Fans of nuclear power might have got excited this morning when they read that the Minerals Council of Australia had produced an "analysis" on how it was time to end the prohibition on nuclear power plants in Australia.

"Analysis" calls to mind a sober assessment of the pros and cons, some consideration of evidence, an exploration of issues commonly raised on a subject, but alas, the "analysis" or, as it's termed, "policy paper" from the Minerals Council is more like a brochure.