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Campaign News

It’s inevitable that Australia signs and ratifies the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons. Keep your finger on the pulse of the campaign by reading selected campaign news below, joining our email list or following ICAN Australia on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook.

B-52 aircraft in Australia should not be nuclear-capable

CAMPAIGN NEWS: In November 2022 the ABC reported on the Australian Government's planned deployment of up to six US nuclear-capable B-52 aircraft at RAAF Base Tindal in the Northern Territory.  ICAN Australia is deeply concerned that the aircraft may carry nuclear...

Australia drops opposition to TPNW in United Nations vote

CAMPAIGN NEWS:Australia drops opposition to TPNW in United Nations vote 29 October 2022 Today, in a vote at the United Nations, Australia dropped its opposition to the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons (TPNW), bringing an end to five years of hostility to...

Ten independents call for progress on nuclear ban treaty

CAMPAIGN NEWS:Ten independents call for Australia to step up on nuclear disarmament 23 September 2022 As world leaders gather in New York this week for the annual opening of the United Nations General Assembly, ten independent federal parliamentarians have issued a...

New briefing paper on Labor policy

CAMPAIGN NEWS: ICAN Australia has published a briefing paper, and summary, on the Australian Labor Party's platform policy, adopted in 2018 and reaffirmed in 2021, to sign and ratify the UN Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons in government. It addresses the...

Vale Anne Kantor AO

CAMPAIGN NEWS: Anne Kantor AO 20 Sep 1935 - 14 Sep 2022   ICAN Australia honours the huge heart, compassion, generosity and humility of Anne Kantor's life and work. Anne and her extended family have been and continue to be friends, fellow travellers, wise...

Remembering Hiroshima and Nagasaki – Events 2022

CAMPAIGN NEWS: This August 6 and 9 mark the 77th anniversaries of the nuclear bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki. All across Australia, communities will gather to commemorate these sombre anniversaries. We have listed some of these events below.While ICAN Australia...

Troubled Waters: nuclear submarines

CAMPAIGN NEWS: In September 2021 the Australian, UK and US heads of state announced a new partnership "AUKUS" and their intention to assist nuclear-powered submarines for Australia. The Australian Government is currently undergoing an 18-month scoping period on this...