Peak health organisations, representing hundreds of thousands of members, have signed on to a call for Australia to commit to signing the 2017 UN Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons. The current government has refused to sign this ground-breaking global agreement, and the ALP’s position is expected to be a highly contentious issue at next week’s national conference.
The Australian Nursing and Midwifery Federation (ANMF), the country’s largest union, the Public Health Association of Australia (PHAA), the Rehabilitation Medicine Society of Australia and New Zealand (RMSANZ) and the Royal Australasian College of Physicians (RACP) have signed the MAPW Healthcare Organisations Statement to Ban Nuclear Weapons.
We urge all health professionals and their representatives to add your voices to the MAPW statement.
Take action now:
Individual health professionals, read and sign the statement online here.
You can download a copy of it to share with colleagues here.
If you represent an organisation involved in health care, read and sign the statement here.
You can download a copy of the healthcare organisations statement to share with your professional body here.