Nuclear Seminar Program

Nuclear Seminar Program

Start End Topic Speaker/Remarks
07:30 08:30 Registration and Refreshments  
08:30 08:40 Introduction and Background CDRE Mark Sander RAN (rtd) - President, Submarine Institute of Australia
08:40 09:15

Opening Keynote Address - Nuclear Australia – Need for Energy Policy Neutrality

The Hon. Martin Ferguson AM - Former Federal Labor Minister for Resources
09:15 09:50

60 Years and Counting: A vision for the future of the Australian nuclear industry.

Professor Lyndon Edwards - National Director, Australian Generation IV International Forum Research
09:50 10:25 If Australia had a need for nuclear powered submarines, would the Royal Commission findings have been different? Greg Ward - Chief of Staff to the Royal Commissioner into the Nuclear Fuel Cycle
10:25 10:45 Morning Tea  
10:45 11:20 Energy Policy in Australia - Why not nuclear? Robert Pritchard - Executive Director, Energy Policy Institute
11:20 11:50 Potential Economic and Social benefit to the Nation from an Australian Nuclear Industry. Mr Tony Irwin - Chairman, Engineers Australia Sydney Division Nuclear Engineering Panel
11:50 12:20 Nuclear Power: Caution! Professor Ian Lowe - Emeritus Professor, Science, Technology and Society, Griffith University
12:20 13:10 Lunch  
13:10 13:45 The requirements for advanced reactor development and potential strategic vision Ms Zabrina Johal - Director Business Development, General Atomics
13:45 14:20 What type of nuclear energy might Australia deploy? Dr Ben Heard - Consultant - Asset Performance, Frazer-Nash Consultancy
14:20 14:55 Personal experiences of Purchasing, Operating and Sustaining Nuclear Submarines. Rear Admiral Steve Lloyd RN (Rtd) - Former Royal Navy Submarine Engineering Executive
14:55 15:15 Afternoon Tea  
15:15 15:35 Media and Stakeholder Engagement - How should the Nuclear Debate be managed in the media and how should the Australian public be engaged in this debate? Ms Katherine Ziesing - Editor, Australian Defence Magazine
15:35 16:10 How to influence Defece White Papers regarding Force Design. Peter Jennings PSM - Executive Director, Australian Strategic Policy Institute.
16:10 17:10

Panel Discussion and Open Forum.

Moderator gives summary of observations from the day.  Each panel member gets 5 minutes to speak on any relevant topic of their choosing followed by 30 minutes of questions and open forum from the floor.

Moderator: Professor Tom Frame AM - UNSW Canberra Public Leadership Research Group
The Hon Stephen Conroy - former Federal Labor Minister for Communications
Professor Ken Baldwin - Professor of Physics and Director of the Energy Change Institute, ANU
Mr Allan Behm - policy advisor and former Chief of Staff to Minister for Defence Materiel, Climate Change and Industry
Mr Patrick Gibbons - Principal Advisor - Energy, Coal & Uranium, Minerals Council of Australia
17:10 17:30 Closing Address - The Way Ahead CDRE Mark Sander RAN (rtd) - President, Submarine Institute of Australia
17:30 18:45 Post-Conference Drinks and Networking  

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