it’s time for the government to have a mature conversation about the topic.
“Australians are sick of the yelling and screaming … I’m going to have another conversation with him and say ‘mate this is an opportunity for us to leap.'”
“Let’s think laterally about the opportunities that are there without having to spend a bomb on it.”
Press PLAY below to hear Mr Littleproud’s message to Anthony Albanese