Dutton’s nuclear ‘plan’ the latest sign both major parties are in lock-step to destroy the climate

Australian Greens

The Australian Greens have said Peter Dutton’s nuclear ‘plan’ is nothing more than a distraction from both major parties’ support for opening up new coal and gas mines.

In a climate crisis, governments should be doing all they can to stop opening coal and gas mines and move towards clean renewables.

Instead, the Liberals are wasting time spruiking nuclear and undermining investment in renewables. And since Labor came into power in 2022, five new coal projects and eight new gas projects have been approved.

As stated by Leader of the Australian Greens, Adam Bandt MP:

“Peter Dutton’s nuclear ‘plan’ is a dangerous smokescreen for keeping coal and gas in the system for longer.

“Peter Dutton’s plan can’t be implemented, because he can’t win government nor repeal the nuclear ban in the Senate, but Labor loves this fake fight because it distracts attention from Labor opening new coal and gas.

“It’s becoming clearer by the day that neither Labor nor the Liberals care about taking strong climate action.

“The battle lines for the next election are clear. Liberals are for nuclear, Labor is for more coal and gas and the Greens are for clean renewables.”

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