Nuclear weapons

Making waves on journey to nuclear treaty - by Sally Attrill, Convenor MAPW Tasmania

Published by the Hobart Mercury,31 January 2018 

Nuclear weapons — Australia stands on the wrong side of history by Tilman Ruff

opinion article published by righnow.org.au

During Senate estimates in October last year, the Australian government dug further into the deep and dark moral abyss in which it is stuck in relation to the existential threat posed by nuclear weapons.

Pine Gap and the Nobel prize the Oz government ignores

COMMENT by RUSSELL GOLDFLAM

Published by Alice Springs News - 16 October 2017

A Nobel Peace Prize born in Australia

Australians can be very proud. The winner of the 2017 Nobel Peace Prize, the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (ICANi), started in Melbourne. It began when the Medical Association for the Prevention of War (MAPW) recognised that nuclear weapons, the very worst of the weapons of mass destruction, were still "legitimate".

ICAN awarded Nobel Peace Prize - Australia must now sign the UN Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons

Saturday 7 October 2017

The Medical Association for Prevention of War congratulates ICANi for winning the 2017 Nobel Peace Prize. 

Australia MUST sign nuclear disarmament treaty

Today the historic Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons (TPNW) opens for signature at the United Nations. This treaty was adopted in July this year with the support of 122 nations. The treaty prohibits development, testing, production, possession, use, or threatened use of nuclear weapons.

Ban treaty is a “significant forward step” toward elimination of nuclear weapons

 [The following joint statement has been released by IPPNWi of which MAPW is an afiliate, the World Medical Association, the International Council of Nurses, and the World Federation of PublicHealth Associations. The Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons opens for signature at the United Nations on September 20, 2017.]

North Korea crisis: Reckless threats from both sides must stop

Statement by International Physicians for Prevention of Nuclear War (IPPNWi)

Time to Banish the Threat of Nuclear Weapons

by SALLY ATRILL, Mercury August 7, 2017 12:00am

HIROSHIMA Day is again upon us.  The Japanese city of Hiroshima of around 350,000 people, was the first city to be attacked with a nuclear weapon when a single bomb was dropped by the USA on August 6, 1945 towards the end of World War 2.

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