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.

ACTU supports the ban

CAMPAIGN NEWS: At their September Executive meeting, the Australian Council of Trade Unions officially endorsed the below policy in support of the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons. As an ICAN partner, the ACTU joins with two dozen other union bodies in...

Nuclear-powered submarines: briefing note

CAMPAIGN NEWS: ICAN Australia has major concerns regarding the Australian Government’s proposed acquisition of nuclear submarines through the AUKUS partnership. While Prime Minister Scott Morrison has claimed that Australia is not seeking to establish a nuclear...

WA Labor backs the ban

CAMPAIGN NEWS: Over the weekend WA Labor held its conference and an ICAN stall was there to talk with delegates about the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons. Dozens of parliamentarians, unionists, delegates and Labor members stopped by to talk and hold...

What’s everyone saying about the AUKUS nuclear submarine deal

CAMPAIGN NEWS: It's been all over the headlines with opinion pieces, public commentary and movement statements abounding. Here we collate statements from civil society organisations with a diversity of perspectives. ICAN Australia, Nuclear by stealth? Concerns grow...

Media Release: Nuclear Submarine Plan

CAMPAIGN NEWS:   Nuclear by stealth? Concerns grow over nuclear submarine plan President Joe Biden has today announced a partnership with Prime Minister Scott Morrison and UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson to expand military capabilities and collaboration in the...

Australia-Pacific voices present to UN meeting

CAMPAIGN NEWS: Two powerful women from Australia and the Marshall Islands were invited to present to the 2021 UN General Assembly High-level plenary meeting to commemorate and promote the International Day against Nuclear Tests.   Aunty Sue Coleman-Haseldine is a...

Ban School class #4: Banning the Bomb, Smashing the Patriarchy

CAMPAIGN NEWS:Speakers: Scott Ludlum, former Senator and ICAN ambassador, author of Full Circle. Ray Acheson, Director of Reaching Critical Will, author of Banning the Bomb, Smashing the Patriarchy. Facilitated by ICAN co-founders Dimity Hawkins and Dave Sweeney. This...

Ban School class #3: How to End Nuclear Deterrence and Influence People

CAMPAIGN NEWS:Speakers Dimity Hawkins AM, ICAN co-founder, academic and activist who is passionate about nuclear disarmament and justice. Yhonnie Scarce, Kokatha and Nukunu artist. Dr Marianne Hanson, Ass. Prof. of International Relations at University of Queensland...

Submission to the IPAN Inquiry

CAMPAIGN NEWS:The Board of the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (ICAN) Australia, is pleased to make this submission to the Independent and Peaceful Australia Network (IPAN) Inquiry on the implications and impact of the US–Australia alliance. Because...

Ban School class #2: Resistance is Forever

CAMPAIGN NEWS:The lives and homelands of indigenous people throughout the Pacific Islands and Australia have been forever changed by atomic bomb testing. Beginning in the mid-1940s until the late 1970s, world superpowers took advantage of native lands in their pursuit...