The Null Device
Australia is giving itself the option of acquiring nuclear weapons, by maintaining a nuclear power programme (unnecessary for energy-generation needs, incidentally) which could be used to start a bomb programme, and reaching an agreement to buy tactical nukes from our benefactors in Washington.
"There is no doubt in my mind that a main purpose of Lucas Heights is to maintain Australia's capacity to develop nuclear weapons," the former adviser said this week. "It is Australia's insurance policy against the future, just in case the US does not come to our aid. We are way more advanced in nuclear technology than Saddam Hussein ever was."
"The new reactor they are building is very large for the purposes they claim it will be used for," he said. "To fulfil its medical functions, the reactor would only need to be a fifth to a tenth of the size of the one they are building.