Weatherill is right to seek a “social licence” on nuclear industry

Criticism of the State Government’s decision to turn to citizens’ juries for advice on our nuclear future overlooks the importance of gaining a “social licence” for such a momentous decision, writes Nathan Paine.

The long-awaited release of the Royal Commission’s Report into the Nuclear Fuel Cycle was an important step on the road to a sensible community debate in what is quite possibly the single largest economic decision South Australia has ever made.

This is why it was so deeply disappointing to read opinion pieces like Chris Kenny’s (Sunday Mail, May 14), where he basically called the Premier weak for not just flicking the switch on a nuclear future for South Australia. These types of comments are both ill-informed and unhelpful to the debate.

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