Senator Sean Edwards
Liberal Senator for South Australia
5.30 for 6 pm Wednesday 27 July 2016.
Engineers Australia Harricks Auditorium, Ground Floor, 8 Thomas Street, Chatswood, NSW.
Meeting hosted by the Nuclear Engineering Panel, Engineers Australia.
Light refreshments will be provided prior to the presentation.
Registration: Engineers Australia Members & Students: Free
If not a member of Engineers Australia: $30
Senator Edwards is calling for an economic turnaround for South Australia through his innovative nuclear power policy released in August 2015. His proposal takes used fuel from overseas countries, interim stores in an Independent Spent Fuel Storage Installation (dry casks), before recycling the fuel and burning in a Prism fast reactor which produces electricity and reduces the decay time of the final radioactive waste. He says the scientific and economic case for nuclear energy was made long ago and all that stands in the way today is political will.
There is for the first time a bipartisan sentiment attached to the nuclear debate in Australia. Senator Edwards will discuss the political challenge of realising a nuclear powered state that could deliver a transformative economic advantage significant enough to effectively create a special economic zone by stealth.
The Nuclear Fuel Cycle Royal Commission’s final report issued in May 2016 effectively endorsed Senator Edward’s proposal by recommending that South Australia pursue the import and management of used fuel from overseas.
About Senator Sean Edwards
Sean Edwards commenced service in the Australian Federal Parliament on 1 July 2010. Prior to this, he had a successful career as an auctioneer and real estate agency, property developer and founder of Kirrihill Wines, one of the most successful Clare valley wineries. Sean was an executive and subsequently non-executive chairman of Kirrihill Wines for 17 years.