MAPW and ICAN – the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons – have welcomed today’s call by a federal parliamentary inquiry, for Australia to play a leading role in ridding the world of nuclear weapons through a global Nuclear Weapons Convention (NWC).
Fissile Materials Cut-Off Treaty
MAPW’s National Council, which met on the weekend of 29-30 August 2009, was addressed by the Member for Wills, Kelvin Thomson M. Mr Thomson chairs the Australian Parliament’s significant Joint Standing Committee on Treaties (JSCOT), which is expected to report later this month on its broad-ranging inquiry into Australia’s nuclear treaties.
(UPDATED 24 MARCH 2009) Parliament’s Joint Standing Committee on Treaties has published 78 public submissions to its Inquiry into all the international nuclear treaties involving Australia.
The Government of Norway, with the Nuclear Threat Initiative (NTI) and the Hoover Institution, convened an international conference on Achieving the Vision of a World Free of Nuclear Weapons, in Oslo on 26 – 27 February 2008.