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Strategic Insights 28 - Australian uranium exports and security: Preventing proliferation

By Andrew Davies and Australian Strategic Policy Institute

The government has recently put the issue of Australia’s future nuclear industry firmly on the table, and has established a taskforce to review uranium mining processing and nuclear energy in Australia.

This ASPI Strategic Insight, authored by Andrew Davies, examines the impact that any change to Australia’s place in the nuclear supply chain might have on the proliferation of nuclear weapons.

To see submissions to the Taskforce on Uranium Mining, Processing and Nuclear Energy Review, including ASPI's, go to

If you would like to find out more about isotopes, chain reactions and the concept of critical mass before reading the report go to