I'll bet Johannes enjoyed drawing this one!
It's so obvious this was going to be ripped off something fierce!

Old faithful ABC, Labor's PR wing.

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Australia's climate wars are heating up again, with the nation's future energy mix looking potentially radioactive.

While federal Opposition Leader Peter Dutton insists nuclear power is the best way to achieve net zero by 2050, his position has not received strong support from senior state Coalition MPs, particularly in New South Wales, Victoria and Queensland.

Earlier this year, Victorian Liberal leader John Pesutto told ABC Radio Melbourne that he did not support the construction of nuclear reactors in the La Trobe Valley, the site of existing coal-fired power stations.

Queensland's Liberal-National leader David Crisafulli said nuclear was not on his agenda "because it just won't happen until Canberra sorts that out".

Some of the most vocal opposition has come from New South Wales' former Liberal treasurer Matt Kean, who dismissed nuclear as "hugely expensive" and a "Trojan horse" for the coal industry.

In addition, the nation's leading scientific body, the CSIRO, says it would take at least 15 years to build a large-scale nuclear power plant — and it would cost twice as much to produce electricity through nuclear reactors when compared with renewable sources.