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Cory Bernardi says PM got his ‘hopes up’ on nuclear power

Senator Cory Bernardi has backed nuclear power after the Prime Minister said he is not considering the energy alternative.

Nuclear power plants are illegal in Australia but experts say it could be the answer to Australia’s energy concerns.

Senator Cory Bernardi had introduced a bill last year to remove a ban on nuclear energy.

He tells Luke Grant he was hopeful when he heard Scott Morrison had been open to the idea.

“The Prime Minister got my hopes up when he said nuclear energy might be a part of the mix if it stacks up on its own two feet.

“But within 48 hours all the usual suspects come out and monster him into a position which is basically ‘oh no it’s not on the table’.

“Any idea that’s not driven by the left is outrageous and terrible and awful.”

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