NOTHING NEW UNDER THE SUN (ALMOST)
4th February, 1946 : Australia’s vast unpopulated desert spaces provide an ideal setting for Britain to carry out full-scale atomic experiments, according to some British opinion. The Daily Mail newspaper says in an editorial that the bombing of Hiroshima emphasised the need for the development of atomic energy within the British Empire. England is too small and crowded for full-scale testing to be carried out without the risk of widespread disaster in the event of an accident. The prospect of vast stores of uranium in Australia made it even more obviously the best place for this kind of experiment.
[ It would be an understatement to say that Australia missed the nuclear energy train. Australia’s witless and unimaginative politicians attached the country to the age of horse transport. Despite the anti-nuclear rhetoric, and the false news fabricated by The Guardian , the main stream media and the socialist fellow travellers, most world countries either embrace or at least silently encourage the nuclear power, as, for an Australian, the depressing statistic shows- List of reactors Australia is the Fourth World country, increasingly making herself defenceless and economically unviable. ]