We are often told the Australian military alliance with the United States allows us to adhere to the “International Rules Based Order”. A 2018 report found that the “rules” don’t always apply.
We have launched a new petition calling on the Australian Labor Party (ALP) to commit to signing and ratifying the United Nations Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons. The ALP is currently finalising their policy platform to take to the next federal election. The ALP is in the process of deciding their position on […]
Published by the Hobart Mercury, 8th February 2018 Last Friday the Peace Boat brought survivors to Hobart to describe their ordeals and ask us to help. Tanaka, a survivor of the bombing of Hiroshima in 1945 by U.S atomic bombs, described the enormous, instant, long lasting destruction of people and land. A farmer whose family […]
(Published by The Guardian, 6 February 2018) International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons founder describes weapons review as ‘a chilling document’ that echoes cold war era. Australia’s Nobel peace laureate says America’s aggressive new nuclear policy is “a blueprint for nuclear war” that returns the world to a cold war mentality. Tilman Ruff, the founding […]
Published by the Hobart Mercury,31 January 2018 This is the 96th voyage of the ‘Peace Boat’, since its first trip in 1983. During that time it has visited over 120 ports in more than 80 countries. The current ship, the Ocean Dream, carries 800-1000 passengers on a different type of cruise to normal. During the […]