Lift nuclear power prohibitions in Queensland

Eligibility - Queensland citizens
Principal Petitioner:
Tyrone D'Lisle
1702/25 Charlotte Street
Total Signatures - 2,141
Sponsoring Member: The Clerk of the Parliament
Posting Date: 25/10/2022
Closing Date: 31/1/2023
Tabled Date: 21/2/2023
Responded By: Hon Mick de Brenni MP on 23/3/2023
TO: The Honourable the Speaker and Members of the Legislative Assembly of Queensland

Queensland citizens draws to the attention of the House that Queensland currently has a prohibition on nuclear power. This puts us at odds with major economies around the world which allow the use of nuclear power.

Globally nuclear power accounts for roughly 10% of the electricity mix and is the second largest source of clean energy after hydroelectricity. There is a global shift toward nuclear power to provide a reliable source of clean energy as the world transitions away from fossil fuels. Australia has the world's largest known uranium reserves which means nuclear provides energy security in an increasingly unstable world. Queensland has a fleet of ageing coal and gas plants that could be converted to nuclear plants, providing continued high paying jobs and economic opportunity to workers and their communities.

Your petitioners, therefore, request the House to remove all state legislative barriers to the use of nuclear power and facilities in Queensland and encourage the State government to work constructively with the Federal Government to secure opportunities for nuclear power to be built in Queensland.