Australia needs to ‘discuss the benefits’ of small modular reactors

Liberal Party Defence and National Security Policy Chair Lincoln Parker says he can’t understand why Australia isn’t “discussing the benefits” of small modular reactors.

This comes as Rolls Royce is set to start building parts for its small modular nuclear reactors in the UK in anticipation of receiving regulatory approval from the British government by 2024.

“It doesn’t seem that we’re even having the debate in the public,” Mr Parker told Sky News host Chris Smith.