Australian Security and Intelligence Conference

Document Type

Conference Proceeding


Security Research Centre, School of Computer and Security Science, Edith Cowan University

Place of Publication

Perth, Western Australia


David Michael Cook


Swan, G. I. (2009). Energy security: An Australian nuclear power industry. In D. M. Cook (Ed.)., Proceedings of the 2nd Australian Security and Intelligence Conference, Kings Hotel, Perth, Western Australia, 1-3 December, 2009. (pp. 48-54).


Climate change and energy security are driving a worldwide renaissance in nuclear power. An Australian nuclear power industry has also been seriously investigated by the Australian government and its agencies. This paper provides a broad overview of the nuclear fuel cycle and the nuclear power industry. It identifies aspects that are sensitive to nuclear terrorism and nuclear weapons proliferation to help security professionals identify threats and prepare for a possible Australian nuclear power industry.