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.

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...

Submission to AUKUS review

CAMPAIGN NEWS: Submission to the Joint Standing Committee on Treaties Inquiry on the ‘Treaty’: Agreement between the Government of Australia, the Government of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, and the Government of the United States of America...

First Meeting of States Parties – Vienna 2022

The First Meeting of States Parties to the UN Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons (TPNW) will take place at the United Nations Office in Vienna from 22 to 24 March 2022.  At this inaugural meeting, States Parties to the TPNW (nations who have ratified the...

Get involved in direct advocacy to help end nuclear weapons!

Three out of four people want the Australian Government to sign and ratify the UN Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons, but it hasn’t happened yet. The government’s position does not reflect the will of the people, and they are trying to get away with it. We...

ANFA statement on nuclear submarines

CAMPAIGN NEWS: AUSTRALIAN NUCLEAR FREE ALLIANCE Statement 26 October 2021 NO NUCLEAR SUBMARINES FOR AUSTRALIA   Since 1997 the Australian Nuclear Free Alliance (ANFA) has brought together Aboriginal people and civil society groups concerned about existing or...

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...