Support for nuclear ban to be lifted
MORE Australians support overturning a ban on nuclear energy than keeping it in place, according to new research.
The survey for the Minerals Council of Australia also revealed support to lift the ban was just as strong in Greensleaning inner-city seats as other parts of the country.
The polling by JWS Research in October found 40 per cent of the 1500 respondents supported lifting the ban and 39 per cent were in favour of using nuclear power in Australia. About a third of respondents backed the ban remaining while 26 per cent were “neutral” or unsure about the need to allow nuclear energy.
Minerals Council of Australia chief executive Tania Constable said support for nuclear energy grew stronger as people became more informed.
“This sends a clear message to our politicians that many Australians aren’t fooled by anti-scientific scare campaigns and want nuclear energy to be considered as part of our nation’s future energy mix,” Ms Constable said.