Portal:Nuclear Issues/Selected biography

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Spotting the wind shift: Following the defeat in late November 2007 of the pro-nuclear Prime Minister John Howard, BHP Billiton moved quickly to boost its credentials with the incoming Labor government by employing Geoff Walsh. Walsh has been a an adviser to a string of Australian Labor Party politicians and a senior party official. BHP Billiton are planning a major expansion of their Roxby Downs uranium and copper mine in South Australia. The Australian newspaper recently reported that the expanded mine would need "nearly half of South Australia's current electricity supply" to power the project.