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WA parliament discusses the nuclear weapon ban treaty

CAMPAIGN NEWS: To commemorate the 75th anniversaries of the nuclear bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, 6 members of the WA Parliament spent an hour discussing nuclear disarmament in the chamber during private members' business. It was led by Matthew Swinbourn MLC,...

United religious call for Australia to join nuclear ban

CAMPAIGN NEWS: Seventy-five years after the destruction of Hiroshima with one nuclear weapon, religious groups across Australia are raising the call for Australia to sign and ratify the 2017 UN Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons. An interfaith open letter...

Treaty Update

CAMPAIGN NEWS: Despite the ongoing impact of the coronavirus pandemic, the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons continues to progress. This month Sudan signed and Fiji and Botswana ratified the agreement, bringing the total number of signatories to 82 and...

Parliamentary Friends of the TPNW is launched

CAMPAIGN NEWS: Parliamentary Friends of the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons was launched via video-conference today, with former US Secretary of Defense William J Perry and the Director of Policy at the Ploughshares Fund, Tom Collina. The new group is a...

Trinity: 75 years on from the first nuclear explosion

CAMPAIGN NEWS: ‘We were unwilling, unknowing and uncompensated participants in the world’s largest science experiment,’ - Tina Cordova, a New Mexico “downwinder” and leader of the Tularosa Basin Downwinders’ Consortium. 16 July 2020 is the 75th anniversary of the...

For the Hibakusha: Cities and towns in support of the Ban

CAMPAIGN NEWS:The upcoming 75th anniversaries of the bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki on 6th and 9th August, present an opportunity for reflection, remembrance and action. Unfortunately, the threat of nuclear weapons has not been relegated to that of a bygone era,...

Christian Super and Verve Super quit nukes

CAMPAIGN NEWS:Today Quit Nukes celebrates and commends two Australian superannuation funds for rejecting nuclear weapons and offering nuclear weapon free superannuation. Christian Super and Verve Super have developed policies ensuring their members’ superannuation...

NPT Review Conference postponed: don’t delay disarmament

CAMPAIGN NEWS:The Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT) Review Conference has been postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. While unavoidable, this delays an important opportunity for nations to hold each other accountable and renew efforts for the total elimination...

Monthly web-meets during COVID-19

CAMPAIGN NEWS: The way we live, work and campaign is changing dramatically as we take the necessary steps to minimise the impact of COVID-19. While keeping safe and stopping the spread of the virus is everyone's top priority, the threat of nuclear weapons...

Interfaith roundtable on nuclear disarmament

CAMPAIGN NEWS:This week in Sydney, ICAN and the Uniting Church in Australia hosted an interfaith roundtable meeting on nuclear disarmament and the UN Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons. The meeting was called to discuss the role faith-based communities can...