I don’t know about you – but I feel mighty uneasy when the PM announces that he hopes for a “full-scale nuclear debate“. He certainly doesn’t have a good track record with debating the issues – be it Iraq, WorkChoices, refugee and civil liberties “protection”, or any of the other sweeping legislation he’s introduced in his tenure.
A real debate into nuclear would incorporate informed analysis from all sides, including a real look at the total cost, dangers (of both the source material, the processing and use and the storage of waste) and efficiency (including mining operations for extraction and processing for enrichment).
I somehow doubt that the debate will look anything like a balanced investigation.
(The good news is that the SA Advertiser article linked to above got WWF’s position right.)