August 5th, 2008

63rd anniversary of Hiroshima bombing commemorated around Australia

9 AUGUST 2008: Events around Australia commemorated the 63rd anniversary of the bombing of Hiroshima (6 August 19450 and Nagasaki (9 August 1945).

Wednesday 6 August:

July 11th

Australia's dangerous military history

JULE 2008: TWO NEW REPORTS based on recently released documents, show Australia's willilngness to test and use weapons of mass destruction during the cold war period.

June 16th

Australia welcomes Guam activists

SATURDAY 14 JUNE: Visiting Chamoru activists Lisa Natividad and Julian Aguon inspired over fifty participants at an Melbourne workshop on the expansion of US bases in Guam, and the creation of new bases in Okinawa. See the Events column for details of further Australian meetings.

June 12th

Indian doctors welcome Australian decision not to sell uranium to India

INDIA, 10 JUNE 2008. Indian Doctors for Peace and Development (IDPD) - MAPW's sister organisation and fellow affiliate of IPPNWi - have issued a press release welcoming Australia's decision not to sell uranium to India, and Prime Minister Rudd's announcement of a new international Commission to advance nuclear disarmament,

June 10th

MAPW applauds PM's initiative in setting up Commission for nuclear disarmament

CANBERRA, 9 June 2008. MAPW'S President has congratulated Prime Minister Kevin Rudd fon plans announced today for Australia to set up a new international body to push for nuclear disarmament. 

June 4th

New treaty bans worst cluster munitions

IN DUBLIN between 19 May and 28 May, 110 governments negotiated a new international treaty, the Convention on Cluster Munitions, that will ban cluster munitions that “cause unacceptable harm to civilians”. The treaty bans all the cluster munitions that have been extensively used.

May 27th

Act now to ban cluster munitions

21 MAY 2008. MAPW has asked its members and supporters to take urgent action (detailed below) to persuade the Australian government to support a total ban on cluster bombs.

A crucial international conference is taking place in Dublin, where the wording of the treaty to ban cluster bombs will be finalised by the end of this week. 

May 23rd

Earthquakes, break-in, raise nuclear safety questions

  • Two stories this week show the vulnerability and risks posed by both military and civilian nuclear facilities

Sweden: Men held over nuclear scare

SWEDISH police detained two men on suspicion of planning to sabotage a nuclear power station today after one of them was discovered entering it with small amounts of a highly explosive material.

May 22nd

ICAN Australia releases report on recent NPT (nuclear treaty) meeting

ICANi Australia's report on the nuclear Non Proliferation Treaty Preparatory Committee (NPTi PrepCom) held in Geneva from 28 April to 9 May, has now been finalised.

International campaign to stop HEU use in radiopharmaceutical production

MAY 2008: IPPNWi has launched a medical campaign, as part of ICANi, to accelerate the global conversion of radioisotope-producing reactors from highly enriched uranium (HEUi) to low enriched uranium (LEU).