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.
Treaties and bodies
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 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 […]
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. In questioning by Tasmanian Labor Senator Lisa Singh, DFAT Assistant Secretary Richard Sadleir sought to explain the circumstances in which under […]
Opinion article by Dr Margaret Beavis, – board member of ICAN (Australia) and the Medical Association for Prevention of War. Published by the Canberra Times on January 1st 2018 As we look back on the past year, one issue that abruptly came into focus was nuclear weapons. On the one hand, North Korea aggressively tested […]