Campaign News

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Consequences of nuclear weapons: new briefing paper

CAMPAIGN NEWS: The International Physicians for the Prevention of Nuclear War has published a summary of the evidence and new research findings on the catastrophic consequences of nuclear weapons and nuclear war. It has been submitted to the 1st Meeting of States...

Joint health statement for First Meeting of States Parties

CAMPAIGN NEWS: Statement by the International Council of Nurses (ICN), International Federation of Medical Student Associations (IFMSA), International Physicians for the Prevention of Nuclear War (IPPNW), World Federation of Public Health Associations (WFPHA) and the...

First Nations statement on Ukraine

CAMPAIGN NEWS: STATEMENT FROM THE AUSTRALIAN NUCLEAR FREE ALLIANCE The war in Ukraine is a reminder that all nuclear facilities can be weaponised against people and that nuclear weapons are not a ‘deterrent’. Instead, these illegal weapons of mass destruction are used...

FAQ: Nuclear weapons and Russia

CAMPAIGN NEWS: The invasion of Ukraine by Russia, and Putin's subsequent decision to put nuclear weapons on a higher alert alert level, demonstrate the urgency to rid the world of these weapons of mass destruction. Security does not come from nuclear deterrence, a...

Russia threatens to use nuclear weapons

CAMPAIGN NEWS: ICAN Australia Statement   The world has moved closer to a nuclear catastrophe with the order by Russian President Vladimir Putin to put Russia’s nuclear arsenal on combat readiness amidst his country’s illegal invasion of Ukraine. We strongly...

Statement on Russia’s invasion of Ukraine

CAMPAIGN NEWS:   ICAN Australia strongly condemns the Russian invasion of Ukraine and Putin’s threat to use nuclear weapons. A war of aggression is never acceptable or lawful. Wars have terrible, long-lasting impacts for civilians. Potential escalation to nuclear...

Labor Policy and the TPNW

BACKGROUND:LABOR POLICY ON THE NUCLEAR WEAPON BAN TREATY IN 2022 The following represents Labor’s position on nuclear weapons, and in particular the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons. Labor: Notes the unacceptable risk posed by more than 13,000 nuclear...

Doomsday Clock set to 100 seconds to midnight

CAMPAIGN NEWS: Australia's imperative to step up on nuclear weapons   Today’s new setting of the global Doomsday Clock highlights the need for urgent action to reduce the growing threat of the accidental or deliberate use of nuclear weapons. The clock, a 75 year...

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...

Quit Nukes Report Launched!

CAMPAIGN NEWS: MOST MAJOR AUSTRALIAN SUPERANNUATION FUNDS INVEST IN NUCLEAR WEAPONS DESPITE UNITED NATIONS TREATY 9 December 2021 New research from the Australia Institute and Quit Nukes reveals most major Australian superannuation funds have holdings in nuclear...