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.

Message to Maohi Nui

CAMPAIGN NEWS: The International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear weapons (ICAN) Australia extends our warm regards and solidarity for the Maohi Lives Matter event on 17 July 2021 in Papeete, Tahiti, as you mark the anniversary of the “Centaur” nuclear test in 1974.  ...

Australian Local Government Association endorses the ban

CAMPAIGN NEWS:The National General Assembly calls on the Australian Government to sign and ratify the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons. At its National General Assembly in Canberra today the Australian Local Government Association unanimously passed a...

What you said

CAMPAIGN NEWS: ICAN AUSTRALIA SUPPORTER SURVEY   Summary and report by David Grinszpan. The first thing we at ICAN Australia would like to do is thank all our dedicated supporters for their response to our first ever supporter survey. Your responses have been...

Shoalhaven and Mt Isa councils back the ban

CAMPAIGN NEWS:In February 2021 the Mt Isa City Council declared it's support for the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons, thereby becoming the first Queensland council to endorse the ICAN Cities Appeal. Their endorsement is a direct result of the advocacy of...

Labor Policy and the TPNW

BACKGROUND: ADOPTED 2018 and REAFFIRMED 2021:   "Labor: Congratulates the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons on its work in returning to global prominence the cause of nuclear disarmament; Acknowledges the value of the Treaty on the Prohibition of...

How we celebrated

CAMPAIGN NEWS: Across Australia, the birthplace of ICAN, the entry into force of the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons was celebrated loudly along with a clear call for the federal government to sign and ratify without delay. Worldwide, more than 150...

Nuclear weapons are illegal

CAMPAIGN NEWS: THE UN TREATY ON THE PROHIBITION OF NUCLEAR WEAPONS IS NOW IN FORCE.   It is the first treaty to comprehensively ban nuclear weapons and provide a pathway for all nations to outlaw and eliminate nuclear weapons. It is a crucial piece of...

Celebrating entry-into-force

CAMPAIGN NEWS: The Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons enters into force on Friday the 22nd of January, 2021. Around the world, our movement will celebrate this historic achievement and raise the pressure for all nations to sign and ratify the treaty. In...

For the record…

NEW RESOURCE: The Australian Government's position on the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons (TPNW) is set out in one paragraph on the website of the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (accessed here in November 2020): What is Australia's view of the...

Take action: Biden and the ban

CAMPAIGN NEWS: Two major upcoming events present new opportunities for action: a Biden Presidency and the entry into force of the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons. Use this tool to send a quick message to your federal representatives urging them to...